Midori joined conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya for an online Conversation on Life and Music as part of his Conducting Institute. Seventy participants from the United States, Europe, South America and Asia took part and were able to ask questions after the initial conversation on wide-ranging subjects including Midori’s experience of working with the Maestro Leonard Bernstein, […]
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Liebe Freunde, in dieser Zeit großer Ungewissheit und anhaltend beunruhigender Nachrichten schreibe ich euch aus New York, wo ich seit fast einem Monat vor Ort Zuflucht gefunden habe. Wir werden täglich mit unüberwindlichen Nachrichten konfrontiert, die unsere Psyche und unser Vertrauen in die Welt und in uns selbst angreift. Unsere Gedanken sind bei dem medizinischen […]
Dear Friends, In this time of great uncertainty and continuing unnerving news, I write to you from New York, where I have been sheltering-in-place for close to a month. We are confronted daily by insurmountable news that assaults our psyches and corrodes our confidence in the world and in ourselves. Our thoughts go out to […]
Midori recently posted two PSAs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. PSA 1: Practice Makes Perfect PSA 2: From Home You can find links here: https://www.facebook.com/GoToMidori/videos/1729312913878254/
Following recitals in the US and Europe in 2019 with sonatas by Schumann, Fauré, Debussy and Enescu, Midori and pianist Yean-Yves Thibaudet continued their partnership in 2020 with all-Beethoven sonata programs across the United States in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Their coast-to-coast tour culminated in California, where they performed the […]
As a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2007, Midori has strongly supported the organization’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as part of a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. With just 10 years to go, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver […]
In December 2019, Midori was joined by violinist Elina Buksha, violist Erika Gray and cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset for the latest instalment of the International Community Engagement Program (ICEP). Read about the participants This season’s ICEP took place in Cambodia, the site of an earlier ICEP 12 years ago. Midori, Elina, Erica and Noémie met in […]
As she has done since 2006, Midori ends her calendar year with the International Community Engagement Program (ICEP) of her Japanese foundation MUSIC SHARING. While Christmas is being celebrated in many western countries at the end of December, the violinist and UN Messenger of Peace forms a quartet with three young musicians – this year Elina […]
Wie es mittlerweile seit fast schon 15 Jahren Tradition ist, beschließt Midori ihr Jahr mit dem International Community Engagement Program (ICEP) ihrer japanischen Stiftung MUSIC SHARING. Während in westlichen Ländern Ende Dezember Weihnachten gefeiert wird, formt die Geigerin und UN-Friedensbotschafterin gemeinsam mit den drei jungen Musikerinnen Elina Buksha (Violine), Erika Gray (Viola) und Noémie Raymond-Friset […]
The Brahms Society Schleswig-Holstein announced on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Heide, that it has awarded Midori the Brahms Prize 2020. The award ceremony will take place on 3 May 2020 in St. Bartholomew’s Church in Wesselburen. In an excerpt from the Brahms Society’s statement: The Brahms Society honors an outstanding violinist and proven Brahms interpreter, […]