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Mitsuko Uchida

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Mitsuko Uchida (born December 20, 1948) is a classical pianist.

Born in a seaside town close to Tokyo, Japan, Uchida moved to Vienna, Austria when she was twelve with her diplomat parents, and she enrolled at the Vienna Academy of Music to study with Wilhelm Kempff and Stefan Askenase.

In 1969 she won the first prize in the Beethoven Competition in Wien and in 1970 the second prize in the Chopin Competition.

She is an acclaimed interpreter of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. She has recorded all of Mozart's piano sonatas and concerti. She is also distinguished as an interpreter of the works of the Second Viennese School.

She is the Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival.

Uchida currently resides in London.de:Uchida Mitsuko ja:内田光子

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