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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.
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ABOUT IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE
Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s powerfully and intricately crafted performances have earned her critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ and ‘subtle, complex, almost impossibly detailed and riveting in every way’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight.’(The New York Times).
Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and from Mannes College of Music in New York City, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode. Previously, Ieva was Associate Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Ieva is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, Maine and has established herself as a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.
In the fall of 2016, Ieva and Midori began a collaboration. The two have given recitals together in Canada, at the Cartagena International Music Festival in Columbia, Germany, Austria, Japan, Poland, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, India, and Sri Lanka.