Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra 

Legendary pianist plays Mozart
  • Wed 7 Feb ’24
    doors open
    Grote Zaal

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida is among the greatest of the great. From behind the grand piano, she will lead the Mahler Chamber Orchestra through two great piano concertos by Mozart.

They are in fact some kind of mini operas, in which the soloist and orchestra play the leading parts. Throughout sing-song melodies, rising tensions, and cascading releases. The two react to each other. In the case of the piano concerto no. 17, the inspiration is clear: the melody in the last movement was supposedly sung by Mozart’s pet starling.  

Conducting from behind the grand piano while playing has always had a magical touch: the orchestra and soloist truly become one. Of course, this double role is also very demanding for the soloist-cum-conductor. Legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida is renowned for her Mozart interpretations. 


Mozart Piano concerto no. 17  | Widmann Choralquartett (version for chamber orchestra)  | Mozart Piano concerto no. 22  


Mahler Chamber Orchestra  | Mitsuko Uchida piano, musical direction