Introducing the cover star of issue 104: Mitsuko Uchida

25 September 2018
Decca-c-Justin-Pumfrey-65435.jpg Mitsuko Uchida via Decca. Photo credit: Justin Pumfrey
Japenese legend Mitsuko Uchida features on the cover of Pianist magazine issue 104!



Issue 104 available to pre-order NOW



We’re excited to announce that the cover star for Pianist magazine issue 104 is legendary Japanese pianist Mitsuko Uchida! Inside the new issue, we talk with the 2x Grammy Award winner about Schubert, Mozart, tea, and other lifelong obsessions. 

Her extensive career as both a classical pianist and a conductor has seen her win first prize at the 1969 Beethoven Competition in Vienna, second prize at the 1970 International Piano Competition, and Grammy Awards in 2011 and 2017, amongst other honours.

Mitsuko was honourably promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

She has recently been in the midst of a two-year Schubert Sonata series tour featuring 12 of Schubert’s major works, which she has been touring throughout Europe and North America. Main venues have included the Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Musikverein. In the coming months, she will also appear with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

You can find our exclusive interview with Mitsuko Uchida inside issue 104 of Pianist magazine. Pre-order your copy here.



What else is inside this issue?

13 SCORES by Grieg, Scarlatti, Bach, Diabelli and more. Plus Cole Porter's I Get A Kick Out Of You

Left Hand Focus: 

- 3 LH pieces to learn

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- 2 'How to Play' lessons on two of the LH pieces, including the gorgeous Scriabin Prelude Op 9 No 1

- Overview of LH repertoire

- Interview with LH virtuoso Nicholas McCarthy

Masterclass on Fingering from Pianist regular Graham Fitch. Plus watch his accompanying lesson on the Pianist TV channel

Masterclass on improving your leaps and stretches

Piano Teacher Help Desk: Ways to get your pupils to increase their repertoire

Learning Jazz Piano Lesson 6: Playing the Blues 

The Healing Effect: The transforming effect of music on the mind

NEW & EXCLUSIVE VIDEO LESSONS TO DISCOVER including Noriko Ogawa on Debussy's famous Arabesque No 1 (the score of which appears inside)

Still time to enter our 2019 COMPOSING COMPETITION  (deadline is 2nd November)

And lots more!


Listen to the Best of Mitsuko below.