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

Midori in Spain for three concerts (April 2021)

Midori will be a guest of the Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae for three concerts. In Tarragona, Lleida and Barcelona, she will perform Brahms Violin Concerto in D major with the orchestra under Tomàs Grau. All three concerts will take place in front of an audience.

The concerts at a glance:

24 April, 8:30 p.m.: Teatre Tarragona, Tarragona
25 April, 7 p.m.: Auditori Enric Granados, Lleida
26 April, 8 p.m.: Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae, Tomàs Grau
Brahms: Violin concerto in D major
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

 

Midori to Receive Kennedy Center Honor in Recognition of Lifetime Artistic Achievements (January 2021)

With an international presence for over 35 years, violinist Midori combines graceful precision and expression for performances building connections between art and the human experience.”
—David M. Rubenstein, Kennedy Center Chairman

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. last night, January 13, announced the five honorees to receive the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 2020 Kennedy Center Honors, traditionally held in early December each year, have been postponed until May 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients to be honored at the 43rd annual national celebration are: Violinist Midori, choreographer and actress Debbie Allen, singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez, country singer Garth Brooks and actor Dick Van Dyke.READ MORE

Midori’s Season’s Greetings (January 2021)

“Dear Friends,

We are at the end of an incredibly challenging year. In 2020 there have been so many tragic losses – of lives, of the stuff of life. Through the pandemic’s ravages, so many careers, businesses and institutions have been threatened or badly damaged. I do not know of anyone who has not somehow been affected by all of this. Beyond this year’s immediate health crisis, we continued to face violent greed and brutality, injustices and inequalities, as well as all manner of natural disasters.READ MORE