ON THIS DAY | Today is Violinist Midori’s Birthday!
A visionary artist, activist, and educator, Midori stands as one of the most outstanding violinists of our time
Born in Osaka in 1971, Midori began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto. A recognized child prodigy, at the age of 11, she was invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic by conductor Zubin Mehta.
She has collaborated with other renowned musicians such as Emanuel Ax, Leonard Bernstein, Christoph Eschenbach, Yo-Yo Ma — and performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras.
Deeply committed to furthering humanitarian and educational goals, she has founded several non-profit organizations, including Midori & Friends and MUSIC SHARING. She serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
Midori was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and was celebrated during the May 2021 Honors ceremonies in Washington D.C. by Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, and John Lithgow, among others.
Midori plays the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù ‘ex-Huberman’. She uses four bows: two by Dominique Peccatte, one by François Peccatte, and one by Paul Siefried.
In addition to performing and recording regularly, she serves a teaching position on faculty as the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and as Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
MIDORI & ROBERT MCDONALD | SARASATE | ZAPATEADO | CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT | 1990
28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other
02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions
07jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Fairy's Kiss8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
03julAll Day09Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Melbourne Recital Center, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaEvent Type :competitions
07julAll Day15The Malher Competition(All Day) Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg Mußstraße 1 96047 Bamberg GERMANYEvent Type :competitions