Dame MITSUKO UCHIDA, piano
Dame Mitsuko Uchida is Visiting Fellow in Chamber Music at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, in the academic year 2015-16.
Please note the revised running order for this concert.
Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own quest for truth and beauty. Renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, she has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners.
Highlights this season include a performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski at the BBC Proms, the Berlin Philharmonic with Simon Rattle, as well as play-directing Mozart concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with whom she will return to the Salzburg Mozartwoche. Since 2011 Uchida has been recording Mozart’s Piano Concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra live in concert and directing from the piano. The first release won a Grammy Award in 2011. The latest release (August 2014) features piano concerti K. 456 and K. 459, and Uchida will record the next instalment in 2016. Her recording of the Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including The Gramophone Award for Best Concerto.