Mitsuko Uchida

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A deeply intelligent and sensitive pianist, Mitsuko Uchida has built up a reputation as a superlative performer of the works of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven. Her devotion to Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg has illuminated the piano music of these two composers and their place within the central repertoire.

Mitsuko Uchida has a long history of performing with the world’s most respected orchestras – Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, London Symphony and London Philharmonic and recently celebrated her 100th concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. She has worked with many renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Andris Nelsons and Gustavo Dudamel.

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Since 2016, Mitsuko Uchida is an Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with whom she is embarking on a five-year touring project taking in venues across Europe and North America. She also appears regularly in recital in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, New York and Tokyo, and is a regular guest at the Salzburg Mozartwoche and Salzburg Festival.

Mitsuko Uchida records exclusively for Decca and her extensive discography includes the complete Mozart and Schubert piano sonatas. She received a Grammy in 2011 for her recording of Mozart concerti directing the Cleveland Orchestra and in 2017 for an album of lieder with Dorothea Röschmann. Her recording of the Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including The Gramophone Award for Best Concerto.

A trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Director of Marlboro Music Festival, in 2015 Uchida was awarded the Golden Mozart Medal from the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2012 and received an Honorary Degree from the University of Cambridge in 2014.

Mitsuko Uchida was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009.

September 2019

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Concert Dates

January - August 2020
Date & Time Venue Details
Wednesday, 9 January
20:00
Baluarte Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Friday, 10 January
20:30
Palacio de Congresos de Canarias
Las Palmas, Spain

MOZART: Piano concerto no.13 in C Major, K.415
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Saturday, 11 January
20:30
Auditorio Adán Martín
Tenerife, Spain

MOZART: Piano concerto no.13 in C Major, K.415
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Monday, 13 January
20:00
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon, Portugal

MOZART: Piano concerto no.13 in C Major, K.415
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Wednesday, 15 January
19:30
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
Valencia, Spain

MOZART: Piano concerto no.13 in C Major, K.415
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Saturday, 25 January
20:00
Konzerthaus Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Monday, 27 January
15:00
Mozarteum Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
MOZART: Flute Quartet no.1 in D major, K285
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Wednesday, 29 January
20:00
Elbphilharmonie
Hamburg, Germany

MOZART: Piano concerto no.13 in C Major, K.415
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Friday, 31 January
19:30
Royal Festival Hall
London, UK

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Alexi Kenney

Saturday, 29 February
19:30
John Innes Centre
Norwich, UK

MOZART: Piano Sonata No15 in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Wednesday, 4 March
20:00
Heinrich-Lades-Halle
Erlangen, Germany

MOZART: Piano Sonata No15 in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Friday, 6 March
20:00
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonn, Germany

MOZART: Piano Sonata No15 in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Sunday, 8 March
20:00
Alte Oper
Frankfurt, Germany

MOZART: Piano Sonata No15 in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Wednesday, 11 March
19:30
Pierre Boulez Saal
Berlin, Germany

MOZART: Piano Sonata in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Sunday, 22 March
19:00
Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Meesun Hong-Coleman

Tuesday, 24 March
19:30
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Meesun Hong-Coleman

Friday, 26 March
19:30
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Meesun Hong-Coleman

Saturday, 28 March
20:00
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

MOZART: Piano Concerto no.17 in G major, K.453
WIDMANN: String Quartet no.2 ‘Chorale’
MOZART: Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K.482

Mahler Chamber Orchestra – play-direct

leader: Meesun Hong-Coleman

Thursday, 2 April
19:30
Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA

BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Sunday, 5 April
15:00
Chicago Symphony Center
Chicago, IL

MOZART: Piano Sonata No15 in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Tuesday, 7 April
20:00
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Friday, 17 April
20:00
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Lisbon, Portugal

BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Tuesday, 21 April
20:00
Philharmonie Essen
Essen, Germany

BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Friday, 24 April
19:30
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, UK

MOZART: Piano Sonata in F major, K533/494
BEETHOVEN: 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, op.120

Saturday, 18 July – Sunday, 16 August Marlboro, VT Marlboro Music

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Discography

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