Born in 1969 to Bavarian and Japanese pianist parents, violinist Midori Seiler grew up and started to study music in Salzburg, before going on to hone her skills in Basel, London and Berlin. She has studied, among others, with Helmut Zehetmair, Sándor Végh, Adelina Oprean, David Takeno, Eberhard Feltz and Stephan Mai. A world-famous representative of the historical performance practice, Midori Seiler has been the concertmaster of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Anima Eterna since 2000, and works as a guest concertmaster with such ensembles of international standing as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. As a soloist, she is frequently featured in the concert halls of Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Her extensive discography includes recordings that invited particularly favourable critiques, and received some of the prestigious awards of the industry. She held master classes in Bruges, Antwerp and Chemnitz, before going on to teach at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, as well as the Old Music Institute of the Liszt School of Music Weimar.