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midori violinist, 30, AT THE CROSSROADS By Paul Hertelendy, the independent observer of San Francisco Bay Area music Week of Jan. 2027, 2002 4, No. 54 BERKELEY-I do not believe that Midori is slipping.
By Paul Hertelendy, the independent observer of San Francisco Bay Area music
Week of Jan. 20-27, 2002
Vol. 4, No. 54
BERKELEY-I do not believe that Midori is slipping. The real question, is she continuing to grow?
Her latest recital here Jan. 20 showed the one-time Japanese violin prodigy tackling a substantial (though hardly overwhelming) program, running through both the musical and chronological alphabets from Beethoven to Webern.
She is clearly at a crossroads, having to decide whether she's going up or down, having to see how she can broaden her horizons, having to weigh her many options. Will she tackle other musics, like clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma? Will she even take on some living composers in her repertoire?
Twenty years after her concert debut, she is a different figure: Then, the Osaka-born child came on with cherubic cuteness, producing tones of cherubic purity and lyricism-the result of starting "fiddling around" at the prococious age of 2. Today she is 30, very much at home in America, wearing bell-bottom white pants, unafraid to produce some coarser tones for strong effect.

2. J Henry Fair's Musician List
Mercurio, Steve conductor. midori violinist. Neubauer, Paul violist. ORiley, Chris pianist
This is a list of some of the musicians I have in my stock library. In the interest of saving space, I have only put one to four images of each person. Please contact me if you would like to see more. Anderson, June singer
Ax, Emmanuel pianist
Ballantyne, Jon pianist
Bartoli, Cecilia singer
Barrueco, Manuel guitarist
Blythe, Stephanie singer
Boulez, Pierre conductor
Burns, Stephen trumpet
Carmichael, Judy pianist
Cerovsek, Corey violinist Cho, Catherine violinist Cobo, Ricardo guitarist Copland House Dichter, Misha pianist Dichter, Cipa pianist Dunkel, Paul flutist Ehnes, James violinist Eroica Trio Feltsman, Vladimir pianist Fialkowska, Janina pianist Frank, Pamela violinist Graves, Denyce singer Haimovitz, Matt cellist Hoffman, Toby violist Hoffman, Gary cellist Hong, Hei Kyung singer Huang, Helen pianist

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midori violinist Born 1971 Birthplace Osaka, Japan. Midori's mother,Setsu Goto, began teaching her daughter the violin at age three.

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5. Creative Loafing Atlanta | ARTS | ARTS AGENDA
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The Spelman College Children's Dance Theatre presents the holiday show, featuring pieces in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and African dance mixed with acting, singing and storytelling. Clark Atlanta University Student Center, 223 James P. Brawley Drive. Dec. 9. 7 p.m. $25 w/ dinner. 404-223-7597. ATLANTA BALLET'S NUTCRACKER A holiday tradition with new surprises, the Atlanta Ballet performs the dance classic choreographed by John McFall. The production brings 19th-century Russia to the stage. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. Dec. 1-24. Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. only. $20-$50. 404-817-8700. THE GIFT Praise in Motion, a Christian dance company, presents the holiday dance classic about the birth of Jesus and his foretold return. Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Dec. 9-10. Sat. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. 770-381-5787. THE NUTCRACKER The In-town Ballet presents excerpts from the holiday dance classic in a free performance. Northeast In-town YWCA, 957 Highland Ave. Dec. 9. 4 p.m. 404-733-6806.

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Northern California Fine Arts Held and Let Go This exhibit, based on the double-edged theme of holding and letting go, presents a diverse group of contemporary works in basketry, textile, sculpture, wood, paint and video. Opens Nov. 21. Ongoing. (CCAC Oakland Campus, Oliver Art Center, Oakland. 510-594-3650.) Hokusai Woodblock prints by the Japanese master. Through Wednesday. (Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-379-8800.) Honoring The works of mixed media artist Flo Oy Wong, which focus on family stories and the Chinese American experience, are on display. Through Dec. 13. (Creative Arts Center Gallery, 550 E. Remington, Sunnyvale. 408-730-7731.) Indian Art The museum exhibits its new acquisitions, including sculpture, decorative arts and miniature painting. Ongoing. (Asian Art Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 415-379-8800.) Through Dust and Ruins The China-focused works, of Bay Area photographer Tsung Woo Han, are on display in an exhibit of 35 color photographs. Ongoing. (Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco. 415-986-1822.)

