Midori has astonishingly reinvented herself and much of the music world many times over by simply staying her course with integrity, innovation, and stunning artistry for four decades. Her style combines a deeply curious mind, generosity of spirit, and brilliant command of the violin. This season we celebrate the 40th anniversary of her legendary New York Philharmonic debut with two different programs, on February 2 and February 5.
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. In concert around the world, she transfixes audiences, bringing together graceful precision and intimate expression.
In recognition of her work as an artist and humanitarian, she serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In recognition of her lifetime of contributions to American culture, Midori is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and was celebrated by Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, and John Lithgow, among others, during the May 2021 Honors ceremonies in Washington, DC.