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Bernstein Serenade / Staatskapelle Dresden, March 2018

Sächsische Zeitung, March 2018 "Midori's interpretation of the speech of Agathon, who praises Eros as the most beautiful and noblest of gods, sounded particularly tender. Midori's playing, and this was also evident in her brilliant Bach encore, was of striking perfection…"...

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Britten Violin Concerto / Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

www.cincinnati.com  May 5, 2017 By JANELLE GELFAND [Midori] delivered a riveting performance of the Britten Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra [and Robert Treviño]. She sailed through its treacherous technical challenges, taking her time to communicate its lyrical passages with breathtaking beauty. She phrased with emotion and a pure, sweet...

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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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