Midori´s enthusiasm for playing and supporting the music of our time has blossomed into a significant and ongoing commitment. Over the years she has commissioned works for a great variety of forces. Over all, the individuals Midori has sought out to create new repertoire for the violin represent an impressive array of some of the most talented of today´s composers, including Rodion Shchedrin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Brett Dean, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Michael Hersch, Peter Eötvös and Johannes Maria Staud.
Midori was born in Osaka in 1971 and began studying the violin with her mother, Setsu Goto, at a very early age. Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her new legendary debut at 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 (Website): www.gotomidori.com