The Week in Reviews, Op. 382: Midori; Augustin Hadelich; Vadim Gluzman

January 10, 2023, 2:42 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Violinist Midori. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Midori performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Augustin Hadelich performed Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Vadim Gluzman performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Charleston Symphony.

Anne Akiko Meyers performed Arturo Márquez's "Fandango" Violin Concerto with the San Diego Symphony.

David Coucheron performed Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Madeline Adkins performed Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Utah Symphony.

Amaryn Olmeda performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

The Mithras Trio performed works by Beethoven, Bridge and Joy Lisney at Wigmore Hall.

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January 10, 2023 at 09:14 PM · I heard through the grapevine...Hilary Hahn went to see that Midori concert!

January 10, 2023 at 11:42 PM · Yes!

January 10, 2023 at 11:42 PM · Greetings,

I just. downloaded a live performance of the Tchaikovsky by Midori from youtube. I thought it would be good, but within the first few bars I concluded it was one of the greatest interpretations since the work was written. An on form Midori is legend!



January 11, 2023 at 02:13 AM · Love Midori! Besides her playing, go see her in masterclass if you ever get a chance.

January 11, 2023 at 03:53 AM · What is the link, Buri?

January 11, 2023 at 03:55 AM · Christian, she really does give a wonderful master class. I'll provide the link for the write-up of the one she did in 2019 at the Starling-DeLay symposium, I was just on cloud 9 after it:

Violin Masterclass with Midori

January 11, 2023 at 04:40 AM ·

January 11, 2023 at 01:38 PM · Our family was lucky to be there the first night. Brought the 14 year old to tears. And then she got to go backstage! A thrilling night she will never forget!

January 11, 2023 at 03:20 PM · In the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra review, I thought the "$20 voting on the encore" sounded like fun.

January 12, 2023 at 09:38 AM · Thank you for the tip Buri! What I find truly moving and fascinating (also from the video clips after the performance that show some backstage and some rehearsal) is how Midori approaches that concert. After all she "merely" has to perform the Tchaikovsky, which for an absolutely world-class violinist like her could be a routine task. But she really, completely, fully, gives her everything, as if this is the performance to save her life. I've read comments here on from some soloists talking in a pretty jaded way about getting off the plane to do yet another Tchaikovsky. All I can say is, they are clearly not Midori :-)

January 14, 2023 at 07:54 AM · Jean,

Great literary teamwork.

We could have a very succinct way of reviewing concerts: CNM.

(Clearly Not Midori)



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