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PRESS CLIPPINGS

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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Kalamazoo Gazette, February 2, 2014

By C.J.GIANIKARIS Midori and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra deliver perfect performance  During the opening movement [of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1], Midori sustained extraordinary gentleness against a menacing orchestral backdrop. Using half-voice tones, she held ominous musical lines at bay. Her melodies emerged as silver threads woven within the larger orchestral sound. Her renowned...

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International Record Review, January 2014

By NIGEL SIMEONE Bloch, Janáček, Shostakovich (Onyx 4084)  Midori is among the finest violinists of her generation, but her discography is particularly interesting. As well as the familiar warhorses, Midori's recordings also include deeply impressive performances of sonatas by the likes of Poulenc, Strauss and Elgar and she continues her exploration of...

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Music Web International

By STEPHEN GREENBANK Bloch, Janáček, Shostakovich (Onyx 4084)  These are very fine performances by two players who not only have an affinity for this repertoire, but play with a shared purpose. They listen to each other and appear to be on the same wavelength, delivering performances which are compelling and captivating. The...

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Audiophile Audition, October 13, 2013

By GARY LEMCO Bloch, Janáček, Shostakovich (Onyx 4084)  Midori and Aydin bring a wonderfully colored focus to the Poeme (Bloch's Violin Sonata No.2 "Poème mystique") perhaps the most striking performance we have had since the famed Heifetz inscription from the 1950s....

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