Midori’s International Community Engagement Project (ICEP) celebrates its 30th Anniversary

CREDIT: Music Sharing

In June 2023, the ICEP Quartet, consisting of violinists Midori and Stephanie Zyzak, violist Erika Gray and cellist Sandra Lied Haga, visited 19 local and special needs schools and hospitals in the Japanese prefectures of Okinawa, Hyogo, Osaka, Wakayama, Nara, Tokyo and Miyagi.

Some of the school children sang for them, others were invited to participate in the music making by making specific sounds along with the music.

CREDIT: Tohoku Broadcasting Company

The ICEP Quartet visits were featured on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK , on the Tohoku broadcasting company and in newspapers including the Okinawa Times and the Sankei Shimbun.

CREDIT: Okinawa Times

Concluding their tour, the ICEP Quartet performed works by Haydn and Mendelssohn at Phoenix Hall in Osaka and Oji Hall in Tokyo.