7. Midori Short Biography
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Heralded as one of the world’s foremost violinists, Midori consistently seeks to share herself with others and finds great personal fulfillment in that pursuit, both on and off the concert stage. Her performing schedule, balanced between recitals with Robert McDonald and appearances with the most prestigious symphonic ensembles, annually takes her to the great concert stages of Europe, North America and the Far East. Chamber music has become an equally important element of her activities: she has spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont and makes times for special chamber music projects throughout the year. Midori added an important dimension to her life in 1992 when she founded Midori & Friends, a non-profit organization whose motto, "Inspiring Children Through Music," is realized on a daily basis through music instruction programs benefiting thousands of children each year.
Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971, Midori began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a young age. She now lives in New York City with her two dogs, Franzie (after Franz Joseph Haydn) and Willa (after Willa Cather, one of Midori’s favorite writers). Her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesu "ex-Huberman", which is on a lifetime loan to her from the Hayashibara Foundation.

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International Herald Tribune , March 27, 2003 Midori, McDonald Concert a Thing of Beauty
By RICHARD STORM Midori and her longtime collaborator, Robert McDonald, brought a program of extraordinary challenge and quality to the Van Wezel on Tuesday. Too often, music superstars tour with hackneyed programs, playing down to the audiences they expect to find outside the major urban centers. Midori did no such thing, treating Sarasota to the highest level of her art.
One rarely finds the music of Anton Webern and Alfred Schnittke in local concerts, alas. To hear both represented by compositions of compelling beauty, balanced by a seldom- heard piece by Edvard Grieg and the monumental "Kreutzer" sonata of Beethoven, was a privilege.

La Nacion (Spain), March 25, 2003
By CECILIA SCALISI Tal como la música, que a diferencia de otras artes existe y deja de existir en manos de un intérprete y sólo a través del tiempo, así también se revela la consciencia de Midori Goto, la excepcional violinista que concibe la intensidad e importancia de las cosas como un hecho igualmente efimero, como algo que, tal como ella lo explica, va desdibujando su valor en la memoria para integrarse en una totalidad que excede al arte. "Cada trazo es simplemente un trazo más en la intrincada fábrica de la vida" responde Midori, y ya sólo ese sentido del paso del tiempo habla de la madurez y profundidad de una artista cuyo prodigio supera el alcance de un virtuosismo puramente musical.

10. Midori Biography
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Midori's 2001-02 season began with the National Symphony's season-opening gala in Washington, D.C., followed by a tour of Japan with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and appearances with the Munich Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. She continued her annual recital touring with Robert McDonald in the U.S. and many countries abroad, including France, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and Italy. Midori received two prestigious awards in the Fall of 2001: the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, which is bestowed on established artists in recognition of their career accomplishments and comes with a $50,000 cash award, and the Instrumentalist of the Year award from Musical America, the bible of the music industry.
As part of Midori's 20th anniversary season, commemorative events have been planned throughout the world: the celebrations began in Japan in May 2002 as Midori played a major recital tour with pianist Robert McDonald. She also initiated a unique series of concerts titled "Total Experience," based on the concept of "kizuna," the Japanese word for human interconnectedness. These appearances were in small towns all over Japan, and involved experimentation with thematic concepts and proactive audience participation. Throughout the 2002-03 season, Midori will also make it a point to perform with many of the international orchestras and in the key concert halls around the world which have played an important role in the development of her career.

