Midori in Recital, presented by Music in Corrales and Intel World-renowned violinist Midori will appear in recital at V. Sue Cleveland High School Concert Hall in Rio Rancho, NM, on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 6:30pm. She will be accompanied by zgr Aydin on piano. Midori's program will include selections from works by Bach (Partita #3 in E major) and Beethoven (Sonata for Piano, Op. 111, and Sonata for Piano and Violin #3 in E-flat major), Faur's Sonata, and a selection of shorter works she will announce from the stage. Midori's appearance is made possible in part by the non-profit organization Partners in Performance. Founded by Midori, Partners in Performance aims to keep chamber music alive and accessible in the heartland of America. More information is available at pipmusic.org. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. SPONSORS Intel is the presenting sponsor of this performance. Additional support is provided by Bank of the West and Modrall Sperling. New Mexico PBS is the exclusive media sponsor. ABOUT MIDORI "In the ever-changing violin world, where new soloists explode on the scene and can be forgotten just a few years later, one constant for 25 years has been the dependably polished, engaging playing of Midori." -- Denver Post Midori was born in Osaka, Japan 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 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, where she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career. Today Midori is recognized as an extraordinary performer, a 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, in 2012 she was given the prestigious Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum in Davos, was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by Yale University. In 2007, she was named a Messenger of Peace by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. In essence, over the years she has created a new model for young artists who seek to balance the joys and demands of a performing career at the highest level with a hands-on investment in the power of music to change lives. ABOUT ZGR AYDIN Noted for his "elegance and strength" by the Salzburger Nachrichten, Turkish pianist zgr Aydin made his major concerto debut in 1997 in a performance of the Brahms D minor Piano Concerto with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. In the same year, he won the renowned ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the Nippon Music Award in Tokyo, thus achieving standing as a welcome guest in concert halls throughout the world. Since then, Mr. Aydin has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in Germany and Turkey, as well as with the BBC Concert Orchestra London, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Canada's Calgary Philharmonic. Frequently invited to summer music festivals, he has appeared at the Salzburg, Istanbul, Schleswig-Holstein, and Rheingau Music Festivals, at the Ravinia Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival.
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