Midori’s Debut Anniversary at Suntory Hall a Homage to Isaac Stern

Midori 40th debut anniversary at Suntory Hall. Music Press Asia

Starting tonight and until Saturday, the Suntory Hall Special Stage will present a performance by Japanese classical violinist Midori. Midori will commemorate the belated anniversary of the legendary violinist and arts advocate Isaac Stern and dedicate her performances between Tuesday and Saturday at Suntory Hall in Tokyo to her mentor. With Jean-Yves Thibaudet on the piano, Midori will play Beethoven’s various sonatas for the piano and violin (read the full program below).

“On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth year of Isaac Stern, I take pleasure in dedicating performances in honor of his legacy. For me, he was the greatest of mentors. Like for so many of my colleagues, he served as an artistic guide and as a source of inspiration. He instilled in me the understanding that a career in music also demands going beyond just playing the violin. Mr. Stern never stopped reaching out, and now, remembering him, I follow a path serving where there is need, and opportunity for interconnection, as best and often as I can,” said Midori.

Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2

More information about this concert, here.


Tickets are priced below:
S ¥13,000 A ¥10,000 B ¥7,000 Student ¥1,000
Booking opens on Saturday, August 6, 10:00

Student Ticket (age 25 or younger): To be purchased only at Suntory Hall Ticket Center (WEB, Phone, and Box Office). Up to two tickets per transaction. Student ID per ticket is required for admission.

More of Midori?

The duo’s second-night performance (9 Nov) will again highlight Beethoven’s Sonata for the piano and violin as below:
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, “Spring”
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 6 in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96

For more ticketing and programme information until 12 November, please click here.

The concerts are supported by Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.


A short documentary titled The Heart of Harmony: The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund

Since 2011, Suntory has been conducting relief efforts to rebuild and rejuvenate the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. As part of the project, Suntory established “The Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund” in 2012, which uses the power of music to support recovery efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Last October, in recognition of the 5th year anniversary of the Fund, members of The Vienna Philharmonic performed a special “Concert for Children” at the world-renowned Suntory Hall in Tokyo. As part of the program, students from the affected areas also had the opportunity to learn from and perform with The Vienna Philharmonic’s musicians.

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