Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall – 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Admission: $25 to $165
The magnificent Mitsuko Uchida, praised for her “probing and magisterial” Schubert (The New York Times), continues her multi-season exploration devoted to the Austrian master. A youthful sonata brimming with melody opens the program, which also features the uncompleted but grandly scaled “Reliquie” Sonata. Her recital culminates with Schubert’s last sonata, a darkly shaded masterpiece in which he contemplates his impending mortality while looking back to Beethoven in a gentle and rollicking Rondo finale.
Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 537
Piano Sonata in C Major, D. 840, “Reliquie”
Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
A superlative interpreter of repertoire from the Classical and early Romantic eras, as well as composers of the Second Viennese School, Uchida performs with the world’s most respected orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra. She has worked with esteemed conductors who include Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, and Andris Nelsons.
Since 2016, Uchida has served as an artistic partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with whom she has embarked on a five-year project. She also appears regularly in recitals in Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, New York, and Tokyo, and is a regular guest at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Salzburg Festival, and Edinburgh International Festival.
Uchida records exclusively for Decca, and her extensive discography includes the complete Mozart and Schubert piano sonatas. She received a Grammy Award in 2011 for her recording of Mozart concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra, which she directed from the piano, and in 2017 for an album of lieder with Dorothea Röschmann. Her recording of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and The Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including the Gramophone Award for Best Concerto.
Uchida is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and director of the Marlboro Music Festival. She was awarded the Golden Mozart Medal from the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association in 2015 and received an honorary degree from the University of Cambridge in 2014. Uchida was also awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2012 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009.
Uchida will also perform at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, June 18.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Carnegie Hall’s website.
Featured photo credit: Decca/Justin Pumfrey