11. Talented Violinist Midori Marks The 20th Anniversary Of Her Professional Debut
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midoris talent as violinist emerged at young age. At the tender age of 3, midori knew what she wanted.
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At the tender age of 3, Midori knew what she wanted. She wanted to play the violin, just like her mother. Setsu Goto presented a violin to her precocious daughter and as she watched the girl use the bow to stroke the strings with a mysterious understanding, she realized Midori possessed a natural talent. By the time Midori was 4, lessons had begun in earnest, with her mother as her teacher. Goto took the energetic girl from Japan to New York City for intense instruction by other teachers. Midori enthusiastically shares her love of music with children in Japan and New York City. Of her Midori Foundation, called Midori and Friends, she says, "The aim is to inspire children through music … to learn about other cultures and discipline and dedicating yourself to something you love very much." Besides her active recording career, Midori finds time to perform in 120 foundation concerts each year with the help of the Maia Quartet, pianist Emanuel Ax and other chamber and recital musicians.
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13. Midori To Perform
violinist midori to perform April 30. One of the most celebratedfigures in the music world, midori, returns to Cornell April 30
Violinist Midori to perform April 30
One of the most celebrated figures in the music world, Midori, returns to Cornell April 30 to perform a program of Mozart, Schubert, Prokofiev and Saint-Saens. The 25-year-old Japanese violinist, now in her second decade of an extraordinary international career, will perform with her recital partner and mentor, pianist Robert McDonald. Tickets for the 8:15 p.m. performance in Bailey Hall are available at the Lincoln Hall Ticket Office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 255-5144. While her talent and poise were praised following her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11, they were never more in evidence than at Tanglewood in 1986, when she was forced to change violins twice during a performance of Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade" because strings broke on both her violin and the replacement violin from the concertmaster. Her performing schedule, balanced between recitals and appearances with the most prestigious symphonic ensembles, annually takes her to the great stages of Europe, North America and the Far East. She last played the Bailey Hall Concert Series in 1992. In the past several years, McDonald has distinguished himself as the recipient of a number of prizes, including the Gold Medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolonzo, Italy. He has participated at the Marlboro and Caramoor festivals, appeared with the San Francisco and Baltimore symphonies, and has been a frequent recital partner to Isaac Stern and Elmar Olivera.

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15. Violinist Prodigy To Perform Classical Music At McCain
world as a child prodigy. A worldclass violinist, midori has beenperforming concerts for the past 15 years and she's only 25.
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he first came to the attention of the world as a child prodigy. A world-class violinist, Midori has been performing concerts for the past 15 years and she's only 25. Midori will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in McCain Auditorium. Midori first began playing when she was 4 years old. Her mother taught violin lessons and was her inspiration. The young Japanese girl began performing concerts when she was 10. Midori made her debut in New York with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra when she was 11 years old. Richard Martin, director of McCain, said an important reason Midori was brought to McCain was because she, unlike many other child prodigies, continues to shine in her field of talent. "She has not lost that sparkle, that magic she had as a youngster," Martin said. Midori will play a variety of classical pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Midori's program will feature music by Cesar Franck, and violin composers George Enescu and Fritz Kreisler. In a tribute to Schubert, Midori will play "Sonata in A Major." She has appeared on "The Tonight Show," recorded albums and performed at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. She is also the founder of the Midori Foundation, an organization established in 1992 to bring the performing arts into the everyday life of children.

16. Midori Reviews
midori, violinist Reviews Recital, Wigmore Hall (Fauré Violin Sonata) midori capturesperfectly the introverted passion found within its circular confines.
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Midori captures perfectly the introverted passion found within its circular confines. There was an effortless, teasing flexibility to her line, mirroring the constantly fluctuating harmony. She used such subtle rubato to fuel climaxes as naturally as a bird rides the thermals; and amid the tug of rhythmic currents, even the simplest rising scale was made thrilling. No-one can sound more silken than Midori, but there is sinew there too.
The Times
London Symphony Orchestra / Eschenbach (Bruch 1st Concerto)
She brought all her considerable might and musical intellect to this performance of Bruch’s first concerto, investing its opening vorspiel with heavy, lingering portent. Her deep sincerity, and the sense of a thoroughly worked-through interpretation, called to mind words Bruch used in describing his study of folk music: "with seriousness, perseverance and unending interest".
The Times
St Louis Symphony / Hans Vonk (Sibelius Violin Concerto)
Birmingham Post
Pittsburgh Symphony / Mariss Jansons (Dvorak Violin Concerto) The sound is fine and lean and the technique as impregnable as ever. More important is the soundness and seriousness of the musicianship.

