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Midori, violin

Japanese-born violinist Midori skyrocketed to fame in 1982 at age 11 when she performed with the New York Philharmonic in its annual New Year’s Eve concert. Not only a leading concert violinist for over 30 years, Midori is also recognized as a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. Never at rest, Midori brings the same dynamic innovation and expressive insight that has made her a prominent concert violinist to her other roles as a noted global cultural ambassador and dedicated music educator.

Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression that allow the listening public not just to hear music but to be personally moved by it. Midori is an honorary professor at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and a guest professor at both Soai University in Osaka and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in addition to teaching regularly at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and the Weimar Meisterkurse in Germany

Midori last gave a Schubert Club recital in 1992. 

Ethereal phrasing gives the audience a glimpse into her inner world.

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