One of the most fascinating performers of our time, the pianist Mitsuko Uchida is famous for her absolute precision and unsurpassed dedication.
The artist devotes her time to the studio where she rehearses on her four pianos – to which she assigns almost human personalities – as if there was nothing in the world but her and the music she plays. After winning the Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1969, and receiving second prize in the Leeds Piano Competition of 1975, she has been increasingly lauded and honoured for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, in the most important concert halls in the world. Throughout her career, she has broadened her repertoire to include the work of A. Berg, A. Webern, A. Schönberg and P. Boulez, thus furthering the reputation of the music of these composers with a new generation of listeners. She was also the deserved winner of a Grammy in 2011. 15th January at 7 pm, Main Auditorium of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Avenida de Berna, 45A (metro: São Sebastião/Praça de Espanha).