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Famous Japanese Pianist Mitsuko Ushida Performs in Berlin

On 27th of November at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the legendary Mitsuko Ushida performed in a concert dedicated to the music of Mozart

November 30th, 2016
Dragos Marcu, News from Berlin

The event at Konzerthaus Berlin on 27th of November gave a great opportunity for the German public to see one of the most famous pianists Mitsuko Ushida performing at piano the most important creations of Mozart.

Mitsuko Uchida was born on 20th of December 1948 in Japan but naturalized in Great Britain. When she was 12 years old, Mitsuko Uchida moved with her parents to Vienna. She became a legend in the entire world by interpreting the most known operas of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy or Schoenberg.

Her music was characterized by critics as bringing a deep feeling into the music that she plays on the piano through her soul and heart. The most important achievement that she achieved is to show the new generations the beauty of Mozart, Schuman, Schubert or Beethoven and also promote to her listeners the creations of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern or Boulez.

2015 and 2016 have been the most prolific years of Mitsuko Uchida’s career. Early this year she had a close partnership with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, directing all the Mozart concerts during the European tournament with an extension in Japan. During the 2015-2016 season, she did acclaimed performances with different orchestras or philharmonics from all around the world, such as with the London Philharmonic or Cleveland Orchestra. This year she participated in the Baden-Baden Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Ramon Rattle. After this great event, she had recitals at the Theater of Champs Elysees in Paris, at Vienna Kulturhaus, Royal Festival Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Mitsuko Uchida is highly committed to aiding the development of young musicians. She is participating in many events and festivals, the most important one being the director of Marlboro Music Festival.

In 2012 she was awarded with the Royal Philharmonic Society’s gold medal and in 2009 she became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire and received an Honorary Degree from University of Cambridge in 2014. She is also very appreciated in Japan, receiving the Premium Imperial Award from the Japan Arts Association.

Mitsuko Uchida is considered the new star of the piano and the people from Berlin will be more than pleased to host her concerts as soon as possible.  


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