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classical violinist

Midori Goto, Japanese classical violinist. Named Best Artist of Year by Japanese Government, 1988; recipient Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts award, Los Angeles Music Center, 1989, Crystal award Ashani Shimbun Newspaper contribution arts, Suntory award, 1994.


Goto, Midori was born on October 25, 1971 in Osaka, Japan.


Attended, Juilliard School Music. Graduate, Professional Childrens School, 1990. Bachelor in Psychology and Gender Studies, New York University, 2000.


Performer worldwide, since 1982. Founder Midori and Friends, 1992. Faculty Manhattan School Music, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Recordings on Philips, Sony Classical, Columbia Masterworks. Performed with New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Worldwide performances include Berlin, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Montreal, London.

      Recordings include Encore, Live at Carnegie Hall. Recordings (albums) Paganini: 24 Caprices, 1989, Encore!, 1992, Midori's 20th Anniversary Civil Defense, 2001.