The Presence of Western Music in Japan: Then and Now

November 16, 2013

The violinist Midori has established a record of achievement which sets her apart as a master musician, an innovator, and a champion of the developmental potential of children. She visits the Jackson School of International Studies at the UW, relating stories of her experience as a violinist and a humanitarian. She explains how her work extends from her commitment to bring music education programs to underprivileged children, to her efforts as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and to her positions as Jascha Heifetz Chair and Chair of the Strings Department at USC’s Thornton School of Music.