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2020 Kennedy Center Honors

Midori took part in several events that made up the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors over the week of May 17, 2021. The annual celebration of awards for lifetime achievement in the arts was postponed from its usual early December date and restructured due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Taped excerpts are being assembled in a two-hour […]

PiP Virtual Events während der Covid Konzertpause

            Da der “normale” Konzertbetrieb aufgrund der Covid-19-Pandemie auf Eis liegt, hat Midori sich an aktuelle und frühere PiP-Stipendiaten (Partners in Performance) – sozusagen Mitglieder der PiP-Familie – mit einem Angebot für virtuelle Veranstaltungen für ihre Abonnenten und Ticketinhaber gewandt. Zu diesen Veranstaltungen gehörten ein virtuelles Recital mit der Pianistin […]


五嶋みどりが「音楽の友」2021年5月号(2021年4月17日発売)の表紙に登場しました。 巻頭インタビューでは、「ケネディ・センター名誉賞」を受賞しての感想、最近の演奏活動や社会貢献活動、ベートーヴェンの「ヴァイオリン協奏曲」などについて語っています。

PiP Virtual Events during the Covid Concert Gap

              With “normal” concert-going on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Midori has reached out to current and past recipients of PiP (Partners in Performance) grants – members of the PiP family, so-to-speak – with an offer of virtual events for their subscriber and ticket-holder communities. These events have included […]


五嶋みどりが米国ワシントンD.C.のケネディ・センターより第43回「名誉賞(The Kennedy Center Honors)」を受賞しました。 ケネディ・センター名誉賞は1978年創設で、米国の文化に多大な功績を残した芸術家に贈られる賞です。このたびの受賞は五嶋みどりの35年以上にわたるキャリアが評価されたものです。

Ein Gruß von Midori

Liebe Freunde, wir stehen am Ende eines unglaublich herausfordernden Jahres. Im Jahr 2020 hat es so viele tragische Verluste gegeben – am Leben, an den Dingen des Lebens. Von den Auswirkungen der Pandemie sind so viele Karrieren, Unternehmen und Institutionen betroffen und angeschlagen. Ich kenne niemanden, der nicht auf irgendeine Weise von all dem betroffen […]

A Greeting from Midori

Dear Friends, We are at the end of an incredibly challenging year. In 2020 there have been so many tragic losses – of lives, of the stuff of life. Through the pandemic’s ravages, so many careers, businesses and institutions have been threatened or badly damaged. I do not know of anyone who has not somehow […]

Midori offers online workshops during the Covid pandemic through her Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP)

During the month of October, Midori was busy giving masterclasses and workshops throughout the United States via Zoom. The sessions were offered to young musicians, their parents and teachers. So far, she has worked with groups in Connecticut, New York, Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, Indiana and New Mexico, with sessions continuing in November. In addition to […]

Midori’s Beethoven Concerto performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra is available for streaming until March 2021

Midori travelled to Glasgow in September to perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) and its music director Thomas Søndergård. Their performance is being streamed as part of the orchestra’s Covid-friendly digital season and will be available to watch until Sunday 14 March 2021. Midori is Artist-in-Residence with the RSNO for […]