Midori has made “incalculable contributions to the field of music education.” (Houston Chronicle)
January 22, 2021
Just days after she was named a 2021 Kennedy Center honoree, Midori joined the Houston Symphony, offering “…a stunning take on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major,” notes the Houston Chronicle. In his review, music editor Chris Gray states that “Midori’s interpretation, in a word, was simply magical.”
In addition to pointing out her extraordinary accomplishments as a violinist, Gray writes that Midori has made “incalculable contributions to the field of music education” through the Midori & Friends Foundation.
Midori & Friends began in 1992 as Midori’s singular vision to bring great music to NYC students, who have little or no access to the arts. Over the following years, it has become a leader in music education, reaching over 250,000 young people in its history.