"Only a few [pianists] regularly cross the threshold of mere excellence to transporting brilliance...Mitsuko Uchida can be included in that exclusive handful," says the New York Times. In a storied career spanning dozens of acclaimed recordings and breathless standing ovations the world over, pianist Mitsuko Uchida has earned a reputation for magisterial performances and a sublime, elegant artistic temperament. Her intensely moving interpretations of classical repertoire balance sinew and sensitivity with crystalline articulation and vivid dynamic contrasts. In her eagerly anticipated Cal Performances debut, Uchida performs Schubert's luminous and serene Sonata No. 18 in G major, balanced by Beethoven's witty, obsessive masterwork, the beloved Diabelli Variations.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.