Midori with London Symphony Orchestra 

Date: 15 December 2010, 7:30pm
Venue: Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Barbican box office: 020 7638 8891
Tickets: £8 £14 £19 £25 £32
Organiser: London Symphony Orchestra

Antonio Pappano (conductor)
Midori (violin)
London Symphony OrchestraLIGETI: Concert Romanesc
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No 1

Japanese violinist Midori performs Bruch’s Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) at the Baribcan on 15 December.

Midori was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. In 1982, when Zubin Mehta first heard her play, he was so impressed that he invited her to be a surprise guest soloist for the New York Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career.

Midori lives in Los Angeles. In 2000, she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender Studies at the Gallatin School of New York University, graduating magna cum laude, and in 2005 received her Master’s degree in Psychology. Away from school and the concert hall, Midori enjoys reading, writing and attending the theater.

Her violin is the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesu “ex-Huberman”, which is on lifetime loan to her from the Hayashibara Foundation. She uses three bows, two by Dominique Peccatte and the third by François Peccatte.


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