Mitsuko Uchida becomes Artistic Partner

6 January 2016

The legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida and the MCO begin a long-term collaboration in January 2016, focusing on Mozart’s piano concertos. Uchida, renowned for her interpretation of Mozart’s works, will lead the concertos from the keyboard.

The partnership brings Mitsuko Uchida and the MCO to major venues and multiple-concert residencies across the world. It kicks off in January 2016 with an extensive European tour with 5 concerts in Spain (Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Oviedo, and Bilbao) and further performances in Luxembourg, Salzburg and Frankfurt.

In October and November 2016, Mitsuko Uchida and the MCO will tour Japan. This tour will culminate in a residency at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall on the occasion of the landmark venue’s 30th anniversary. Mitsuko Uchida was featured with a Mozart cycle in the in the opening series of the hall in 1986.

The partnership will be continued with further tours in the seasons to follow. Mitsuko Uchida and the MCO collaborated together for the first time on a Spain and Portugal tour in 2013, also with Mozart concertos. This first collaboration inspired the mutual wish to continue and further develop the Artistic Partnership.