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International Festival Portraits | Mitsuko Uchida

International Festival Portraits | Mitsuko Uchida

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One of the most revered pianists Mitsuko Uchida talks about living for music and the unpredictability of performing on stage.

The music should be that; you should just have the pure pleasure and joy and be open to it.

Mitsuko Uchida


Mitsuko Uchida performed a recital at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

The International Festival Portraits are a series of interviews with actors, choreographers, musicians, conductors, writers and directors talking about the art that they love.

The 2017 International Festival Portraits feature Alan AyckbournAnoushka ShankarJoshua BellMartin CreedMitsuko Uchida and Zinnie Harris in a series of personal reflections on their art-form, the nature of live performance, and the unique connection they experience with an audience every time they take to the stage.

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