Midori (Japanese American violinist Midori Gotō)

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Legal name: Gotō Midori, Midori Gotō


Midori Gotō (五嶋 みどり, Gotō Midori) (born October 25, 1971), usually referred to simply as Midori, is a Japanese-born American violinist. She made her debut at the age of 11, when conductor Zubin Mehta added her to the program of the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Gala in 1982. When she was 21, she established her first not-for-profit organization Midori and Friends to bring music education and opportunities to children in New York City and Japan. In 2007, she was appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Violin Concerti Bach, Vivaldi; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zuckerman, Midori 1
1988 Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique Paganini, Tchaikovsky; Midori, London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin 2
1989 Violin Concerto / Romance for Violin & Orchestra / Carnival Overture Dvořák; New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, Midori 1
1990 Violin Concertos 1 & 2 Béla Bartók; Zubin Mehta, Berliner Philharmoniker, Midori 2
1992 Encore! Midori, Robert McDonald 1
1994 Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Scottish Fantasy Sibelius, Bruch; Midori, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 1
1997 Violin Sonatas Elgar, Franck; Midori, Robert McDonald 2
2000 Drama Reinbert Evers, Igina Mauzaitė, Clemens Rave, Midori Goto, Konrad Hünteler 1
2002 French Violin Sonatas Poulenc, Debussy, Saint-Saëns; Midori, Robert McDonald 1
2003 Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Bruch; Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons, Midori 2
2004 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 Niccolò Paganini; Midori 1
2008 Sonatas Bach, Bartók; Midori 1
2013 Violinkonzert / Symphonic Metamorphosis / Konzertmusik, op. 50 Paul Hindemith; NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Essential Midori Midori 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live at Carnegie Hall Midori 1
1998 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich; Midori, Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker 2

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