Mitsuko Uchida is a performer who brings deep insight into the music she plays through her
own search for truth and beauty. She is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart,
Schubert, and Beethoven, both in concert halls and on recordings. She has also illuminated
the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, and Boulez for a new generation of listeners.
Highlights this season include performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon
Rattle, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti, Bavarian
Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir
Jurowski, and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich with David Zinman. She undertakes a recital tour,
with venues including Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Vienna's Musikverein, and
Chicago's Symphony Center; as well as a tour of Japan.
Ms. Uchida records exclusively for Decca. Her recordings include the complete Mozart piano
sonatas and piano concertos, the complete Schubert piano sonatas, Debussy's
etudes, the five Beethoven piano concertos with Kurt Sanderling, and the
final five Beethoven piano sonatas. Ms. Uchida's most recent CD releases include a
recording of Mozart's K. 488 and K. 491 concertos, a second disc of K. 466 and K. 595, and
a third disc of K. 271 and K. 467; all three recordings feature Ms. Uchida directing The
Cleveland Orchestra from the piano. She has also released two acclaimed discs of Schumann's
solo piano music.
Ms. Uchida has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the development of young
musicians and is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. She is also director of the
Marlboro Music Festival. In May 2012, she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold
Medal. In June 2009, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.