Midori Joins the Curtis Institute of Music Violin Faculty with the Beginning of this school year (September 2018)
With the beginning of the fall semester on 4 September 2018, Midori will officially join the Violin Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She joins a storied violin lineage and robust community engagement program at Curtis.
During the 2017–18 academic year, Midori already visited Curtis a number of times to give masterclasses, attend student-centered activities, and work with students participating in the school’s community engagement programs and Artist-Citizen courses.
Midori comes to Curtis after 14 years on the faculty of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she was a distinguished professor, a department chair for eight years, and holder of the esteemed Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin. She will assume a role as a visiting artist at USC beginning with this semester.