Midori is Artiste étoile at the Lucerne Festival in August 2014
As Artiste étoile at the 2014 Lucerne Festival, Midori performs the complete Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin at the Franciscan Church and joins the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniele Gatti at the KKL Luzern Concert Hall in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. At the same hall two days later, Midori and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Gaffigan perform the World Premiere of ‘Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II) Music for Violin and Orchestra’ by the Festival’s Composer-in-Residence Johannes Maria Staud.
In addition, Midori gives two days of masterclasses, appears in Conversation with the Festival’s Artistic and Executive Director Michael Haefliger and undertakes three outreach recitals. At 10 p.m. after the second Bach concert, she heads for Lounge 1 at the Bourbaki a few minutes’ walk from the main concert hall for some more Bach performed in a relaxed lounge atmosphere with no admission charge.