Midori switches agent

Midori switches agent


norman lebrecht

June 23, 2020

The veteran US-Japanese violinist has removed her North American management from main agent Intermusica in London and placed it with Kirshbaum Associates in New York.

Coming home time?


  • MacroV says:

    I have been curious for a while about what she has done with her career. Looking at her website, while she’s not as busy as in those early years, she’s been maintaining a healthy schedule of performances – concertos, recitals, chamber music – with excellent colleagues and at fine venues. I’m assuming she’s doing exactly what she wants. Hopefully the new management will let her keep doing more of it.

  • Sir David Geffen-Hall says:

    Is she still 12 years old?

    She’s in the club of one name people:
    Madonna, Sting, Yo Yo, Bono

    You have to be a star to get there.

    Even Lady Gaga has two words in her name.

  • annnon says:

    The classical music audience is fickle. In some cases, the loyalty is unwavering no matter the failings artistic and moral (Placido Domingo), in some cases, the interest simply dissipates no matter the merits artistic and moral. Alas Midori falls into the latter camp. Hopefully astute management may change that.

    • Michael says:

      I’ve only heard her perform live on one occasion, and it was not a good experience. There may well be a legitimate reason we have heard less of her in recent years.

      • Sven says:

        I see. But I have this little feeling that she’s a thousand times better than you at whatever you do.

    • Bruce says:

      ….if she even wants to be a jet-setting superstar again. I can imagine someone getting tired of that life.