MIDORI | PRESS CLIPPINGS
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PRESS CLIPPINGS

San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2017

By JOSHUA KOSMAN  More than 30 years after bursting on the scene as a pint-size violin prodigy, Midori continues to set an example for how to be an engaged musician in the modern world. Sure, she gives first-rate performances — that’s item one on the job description, and she did it...

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Britten Violin Concerto / Marin Symphony

San Francisco Chronicle, January 28, 2017 The sheer musical impact of [Midori’s] presence was evident in the performance of Britten’s Violin Concerto that she gave with Music Director Alasdair Neale and the [Marin Symphony]. This early masterpiece, written when the composer was in his mid-20s, has for too long been a relatively overlooked...

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The Baltimore Sun, October 2016

by TIM SMITH [On Midori's performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and José-Luis Novo] You could easily sense how deeply Midori has considered and reconsidered every note of this score but her interpretation never came across as studied. Phrasing had a spontaneous quality, propelled by a poetic...

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(Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, May 2016

By RACHEL PARKER [On Midori's performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Bass Hall] "She always impresses as an artist of substance, producing beautiful, accurate tones...

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Recording: Peter Eötvös Violin Concerto No. 2 ‘DoReMi’ (Alpha)

Fono Forum, September 2016 "In DoReMi, the Japanese violinist Midori, entirely free of technical heaviness, paints the shimmering virtuosity of her solo part with a finely detailed brush." Pizzicato, August 2016 "The piece is dedicated to Midori….who plays the work with captivating beauty." Der Spiegel, June 2016 "Midori herself interprets the colorful and technically challenging concerto....

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Bach Sonatas and Partitas / Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte

Kulturradio, August 2016 "Midori’s Bach is radically introverted, as if we could move around inside Bach’s brain…She plays with a sparkling precision that is almost frightening, perfect as a Zen exercise. And yet, even as polished as her playing seems, it is never uniform. It breathes inwardly, painting the inner polyphony...

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Chicago Classical Review, 17 July 2014

By LAWRENCE A JOHNSON [On Midori's performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki at the Ravinia Festival] "Midori delivered a wholly satisfying performance, tackling this ineradicable warhorse with characteristic verve, fire, and tonal gleam. She brought a lithe, lyric elegance to the music while mining...

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The New York Times, 6 June 2014

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Midori played [Peter Eötvös's DoReMi with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert] with plush tone, myriad colorings and command....

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