Midori (violinist)

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Midori at the White House in 2021
Midori at the White House in 2021
Background information
Birth nameMidori Goto
Also known asMidori (formerly styled as Mi Dori)
Born (1971-10-25) October 25, 1971 (age 51)
Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Years active1982–present

Midori Goto (五嶋 みどり, Gotō Midori, born October 25, 1971)[1][2] is a Japanese-born American violinist and educator. She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11 in 1982. She is seen as a child prodigy, and one of the world's best violinists as an adult.[3]

In 2007, Midori was appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. McPherson, Angus (June 24, 2016). "Midori Gotō: We don't always need words in order to make friends". Limelight. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  2. "Midori Gotō". Morningside Music Bridge. Guest Faculty. Archived from the original on July 21, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. Brookes, Stephen (March 23, 2012). "Violinist Midori coming to Alexandria to perform — and to teach young musicians". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  4. "MIDORI". Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Archived from the original on January 28, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  5. "Midori to join Curtis Institute of Music violin faculty in 2018". The Strad. June 26, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.