We are pleased to welcome legendary violinist to Charleston…virtually.  While her in-person concert has not yet been able to take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she remains dedicated to connecting with our audience in Charleston.

During the month of March, 2022, Midori will interact with our audience through a series of four online events: a masterclass, an Advocacy and Inclusion Workshop, a “Talking Program Notes with Midori” including a Q&A, and a virtual recital.

All Virtual Midori in Charleston Events have been made possible by Midori’s Non-Profit Organization, Partners in Performance.

All events will take place over zoom and registration will open in early March.  Check back for more details.

VIOLIN MASTERCLASS

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021 at 12noon

Chamber Music Charleston hosts a virtual master class with legendary violinist Midori. Local violin students Emma Joyce, Elaina Gable and Jennifer Lee will work with Midori on masterworks from the violin repertoire. Through the magic of virtual technology, Midori will join the master class via Zoom while the participating students are streamed live from the historic Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Downtown Charleston. The public will be invited to view the master class online, live through Zoom.

This event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.  Click below to register.

ADVOCACY + INCLUSION WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021 at 3pm

Midori will present and discuss how to expand inclusivity in classical music and advocacy based on her past and current projects bringing music to underrepresented populations.  This discussion will be for a small invitation -only audience, with the goal of having an open conversation among all of the participants.  If you would like to receive an invitation to attend, please email sandra@chambermusiccharleston.org.

TALKING PROGRAM NOTES

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021 at 3pm

Midori discusses her upcoming virtual recital.  This 45-minute event includes a Q&A session.

This event is FREE but registration is required.  Click below to register.

MIDORI VIRTUAL RECITAL

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2021 at 7pm

Program:

Grieg Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, Op.13
Franck Violin Sonata in A major

Midori, violin
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

This performance is FREE but registration is required.

ABOUT MIDORI

Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator who explores and builds connections between music and the human experience and breaks with traditional boundaries which makes her one of the most outstanding violinists of our time.

As a leading concert violinist for over 35 years, Midori regularly transfixes audiences around the world, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression.  She has performed with, among others, the London, Chicago, and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, the Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with such outstanding musicians as Claudio Abbado, Emanuel Ax, Leonard Bernstein, Constantinos Carydis, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Mariss Jansons, Yo-Yo Ma, Susanna Mälkki, Joana Mallwitz, Antonello Manacorda, Zubin Mehta, Donald Runnicles, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Omer Meir Wellber.

Midori’s latest recording with the Festival Strings Lucerne of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and two Romances was released in October 2020 by Warner Classics. Her diverse discography by Sony Cassical, Ondine and Onyx includes recordings of Bloch, Janáček and Shostakovich and a Grammy Award-winning recording of Hindemith’s Violin Concerto with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the NDR Symphony Orchestra as well as Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin filmed at Köthen Castle, which was recorded also for DVD (Accentus).

Midori is deeply committed to furthering humanitarian and educational goals. She has founded and manages several non-profit organizations, including Midori & Friends, which provides music programs for New York City youth and communities, and MUSIC SHARING, a Japan-based foundation that brings both western classical and Japanese music traditions into young lives by presenting programs in schools, institutions, and hospitals. In recognition of such commitments, she serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Midori was born in Osaka in 1971 and began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto at an early age. In 1982, conductor Zubin Mehta invited the then 11-year-old Midori to perform with the New York Philharmonic in the orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve concert, where the foundation was laid for her following career.

Midori plays the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù ‘ex-Huberman’. She uses four bows – two by Dominique Peccatte, one by François Peccatte and one by Paul Siefried.

 

ABOUT IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE

Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute’s powerfully and intricately crafted performances have earned her critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Her ability to communicate the essential substance of a work has led critics to describe her as possessing ‘razor-sharp intelligence and wit’ and ‘subtle, complex, almost impossibly detailed and riveting in every way’ (The Washington Post) and as ‘an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight.’(The New York Times).

Earning degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and from Mannes College of Music in New York City, her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode.  Previously, Ieva was Associate Professor, Piano at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.  Ieva is also on the faculty at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival in Blue Hill, Maine and has established herself as a mentoring artist at the Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, Vermont.

In the fall of 2016, Ieva and Midori began a collaboration. The two have given recitals together in Canada, at the Cartagena International Music Festival in Columbia, Germany, Austria, Japan, Poland, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, India, and Sri Lanka.