As part of Vaughan Williams’s 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2022, RVW150, this album will give listeners a full insight into the composer’s works for Violin and Piano, played by Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan, who have performed and researched the music of 20th Century British composers to critical acclaim.
There will also be an album launch concert on Saturday 9th July at Leith Hill Place (National Trust), the composer's childhood home.
2nd October 2020
Midori has been selected a Women Make Music artist with the PRS Foundation, in association with AWAL.
Midori will be working on an album in collaboration with MSCTY, which will be released in Spring 2021.
Midori's new single Window , composed and recorded during lockdown, has been released as part of Nonclassical's Compilation, I hope this finds you well in these strange times Vol.1
Midori has been selected a Musician in Residence with the British Council & PRS Foundation.
As part of this residency, Midori will be working in Diamantina, Brazil in Spring 2020, collaborating with local musicians, engaging with the community and creating new work.
4th September 2019
In collaboration with the Courtauld Exhibition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Autumn 2019 and subsequently in Aichi and Kobe in 2020, Midori took part in this compilation album Masterpieces of Impressionism (King Records).
Midori's recording of the Delius Violin Sonata, as well as her essay on the topic of 'Courtauld and Music', are included in this album.
In addition, Midori's recording can be heard in the Audio Guide of the Courtauld Exhibition.
30th August 2019
Midori collaborated with UK Cosmetics brand LUSH in writing original music for the new massage treatment 'Tangled Hair'.
This was launched along with the opening of the LUSH Spa at the Shinjuku Flagship Store.
NEW SPA EXPERIENCE:
10th July 2019
Midori appears on the ANA commercial 'East Meets West', as part of the campaign to introduce the new cabin designed by architect Kengo Kuma and British designers Acumen.
The new model will be launched with the Tokyo-London route from August 2019.
Watch the CM video on YouTube
For further details, visit the ANA Website
From 1st December 2018, Midori's new radio programme Midori Selects will be on British Airways in-flight entertainment.
17th July 2018
Midori has written a new piece for Undershaft in the City of London, commissioned by Musicity x Sculpture in the City.
From 21st July, Midori's piece Full as Deep will be installed at Undershaft, next to Nancy Rubins' sculpture, Crocodylius Philodendrus.
Midori will be performing as part of the launch event on Saturday 21st July at Undershaft, as part of Whitechapel Gallery's night festival, Nocturnal Creatures.
3rd July 2018
Midori's latest work, 'Tranquility' has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction.
The programme is available on BBC iPlayer until 2nd August 2018.
11th June 2018
Midori's new works, Song of Koki-riko and Tranquility have been released as part of Nonclassical's compilation EP Outside the Lines #2.
12th May 2018, 23:30~0:00
Enter the Music, BS Japan
Midori will appear as guest on the weekly TV programme 'Enter the Music' talking about Delius and his contemporaries in Britain.
The show also includes her performance of works by Delius and Vaughan Williams.
Sachio Fujioka (conductor) and Miki Handa (TV Tokyo presenter)
23rd ~28th April 2017
Midori worked with BBC Radio 3 on the Japanese music season Night Blossoms.
Programme: Music Matters on 23rd & 28th April 2018
Midori joined Tom Service in Japan, introducing pioneers in various aspects of Japanese music.
Programme: Music Planet on 27th April 2018
With the Reigakusha Ensemble, specialists in Japanese court music (Gagaku)
Midori's first book, a Japanese translation of 'Delius as I knew him'(Eric Fenby, 1936) has been published by Artes Publishing Japan.
See Information on Artes Publishing Website (JP)
In collaboration with Artes Publishing, Midori launched the 'Delius Project' this Autumn, involving series of events, publication and CD releases to disseminate the works of Frederick Delius in Japan.
As part of the Delius Project, two Albums have been released:
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Warner Music Japan)
Colours of the Heart (Japanese version of Midori's 1st Album, re-released by Naxos Japan)
The Delius Project continues with series of events in Tokyo throughout this Season.
2nd June 2017
Midori's new album, 'Warp & Weft' will be featured on British Airways in-flight Entertainment from July 2017.
Midori's interview with BA in-flight Magzine, 'Highlife', will be included in the July Issue.
Further Details on British Airways Website
22nd May 2017
Midori's new album, 'Warp & Weft' is out now on EM Records.
Rawsthorne's 'Theme and Variations' from this album has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 (Listen from 55:00):
28th April 2017
NHK 'World Watching' programme featured Midori's activities in the UK, focusing on her projects over the past year that have aimed to introduce UK and Japanese music to the audience in both countries.