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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida achieves rockstar status in Japan
Uchida says she loved the Cleveland Orchestra since she was a student
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida in her backstage dressing room at Tokyo's Suntory Hall. She conducted the Cleveland Orchestra from the keyboard in all-Mozart programs in Japan.
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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida grew up in Austria and lives in London but Japanese classical audiences celebrate her as one of their own. She has drawn raves conducting Mozart from the keyboard in the first four concerts of the Cleveland Orchestra's Asian tour and she’ll play an all-Beethoven program Thursday night at Tokyo's Suntory Hall.

She told WKSU's Vivian Goodman that she treasures her long association with the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Uchida conducted from the keyboard in Mozart's piano concertos No. 20 and 27. She will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 Thursday night when Franz Welser Most conducts the Cleveland Orchestra at Tokyo's Suntory Hall.
Mitsuko Uchida has been playing with the Cleveland Orchestra for just about two decades.
Uchida says on this tour, she has felt an incredible warmth from the public.

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