OUT NOW – new CD release with Midori (November 2022)

Violinist Midori releases Beethoven’s Sonatas for Piano and Violin together with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Warner. The ten sonatas for piano and violin, written between 1797 and 1812, are among the most significant works in the history of chamber music.

The recording is available now digitally and will be released on CD by Warner in January 2023.

Midori plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the NDR Radiophilharmonie (February 2022)

This week Midori performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major with the NDR Radiophilharmonie under Andrew Manze in Hannover and Wolfsburg, making her debut in Hannover. Please find more information about the concerts as well as tickets here.

Thursday, 3 February 2022 – Hanover
Friday, 4 February 2022 – Wolfsburg
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Andrew Manze
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major op. 61

Following after the concert, Midori will give the Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Humanities at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. In the online lecture, she will talk about nonprofit organizing and volunteerism. The lecture will be streamed online via Zoom, registration is available here.

Thursday, 3 February 2022 – Harvard Radcliffe Institute
Time: 10:00 p.m. CET / 4 p.m. ET

Midori (January 2022)

For her lifetime achievement, Midori was awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in May 2021.

In March 2022, Midori will tour Europe with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the orchestra with which she performed the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Violin Concerto No. 2 “To the Immortal Beloved” dedicated to her in Edinburgh in November 2021.

Together with pianist Özgür Aydin, Midori will perform in March at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Capistrano Hall in Sacramento and Chamber Music San Francisco with works of Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Nikos Skalkottas.

With the Festival Strings Lucerne, she will play four concerts in Germany in April, with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major and Romances Nos. 1 and 2 on the program. A joint recording of these works was released by Warner Classics in 2020.

Spoiler Alert: Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet are currently in the recording studio. Stay tuned!


Midori performs Glanert’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (November 2021)

On 5 and 6 November, Midori will perform the world premiere of Detlev Glanert’s Violin Concerto No. 2, “To the Immortal Beloved with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The 6 November concert from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall will be livestreamed. Tickets and more information can be found here.

5 November, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
RSNO, Thomas Søndergård
Glanert: Violin Concerto No. 2                       world premiere

6 November, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
RSNO, Thomas Søndergård
Glanert: Violin Concerto No. 2

Midori Spotlight Program produced by Washington Performing Arts (July 2021)

“Perhaps no other artist of our time has had a more profound impact on the development of string musicians and audiences throughout the world. Her supreme musicianship, inspirational commitment to excellence, and tireless advocacy for her chosen art form make this a must-see experience for all music lovers.”
– Douglas H. Wheeler, Washington Performing Arts President Emeritus

Washington Performing Arts (WPA) recently produced a Spotlight program showcasing Midori as performer and teacher and highlighting her Partners in Performance (PiP) organization with a panel discussion. Midori was named a recipient of WPA’s 2020 Ambassador of the Arts Award in recognition of extraordinary achievement, service, and advocacy in the performing arts.READ MORE

Midori at the 61st Weimar Classes 2021 (July 2021)

Midori will once again teach a group of young people in Weimar at this year’s master classes. From 23-31 July, the courses will take place for the 61st time in Weimar at the Hochschule Für Musik FRANZ LISZT and will include individual lessons, orchestra studio and participant concerts at the end of the course.

Midori and the Festival Strings Lucerne perform in front of a large audience at the KKL Luzern on 1 July 2021 (June 2021)

Following the Swiss Federal Council’s decision to allow large-scale events in enclosed spaces again, the KKL Luzern, the Festival Strings Lucerne and violinist Midori are sending out a sign of life for the entire industry by playing a concert on July 1 in front of more than 1,000 guests.

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 19:30 (CET), KKL Luzern
Festival Strings Lucerne, Daniel Dodds
Midori – violin
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B major Op. 60READ MORE

Midori on DW Classical Music (June 2021)

Midori: World-famous villinist and UN Messenger of Peace