Midori Goto Masterclass

Sunday, November 6, 2016
1:30-6:45 pm | GMS

Violinist Midori Goto is an extraordinary performer, devoted and gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. In recognition of the breadth and quality of her work in these three entirely separate fields, she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2012. Also in 2012, she, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. Midori has created a new model for young artists who seek to balance the demands of a performing career at the highest level with a hands-on investment in teaching and the power of music to change lives.

Midori is a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California. She works with students at USC’s Thornton School, where she is also Jascha Heifetz Chair.

Zubin Mehta first heard Midori play in 1982, and it was he who invited her to make her now legendary debut – at the age of 11 – 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.