Masterclass: Midori Goto, Violin

Nov 17 | 2:00PM
Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building

Midori Masterclass Gifted Music School 2021


Midori Goto, Violin

Violinist Midori is a legendary performer, gifted educator, and an innovative community engagement activist. 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. 

In recognition of the breadth and quality of her work, 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 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 currently a professor at The Curtis Institute of Music. She was formerly a Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Southern California where she was the Jascha Heifetz Chair.

Gifted Music School is deeply honored to host Midori for the third time. Co-Founder Eugene Watanabe says, “She is a legendary artist, pedagogue, and humanitarian. She’s considered to be among the greatest violinists in the world. It is a breathtaking opportunity for our students, teachers, and community to experience artistry and teaching at this level.”

Event Details



Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021



2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Masterclass
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Dinner Break
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Masterclass


Free Admission


Leon and Karen F. Peterson Building
182 South 600 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Event Date: 
2021-11-17 14:00:00 to 2021-11-17 20:00:00