Midori and Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Performance

Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet

October 19 - 21, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

A Beethoven sonata cycle by the violin virtuoso and the pianist extraordinaire.

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US Exclusive

In this exhilarating exclusive, the duo performs Beethoven's complete violin sonatas ahead of kicking off their world tour. The three-day recital marathon promises to be an unforgettable affair with Midori's "technical brilliance and flawless playing" (Die Rheinpflax) and Thibaudet's "sophistication and suavity" (The New York Times).

Midori was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for her extraordinary lifetime contributions to the arts and is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of her professional debut. And Thibaudet has built a reputation as one of the world's finest pianists over a three-decade career.

Don't miss the pre-show talk on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:15 pm in Top of the Hop.

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Program

Concert 1: Wednesday, October 19
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"

Concert 2: Thursday, October 20
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, "Spring"
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Concert 3: Friday, October 21
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 2, No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2

Investor+ level members: Join us for post-show drinks on Friday, October 21, from 9:30-11pm, at the Black Family Visual Arts Center to celebrate the completion of the sonata cycle and to send Midori and Thibaudet off on their world tour. RSVP: 603.646.2006 or hop.member@dartmouth.edu

 

Generously supported by the Marion and Frederick B. Whittemore '53, T'54 Distinguished Artist Series Fund, the Roesch Family Fund in Support of the Hopkins Center's Visiting Performing Artists Program, and Ann V. Bauer T'93.

Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator who explores and builds connections between music and the human experience and breaks with traditional boundaries.  She has performed with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma and many others.

As someone deeply committed to furthering humanitarian and educational goals, she has founded several non-profit organizations: the New York City-based Midori & Friends; MUSIC SHARING, based in Japan; Partners in Performance (PiP), which helps to bring chamber music to smaller communities in the US; and the Orchestra Residencies Program (ORP), which supports American youth orchestras. In recognition of her work as an artist and humanitarian, she serves as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and in 2021, she was named a Kennedy Center Honoree.

Midori was born in Osaka in 1971 and began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto, at an early age. In 1982, conductor Zubin Mehta invited the then 11-year-old Midori to perform with the New York Philharmonic in the orchestra's annual New Year's Eve concert. Midori holds academic positions at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Institute.  She plays the 1734 Guarnerius del Gesù 'ex-Huberman' and uses four bows—two by Dominique Peccatte, one by François Peccatte and one by Paul Siefried. 

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today's finest pianists. From the start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed himself to play on the piano. His profound professional friendships crisscross the globe and have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion and visual art.

Thibaudet has a lifelong passion for education and fostering young musical talent. He is the first-ever Artist-in-Residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. In 2017, the school announced the Jean-Yves Thibaudet Scholarships, funded by members of Colburn's donor community, to provide aid for Music Academy students, whom Thibaudet will select for the merit-based awards, regardless of their instrument choice.

Thibaudet's recording catalogue has received two Grammy nominations, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Diapason d'Or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Edison Prize, and Gramophone awards. He is the soloist on Wes Anderson's upcoming film The French Dispatch; his playing can also be heard in Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Wakefield, and the Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed film Atonement. His concert wardrobe is designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood.

In 2010 the Hollywood Bowl honored Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. Previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Thibaudet was awarded the title Officier by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012. In 2020, he was named Special Representative for the promotion of French Creative and Cultural Industries in Romania. He is co-Artistic Director, with Gautier Capuçon, of the Festival Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot.

“Thibaudet played with sophistication and suavity, both clarity and a freedom infused by the spirit of jazz.”

The New York Times

"Midori continues to set an example for how to be an engaged musician in the modern world."

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