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Susan McDonald guitarist. McPherson Trio - Canadian. midori - violinist. NathanMilstein - violinist. Muse-Art - guitar duo. Neidich, Charles - clarinet.
Stanley Alexandrowicz - guitar Amadeus Guitar Duo Amadeus Trio Amsterdam Guitar Trio (BMG) Atamian, Dickran - pianist Bachmann, Maria - violinist (BMG) Manuel Barrueco - Guitarist Bashmet, Yuri - violist (BMG) Joshua Bell - violinist Bellugi, David - recorder Bart Berman - piano - piano duo Bottesini Duo - double bass and piano duo Brain, Dennis - horn Bream, Julian - guitarist Brendel, Alfred - pianist Bronfman, Yefim - piano (Sony) Jui-Chen Chang - Cellist Chee-Yun's Room - Violinist Chee-Yun (official) Choong-Mo Kang - piano Cliburn, Van - pianist James Dick - pianist Dragon, Carmen - harp James Ehnes - violinist Irwin I. Eisenberg - violinist Julia Fischer - violinist Florestan Trio Deniz Arman Gelenbe - piano Arthur Greene - piano Jeffrey Grice - piano Hansen, Thomas - piano Hayden, Angelica - pianist, singer Honigberg, Steven - cellist Vladimir Horowitz - pianist Hsing-ay Hsu - piano Jacqueline du Pre Piano Quartet Emma Johnson - clarinetist Kim, David Korfker and Yamaguchi - violin-piano duo Wilhelm Kempff - pianist Misha Keylin - violinist Osman Kivrak - violist/composer Junko Kobayashi - piano Kreisler, Fritz

18. Cover Story: Hilary Hahn - Violinist With A Vision
A feature article from the news daily where Hahn describes her ideals as a classical musician.Category Arts Music Violin violinists Classical Hahn, Hilary......Cover Story Hilary Hahn violinist with a vision Some do, of course (midori andYo-Yo Ma come immediately to mind) and some don't feel at ease doing so
Cover Story: Hilary Hahn - Violinist with a vision PSO opens new season with a bright, young star Friday, September 15, 2000 By Andrew Druckenbrod, Post-Gazette Classical Music Critic Hilary Hahn wants to personally thank you for listening. Pittsburgh Symphony PSO opens season with street party New faces in the PSO Hilary's 'Hahn-line' journal She doesn't say it in such a cheesy way she is 20 years old after all but the American violin virtuoso is doing her part and then some to help right the good ship classical. In a keynote address she gave this summer at the annual conference of the American Symphony Orchestra League in Boston, Hahn tactfully urged her fellow musicians to work harder to connect with audiences and offered tangible ways to do so. She advocated that artists look at "music television, the Internet, direct contact with audiences and programs for kids," while also maintaining they not be "reluctant to talk with the media." "To me, all of these activities on the part of artists are connected to the goal of breaking down barriers that keep people from coming to classical concerts," she said. "This isn't a matter of self-interest or egomania it's an effort to help with classical outreach." Hahn hasn't changed her tune since that conference "I think that there's a lot that [artists] can do that isn't too energy-consuming that would make a big difference," Hahn says over the phone. She'll put that theory into practice again this weekend when she performs in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert with music director Mariss Jansons. She'll play Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto in a concert that also includes Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Ottorino Respighi's "Feste romane."

19. A Child No More, Midori Remains Special
Even after the young violinist began lessons with renowned teacher DorothyDeLay, midori never stopped studying with her (mother). .

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A child no more, Midori remains special
By Elaine Schmidt
Special to the Journal Sentinel February 12, 1997 The year was 1985, the place was the Aspen Music Festival. An extraordinary young violinist was performing with one of the festival's several orchestras. Stories about her were buzzing through the music world. She was only 13 and petite for her age, but everyone who heard her play was stunned. Midori performed the Berg Violin Concerto, a tough, meaty piece for a violinist of any age. She was almost uncannily poised on stage, performing flawlessly, with an astonishing depth. After the performance, as the orchestra filed off stage, Midori sat in the wings, watching her mother pack her violin into its case. I played in the orchestra on that concert. What I saw backstage is as clear as a photograph in my mind. The violinist, who had just accepted a thunderous standing ovation, now sat in a chair with her feet swinging several inches above the floor, clutching a well-worn, stuffed Snoopy. Just a girl, waiting for Mom to finish up. Midori is now in her mid-20s. The same poise and musical prowess that made her a sensation as a child have kept her in demand on concert stages throughout the world. She will appear Friday through Sunday in concert with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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Matt Schudel Classical Poulenc Violin Sonata. Debussy Violin Sonata. Saint-SaensViolin Sonata No. 1. midori, violinist; Robert McDonald, pianist (Sony).,0,3181630.story?

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