Mitsuko Uchida

BIOGRAPHY

Mitsuko Uchida

One of the most revered artists of our time, Mitsuko Uchida is known as a peerless interpreter of the works of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, as well for being a devotee of the piano music of Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, and György Kurtág.

She has enjoyed close relationships over many years with the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and – in the US – the Chicago Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra, with whom she recently celebrated her 100th performance at Severance Hall. Conductors with whom she has worked closely have included Bernard Haitink, Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Andris Nelsons, Gustavo Dudamel, and Mariss Jansons.

NEW ALBUM – COMING APRIL2022

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

On 8 April, Decca Classics will release Mitsuko Uchida’s new recording of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Among the most celebrated living interpreters of the music of the Classical period, Uchida captures on disc her interpretation of one of the greatest works in the piano repertoire.

Uchida’s live performances of the Diabelli Variations have been praised as “mesmerizing” by The Guardian, “dazzling” by The Arts Desk and “compelling to the end” by the New York Times. The new recording of the work was made at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, a concert hall with which Uchida feels a strong affinity.

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations stand alongside Bach’s Goldberg Variations as the pinnacle of the variation form. In 1819, the dilettante composer and publisher Antonio Diabelli commissioned around 50 of the leading composers in Vienna (including Franz Schubert) to compose variations on a theme he had written. Among them, Beethoven was at first dismayed by the quality of the theme (describing it as a “cobbler’s patch”) and scathing of such collaborative models of work. Yet, working intermittently on the set for six years, Beethoven was able to transform the mundane theme into one of the most sublime pieces of piano music ever written.

CONCERT CALENDAR

october 2022

06oct8:00 pmBamberg, Germany - Bamberg Symphony - Deutsch, Strauss, Beethoven

07oct8:00 pmBamberg, Germany - Bamberg Symphony - Deutsch, Strauss, Beethoven

09oct7:00 pmFrankfurt, Germany - Bamberg Symphony - Deutsch, Strauss, Beethoven

27oct7:30 pmBoston, USA - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

28oct1:30 pmBoston, USA - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

29oct8:00 pmBoston, USA - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

30oct2:00 pmBoston, USA - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

november 2022

11nov7:00 pmOsaka, Japan - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

14nov7:00 pmTokyo, Japan - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven, Shostakovich

30nov7:00 pmLondon, UK - London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann, Rachmaninoff

december 2022

08dec8:00 pmBerlin, Germany - Berliner Philharmoniker - Schoenberg, Bruckner

09dec8:00 pmBerlin, Germany - Berliner Philharmoniker - Schoenberg, Bruckner

10dec7:00 pmBerlin, Germany - Berliner Philharmoniker - Schoenberg, Bruckner

12dec8:00 pmParis, France - London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann, Rachmaninoff

january 2023

09jan8:00 pmLisbon, Portugal - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Schönberg

11jan8:00 pmBarcelona, Spain - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Schönberg

23jan8:00 pmLuxembourg City, Luxembourg - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart

25jan8:00 pmDortmund, Germany - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Schönberg

27jan8:15 pmAmsterdam, Netherlands - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Schönberg

29jan7:30 pmSalzburg, Austria - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart

february 2023

17feb7:30 pmNew York, USA - Recital - Beethoven

19feb7:30 pmPennsylvania, USA - Recital - Beethoven

21feb7:30 pmPrinceton, USA - Recital - Beethoven

24feb8:00 pmNew York, USA - Recital - Beethoven

26feb3:00 pmCleveland, USA - The Cleveland Orchestra - Beethoven

march 2023

09mar8:00 pmNew York, USA - Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Schoenberg

april 2023

14apr8:00 pmStuttgart, Germany - Recital - Beethoven

16apr8:00 pmHamburg, Germany - Recital - Beethoven

18apr8:00 pmBerlin, Germany - Recital - Beethoven

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