NOVA Alexandria music students will play and be coached in a master class by world renowned violinist Midori. Midori is one of the best known concert violinists performing in the world today. She has performed all over the globe with the finest orchestras and musicians in the world to great critical acclaim. She recently was awarded the prestigious Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in recognition of her “20-year devotion to community engagement work worldwide.” The World Economic Forum bestows the Crystal Award on artists who have used their art and influence to contribute to international society. Previous winners of the Crystal Award have included the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, “El Sistema” founder José A.Abreu, and Indian dancer Mallika Sarabhai.
The master class will take place, Saturday, March 31, at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyler building of the Alexandria Campus. Midori will perform that evening on campus at the Schlesinger Center with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.