August 11, 2023
Midori 2023-2024 Season Highlights

Midori, a Kennedy Center Honoree, UN Messenger of Peace and one of the most outstanding violinists of our time, celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut last season with a national recital tour of Bach, alongside newly commissioned music. Her Carnegie Hall recital “gave an object lesson in realizing the intricate contrapuntal thoughts of J.S. Bach… pure wizardry of bow and fingers.” (New York Classical Review) The San Diego Union Tribune described her performances as “ingratiating in their musicality and dazzling in their easy virtuosity… a supreme joy to experience.”  In 2022, she also released a landmark recording of Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Warner Classics: “They set the pulse racing with pointed variations of dynamics and phrasing.” (The Strad

This season, Midori embarks on European and US tours with the Swiss chamber orchestra Festival Strings Lucerne, performing Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor and Beethoven’s Romance No. 2. She appears in Europe with the WDR Symphony Orchestra with conductor Constantinos Carydis and with the Sofia Philharmonic, performing Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato's 'Symposium), which she also performed with Michael Stern and the National Repertory Orchestra this summer in Colorado. She will also perform concerts on Asian tours in Japan and Korea. Midori also takes on her new role as Artistic Director of the prestigious Ravinia Steans Music Institute’s Piano & Strings program (succeeding Miriam Fried in that role), and will oversee the summer 2024 institute. 

In addition to her performances and teaching, Midori is deeply committed to furthering humanitarian and educational goals. This season she will visit a youth orchestra for a weeklong residency as part of her Orchestras Residencies Program (ORP); create chamber music concerts for smaller communities in the U.S. through Partners in Performance (PiP); provide New York City school children with access to music instruction through Midori & Friends; and bring music to communities in need in Japan and around the world through MUSIC SHARING. In recognition of her ongoing humanitarian work, she serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. 

Sep 30, 2023 / Germantown (Memphis), TN / Iris Collective / Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor
Oct 1, 2023 / Germantown (Memphis), TN / Iris Collective / Chamber Music
Oct 14 & 15, 2023 / Stamford, CT / Orchestra Lumos, with Conductor Michael Stern / Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor


Oct 7, 2023 / Cremona Italy / Stradivari Festival 2023
BACH Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D minor, 'Double'
BACH Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major

Oct 22, 2023 / Bologna, Italy / Teatro Auditorium Manzoni
Oct 23, 2023 / Rimini, RN, Italy / Teatro Amintore Galli
Oct 25, 2023 / Lucerne, Switzerland / KKL Luzern

R. SCHUMANN Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO.23
DVOŘÁK Romance in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.11

R. SCHUMANN Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 
BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 

Nov 3, 2023 / Worcester, MA / Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall 
Nov 4, 2023 / Brookville, NY (Long Island) / Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 5, 2023 / Newark, NJ / NJPAC 
Nov 8, 2023 / Santa Barbara, CA / UCSB Arts & Lectures
Nov 9, 2023 / Northridge, CA / Soraya Center
Nov 10, 2023 / Costa Mesa, CA / Philharmonic Society of Orange County 
Nov 13, 2023 / Wheaton, IL / Wheaton College Artist Series
Nov 14, 2023 / Iowa City, IA / Hancher Auditorium 
Nov 16, 2023 / Atlanta, GA / Emory University Schwartz Center for the Arts


Jan 18, 2024 / Waltham, MA / Brandeis University Concert Series 
Jan 20, 2024 / Austin, TX / Long Center for the Performing Arts 


NDR Orchestra, Andrew Manze, Conductor
GLANERT Violin Concerto "An die Imsterbliche Geliebte" (“To the Immortal Beloved”) (2017)
Jan 11, 2024 / Hanover, Germany

European tour with Prague Philharmonia
DVOŘÁK Romance in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op.11
Mar 4, 2024 / Prague, Czech Republic 
Mar 7, 2024 / Wiesbaden, Germany
Additional dates TBA

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