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Midori Komachi

Midori Komachi has performed as a soloist and chamber musician extensively throughout Europe and Japan. Midori studied in Basel, Switzerland at the age of 12 where she was accepted exceptionally as a “Young Talented Student” at the Basel Music Conservatoire. Subsequently she made her debut as a soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Howard Griffiths. Since then she has appeared in some of the world's prestigious venues, including Tonhalle Zurich, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Muza Kawasaki(Japan), Philharmony Warsaw, Wigmore Hall, St.George's Bristol, Rector's Palace (Croatia). She has also given recitals at festivals in the UK, France, Holland and Hungary.

Midori will be presenting pieces for solo violin by contemporary Japanese composers, exploring the world of Japanese traditional sounds expressed by a Western instrument: challenging perceptions, pushing boundaries and discovering new possibilities. Midori will also be introducing folksongs from Japan, along with her arrangement for solo violin.