Renowned Pianist Mitsuko Uchida Returns to Carnegie Hall for Three Concerts Spring 2019, Including Live Broadcast

Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida

World-renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida will be returning to Carnegie Hall for three concerts featuring the works of Mozart and Schubert this spring in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage: Friday, March 29, Tuesday April 30, and Saturday May 4.

On Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. she will be joined by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 and Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466. The orchestra will also perform Alban Berg’s Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite (arr. for string orchestra) led by concertmaster Matthew Truscott.

This concert will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York as part of the Carnegie Hall Live radio broadcast and digital series, which can be heard by listeners worldwide via wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. The live broadcast is produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall and co-hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and Clemency Burton-Hill. Select Carnegie Hall Live broadcasts throughout the season will include special digital access to the broadcast team from backstage and in the control room to connect fans worldwide.

Ms. Uchida returns to Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. for solo recitals in continuation of her two year Schubert sonata series. In the 2017–2018 season, Ms. Uchida toured 12 of Schubert’s major works for piano in major concert halls across Europe and North America, including venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Musikverein.

Tickets for these concerts are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website.

About the Artists

Mitsuko Uchida is an interpreter of Classical, early Romantic and Second Viennese School repertoire for piano, and a Grammy award winning artist in both 2011 and 2017. She performs with some of the world’s most respected orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra; and conductors including Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, and Andris Nelsons. In 2016 she was named Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, who she is performing with on Friday, March 29. She also appears regularly in recitals across the world.

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) was founded in 1997 to be a free and international ensemble dedicated to creating and sharing the experiences of classical music. There are 45 members spanning 20 different countries, and the MCO unites an eclectic mix of musicians for tours across the world. To date, the orchestra has performed in over 40 countries across five of the world’s continents. The MCO is collectively governed by its management team and orchestra board; decisions are made democratically with the participation of all musicians.

The MCO has a sound characterized by a chamber music style of ensemble playing among its many different musical personalities. Claudio Abbado, the orchestra’s founding mentor, passed along most of the orchestra’s current significant artistic impulses, with assistance from Conductor Laureate Daniel Harding. Mitsuko Uchida, along with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and conductor Teodor Currentzis are the current Artistic Partners who inspire and shape the orchestra. Concertmaster Matthew Truscott leads and directs the orchestra in its regular performances.

The MCO participates in a number of Education & Outreach projects including their Feel the Music project, which brings the world of music to deaf and hard of hearing children through in school workshops and concerts halls, and the MCO Academy, where MCO musicians work with young musicians to provide a high quality orchestral experience and platform for international exchange.

Major recent projects of the orchestra include the award-winning Beethoven Journey with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, the 2012 premiere of the opera Written on Skin at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence under the baton of composer George Benjamin, and the MCO’s current partnership with Mitsuko Uchida, centered on Mozart’s piano concertos with multi-year residences at Salzburg’s Mozartwoche, London’s Southbank Centre and Carnegie Hall.

Learn more about Mitsuko Uchida on her website.


— Darby Swab