Mitsuko Uchida Kicks Off Two-Year Survey of Schubert Piano Sonatas at Carnegie Hall

Mitsuko Uchida Kicks Off Two-Year Survey of Schubert Piano Sonatas at Carnegie Hall

Renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida-deemed one of the great Schubert interpreters of our time-begins a two-year survey of Schubert piano sonatas at Carnegie Hall with a solo recital in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage onMonday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. The all-Schubert program includes his piano sonatas in C Minor, D. 958; A Major, D. 664; and G Major, D. 894.

Ms. Uchida continues her survey of piano sonatas on Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, presenting Schubert's sonatas in B Major, D. 575; A Minor, D. 845; and N*E*R*D Major, D. 850. Ms. Uchida returns to Carnegie Hall during the 2018-2019 season with two more all-Schubert programs to conclude her exploration of 12 piano sonatas presented over four concerts.

About the Artist
A superlative interpreter of classical, early romantic and second Viennese School repertoire, Mitsuko Uchida performs with the world's most respected orchestras and conductors including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerischer Rundfunk, London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, and Andris Nelsons. In 2016, Mitsuko Uchida was appointed an Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, embarking on a five -year project together. 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 and Salzburg and Edinburgh International Festivals.

Mitsuko Uchida's loyal relationship with the finest orchestras and concert halls has resulted in numerous residencies. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland Orchestra and at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozartwoche, and Lucerne Festival. She has been the focus of a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series entitled 'Mitsuko Uchida: Vienna Revisited,' and the Concertgebouw's Carte Blanche series.

Mitsuko Uchida records exclusively for Decca and her extensive discography includes the complete Mozart and Schubert piano sonatas. She received Grammy Awards in 2011 for her recording of Mozart concerti directing the Cleveland Orchestra, and in 2017 for an album of lieder with Dorothea Röschmann. Her recording of the Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra won four awards, including a Gramophone Award for Best Concerto.

Highly committed to aiding the development of young musicians, Mitsuko Uchida is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Director of Marlboro Music Festival. In 2015 Uchida was awarded the Golden Mozart Medal from the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2012, and received an Honorary Degree from the University of Cambridge in 2014. Mitsuko Uchida was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009.

Program Information
Monday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano


Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664
Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894

The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Paul J. Sekhri and Mark Gude in support of the 2017-2018 season.

Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano


Piano Sonata in B Major, D. 575
Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 845
Piano Sonata in N*E*R*D Major, D. 850

This performance is sponsored by Nomura.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

Ticket Information
Tickets, priced $49-$161, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office on 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m.Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.

Photo by Justin Pumfrey

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