classical music
classical music

Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

After five-starred performances in 2016, Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra return to continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos.

As an interpreter of Mozart, ‘There is nobody better today’ says the Financial Times of Uchida, who grew up in the composer’s city, Vienna. She performs in absorbing collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, who combine modern instruments with a historical sensibility.

The Guardian said of their last appearance at Royal Festival Hall, ‘this is one of those orchestras in which all are stars.’

Mozart’s sunny Piano Concerto No.19 was one of six piano concertos he wrote in 1784, its groundbreaking sophistication suggesting further creative feats to come.

Moving to another well-known Viennese composer, the orchestra performs pieces from Alban Berg’s moving Lyric Suite, which testifies through a musical cryptogram to the composer’s affection for his mistress Hanna Fuchs-Robettin.

Packed with motifs and musical references, it was called ‘a latent opera’ by Berg’s pupil, who became known as the aesthetic theorist Adorno.

The sinister moods of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20, written in 1785, foreshadow the dark soundworld of his 1787 opera Don Giovanni and the passionate works of the Romantic era. Breathtaking in its emotional breadth, it reflects a composer scaling the heights of his creativity.

this is one of those orchestras in which all are stars.
The Guardian


Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida director, piano


Mozart: Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K.459
Berg: 3 Pieces from the Lyric Suite arr. for string orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466

Dates & times

This event has passed.


Royal Festival Hall


£20 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£20, £28, £35, £50, £65


25% off (limited availability)
Find out more about our Concessions policy

need to know

Discounted student tickets are available from Student Pulse in the month before this concert. Some of these seats are on the stage. Download the Student Pulse app or register online