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(For the Japanese jazz-punk fusion band formed in Osaka, see ミドリ.)

There is more than one artist under this name:

1. Midori Goto (五嶋みどり, Gotou Midori, born on October 25, 1971 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese violinist.
She is known in music circles as one of the most brilliant and exciting violinists of our time.
Usually referred to simply as Midori (she dropped the surname in response to the dissolution of her parents’ marriage), she was first taught the violin by her mother, Setsu Goto, who discovered her daughter’s innate musicality at the age of two , when she found her daughter humming a Bach theme she had rehearsed a few days earlier. Her brother, Ryo Goto, is also a young 17 year old violinist, with much help coming from his sister Midori. He is currently a Houston Young Artist and makes concert performances in Japan, Houston, New York, England, and Eurasia.
Midori gave her first public performance at the age of six, playing a piece from the 24 Caprices of Paganini. She and her mother moved to New York in 1982, and started violin studies at The Juilliard School. In the very same year, Midori made her New York Philharmonic Orchestra debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta.
When Midori was 15 years old, she left Juilliard on her own accord. In 1992, she formed Midori & Friends, a non-profit organisation that aims to share music with children who are less fortunate in city schools. In 2001, Midori received the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, an award issued to outstanding musicians only once a year, if at all. With the award money, she started a foundation program called Partners in Performance.

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  • Zioluza

    I will change it to ミドリ but is it necessary to change all the English songs over to Japanese? I can't read Japanese and i would like to be able to have something to call the songs. Won't last.fm auto correct it?

    20 Feb 11:12pm Reply
  • Evilhasears

    why the fuck is it so hard for people to understand that the jazz punk band is ミドリ [1]

    20 Jan 1:03am Reply
  • Merzbow666

    why the fuck is it so hard for people to understand that the jazz punk band is ミドリ

    14 Jan 1:30am Reply
  • cisnenegro

    Rain Forest

    7 Jan 5:58pm Reply
  • chemzed

    fist pumpin Japanese crunkcore [3]

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zaire2d

    I'm here for listening Medwyn Goodal.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • leoavalon

    Celtic music

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Merzbow666

    if you listen to the hardcore jazz fusion band change the artist to ミドリ

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wutweeaboo

    Everyone's scrobbling Midori the Jazz-Punk band, with english track titles. Hilarious.

    12 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Lordegraf

    why the japanese? when i downloaded Medwyn Goodall's all albums, i saw that the 2/1 of musics is Midori, i can't understand... who's Midori?!

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Cerviche

    dat arranged gemfire soundtrack

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AlexHammer

    Midori - its project of Medwin Goodal!!! This is not japanise violince!!

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • StopDropAndROFL

    fist pumpin Japanese crunkcore [2]

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • AlexHammer

    Мидори это проект Медвина Гудала!!

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • the50first

    Remnids me a bit of god is an astronaut, Cept without the synthesizers.

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • fatboygears16

    Someone. Anyone on here know where i can get this music?!?! My friend Takashi introduced me to Midori in the car and they are fucking amazing! If anyone knows where I can get this shit PLEASE give me a shout!

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • HeySharpshooter

    I cant change the MP3's to ミドリ. Does someone know how?

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • snortcrystal

    oh WoW

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • AlliedLiveLA

    LAPhil Presents Midori in Recital, Sunday, November 21, 7:30pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall Artists: Midori, violin Robert McDonald, piano Program: Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 1 in G Major, K.301 Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, Sz. 75 Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 Crumb: Four Nocturnes (Night Music II) for Violin and Piano Szymanowski: Nocturne and Tarantella for Violin and Piano, Op. 28 Building on an already extraordinary career, legendary violinist Midori is achieving greater and greater artistic heights – as soloist, recitalist, collaborator and teacher. Don’t miss her in recital. For Tickets and Information, visit LAPhil.com.

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Kioyn

    cogsturning, there name is "Midori" If you like charecters - no ones care (c)

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
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