Midori’s concert at the beginning of 2024 (February 2024)

Midori begins the new year with two performances of Detlef Glanert’s Violin Concerto No. 2 An die Unsterbliche Geliebte: in January with the NDR Radiophilharmonie and Andrew Manze and in February with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which co-commissioned the work. You can listen to the concert with the NDR Radiophilharmonie here for a year.

Other highlights in spring 2024 include concerts with the KBS Symphony in Seoul, with the Solistes Européens Luxembourg at the Luxembourg Philharmonie, a Schumann Violin Concerto recording at the KKL with the Festival Strings Lucerne, duo recitals in the USA and South America and guest appearances in Amsterdam, Prague, Wiesbaden and Dresden.

Midori’s recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion with the WDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Constantinos Carydis is still available to listen to and watch on YouTube:


Midori plays Bernsteins Serenade: WDR Concert-Stream (November 2023)

Here you can watch Midori’s recent concert in Germany: Bernstein’s Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Constantinos Carydis recorded on September 22 at Cologne Philharmonie is now available on YouTube and on the WDR Symphony Orchestra’s website.


Midori just finished her US tour with the Festival Strings Lucerne having played in Atlanta, Iowa City, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, among others. Her next stop is Korea: she will perform Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in Seoul on November 25 .


Midori and Festival Strings Lucerne (Oktober 2023)

On October 25, Midori will perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor and Dvořák’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra with the Festival Strings Lucerne under Daniel Dodds at the KKL Luzern. The violinist shares an intense partnership with the Festival Strings Lucerne musicians, and prior to the concert in Lucerne will accompany them to two concerts on October 22 and 23 in Bologna and Rimini, as well as on a nine-concert U.S. tour.

For more information, visit fsl.swiss


Midori is featured guest on the Speaking Soundly podcast this week (October 2023)

The mission of the podcast Speaking Soundly is to offer a window into the soul of today’s premier professional performing artists, to show the process and personal journey of great artists seeking connection, beauty, and spirituality through music.

Speaking Soundly is hosted by Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra David Krauss.

Midori is this week’s guest on Speaking Soundly.
To listen to the podcast, click below, as appropriate.

Apple Podcasts: https://shorturl.at/cmoE7
Spotify: https://shorturl.at/kryCV

Livestream on 22 September at 20:05: Midori with Bernstein’s Serenade with the WDR Sinfonieorchester at the Cologne Philharmonie (September 2023)

Violinist Midori will perform Bernstein’s Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion in Cologne – the concert on Friday, 22 September together with the WDR Sinfonieorchester conducted by Constantinos Carydis will be broadcast live on YouTube as well as on the website of the WDR Sinfonieorchester and on the radio on WDR 3 and will also be available afterwards to listen to and watch. The work by the U.S. composer has been with Midori for what feels like her entire life; with 14, she played it under the composer’s baton in her debut performance at Tanglewood. During the performance, her string broke twice and Midori quickly exchanged her ¾-instrument for the concert master’s violin and then for another one. The special moment is also available on YouTube, but unfortunately in poor quality, nevertheless you get an impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkp8YSuePPM

Information about the concert can be found here. The concert program includes:

Gustav Mahler: Blumine, Symphonic Movement
Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion
Dimitri Mitropoulos: Burial
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major op. 70

Another concert will take place on Saturday, 23 September in Duisburg.

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

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