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

Midori and Festival Strings Lucerne release Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Romances with Warner Classics (October 2020)

As one of the world’s preeminent soloists, the violinist Midori has been performing on premier stages around the globe for over 35 years. Warner Classics will release a recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and his two Romances for Violin and Orchestra by Midori and the Festival Strings Lucerne on October 16th to celebrate the composer’s 250th birthday in December 2020.READ MORE

Midori on the cover of “The Strad” (September 2020)

The cover of the October issue of “The Strad” features violinist Midori. In a conversation with Toby Deller, she talks about performing contemporary music, recordings of Beethoven’s works and dedicating herself to social causes.

More about the latest issue of “The Strad” can be found here.

Midori and Omer Meir Wellber in Palermo (September 2020)

On September 25, violinist Midori and Omer Meir Wellber will present a joint program of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in two concerts at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, one at 5 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. (CET). The latter will be livestreamed on Teatro Massimo Web TV. With this concert, Midori begins her Artist in Residence at the Teatro Massimo. A matinée concert will follow on September 26th at 11 a.m. with chamber music works by Bach and Schnittke, together with musicians from the orchestra of the Teatro Massimo and music director Omer Meir Wellber himself at the piano.READ MORE

Midori at the 2020 Tanglewood Virtual Gala (July 2020)

Midori will celebrate the centenary of the legendary American violinist Isaac Stern, one of the most prominent artists of the 20th century, on July 23, 2020 at 02:00 Central European Summer Time (20:00, Estern Standard Time) at the 2020 Tanglewood Virtual Gala.READ MORE

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