Acclaimed for her astonishingly assured performances while still a child, the Japanese-American violinist Midori is now internationally celebrated for the dignified concentration of her playing.
She begins the second of her two Festival recitals, contrasting Bach’s seminal Sonatas and Partitas with contemporary violin music, with the grandeur of the A minor Sonata before tackling the fearsome technical challenges of the B minor Partita.
After the brilliant wit of a duo for violin and electronics by contemporary Argentinian-born composer Mario Davidovsky, Midori concludes with the exuberance of Bach’s lively final Partita in E major.
‘charms her audience with her refined, fragile expertise’
Bach Sonata No 2 in A minor
Partita No 1 in B minor
Davidovsky Syncronisms No 9
Bach Partita No 3 in E