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15 Dec 2016

2016 International Community Engagement Program (ICEP) gets underway in Nepal


The International Community Engagement Program (ICEP) this year is taking place in Nepal and a string quartet consisting of Midori, violinist Jeremias Sergiani-Velásques, violist Wenhong Luo and cellist Michael Katz met and rehearsed in Tokyo before flying to Kathmandu with their tour coordinator Chad Cannon. The purpose of the ICEP, one...

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06 Oct 2016

Midori plays and speaks at the United Nations


Midori joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and four other United Nations Messengers of Peace - Leonardo DiCaprio, Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas and Primatologist Jane Goodall - for the Peace Bell Ceremony on September 16th in anticipation of the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21st.  The Secretary-General rang the Peace...

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03 Aug 2016

Short documentary on Midori can be viewed online until August 16th

NHK documentary

NHK World TV has produced a 12-minute English language documentary about Midori. Music is Always with Us traces Midori’s career and shows her performing the Preludio from the Partita No. 3 in E Major for solo violin by J.S. Bach in June at a shelter for victims of the Kumamoto Earthquake, which...

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11 Jul 2016

ICEP (International Community Engagement Program) Activities in Japan 2016

ICEP Natl Art Center

Every year in May or June, ICEP participating artists share their experiences in a series of "Reporting Concerts" in Japan. These reporting events provide a unique opportunity for the general public to hear firsthand accounts from the participating artists of what they thought, felt and learned through their ICEP experience....

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