All Midori Goto articles

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    ‘I go through the process of learning a piece a few times’ – Midori


    The Japanese-American violinist speaks to Toby Deller about getting to the core of new works

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    ‘He taught me how to stand up for what I believed in’ - Midori remembers Isaac Stern


    Midori shares her memories of her mentor Stern, in honour of the great violinist’s 100th anniversary

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    Curtis Institute appoints Midori to endowed faculty chair


    The violinist takes the chair held by Aaron Rosand until his retirement in May 2019

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    Midori plays the Bach Chaconne at Castle Köthen


    Midori plays the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, at the Castle of Köthen, where Bach wrote the Sonatas and Partitas during the time he served as Kapellmeister (1717-1723). Midori plays on the 1734 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Huberman’. Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect ...

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    Midori to join Curtis Institute of Music violin faculty in 2018


    The violinist, who has taught at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for 14 years, will join the Curtis Institute full-time from the 2018-2019 academic year

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    'Sometimes my violin gets grouchy,' says Midori


    It's very, very capricious; it's very temperamental; it gets grouchy' Midori speaks about her relationship with her 1734 Guarneri del Gesù and about her belief that the instrument is 'a living being' for Big Think . Watch: Violinist Midori on practising Watch: Violinist Midori ...

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    Violinist Midori performs Brahms Violin Concerto


    Midori performs Brahms's Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta on 13 February 2013. Antje Weithaas continues The Strad’s marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the Brahms Concerto's first movement – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas for interpretation in ...

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    Violinist Midori on practising


    The build up of skills is very exciting and motivating...' Violinist Midori speaks about practising for Classical Chops Watch: Violinist Midori on coping with stage fright Read: Never practise for more than five hours per day, says violinist Itzhak Perlman Read: 12 ways to encourage children to ...

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    Violinist Midori on coping with stage fright


    I think it's more practical to learn to play under pressure than to take away the pressure' Violinist Midori speaks about dealing with performance nerves for Classical Chops. Read: 7 techniques to combat stage fright Read: 'I often have to battle negative thoughts on stage,' says violinist ...

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    Violinist Midori cancels US Korngold performance


    The musician, who has pulled out of a number of concerts this year, was due to perform on Saturday

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    Midori Goto

    Born in Japan, Midori Goto began her studies with her mother - also a concert violinist - at the age of three and made her debut in Osaka, Japan, four years later. At the age of nine she played at the Aspen Musical Festival, before enrolling at ...