Midori Seiler | Prof. of Baroque Violin, Baroque Viola• As the daughter of a Japanese and a Bavarian pianist, Seiler grew up in Salzburg
• She also studied music in Salzburg, Basel, London and Berlin.
• Her teachers were Helumt Zehetmair, Sandor Végh, Adelina Oprean, David Takeno, Eberhard Feltz and Stephan Mai
• Seiler was the concert master of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin as well as the orchestra Anima Eterna, and was guest concert master for both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment and the Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen
• She has performed a number of solo concerts in Europe, South America, Asia, and in the United States featuring works by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
• Seiler has had a number of partially awarded CD releases, including the Mozart Violin Concerto and the lost J. S. Bach Violin Concerto BWV 1052, which she reconstructed herself, as well as Sheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov
• In collaboration with Jos van Immerseel, a pianist and specialist on historic keyboard instruments, she has recorded the Mozart and Schubert violin sonatas, as well as the complete violin sonatas of Beethoven (due to be released in 2011)
• She performed live as a soloist in a scenic production of The Four Seasons with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin with choreographer and director Juan Kruz Dias de Garaio Esnaola. (The DVD is available from Harmonia Mundi, France)
• Seiler has also taught master classes for baroque violin in Bruges, Antwerp und Chemnitz and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with an emphasis on performance practice of the 19th century
• Since 2010, she has been the professor for baroque violin and baroque viola in the Institute for Early Music at the LISZT SCHOOL of Music Weimar