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is a pianist of rare poetic quality. Her playing has been described as
“refined and exquisite” by New York Times. Ms. Uchida made her New York
solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie's Weill Hall under the auspices of the
Abby Whiteside Foundation. She has performed solo and chamber music
concerts in Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania,
the Czech Republic, Korea, and Japan, in venues including Suntory Hall,
Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, and the White House.
First prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition and Zinetti
International Competition, she has appeared as a soloist with the Los
Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, and the
Princeton Symphony, among others.
A passionate chamber musician,
Ms. Uchida is a member of Camera Lucida and the Mœbius Ensemble. She is
a past member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two and has
toured with Musicians from Marlboro, as well as with the Lincoln Center
Chamber Music Society. She has collaborated with many of the leading
artists of today including Hillary Hahn, Pinchas Zukerman, Osmo Vänskä
and members of the Tokyo String Quartet. She has performed as guest
artist with the American Chamber Players, and the Borromeo, Talich,
Formosa, Daedalus, and St. Lawrence String Quartets. She has partnered
in recital with Jennifer Koh, Jessica Lee, Thomas Meglioranza, Anne
Akiko Meyers, Anthony McGill, David Shifrin, Sharon Robinson, and Jaime
Laredo. "String Poetic”, her recording with Jennifer Koh,
was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Ms. Uchida holds a
Bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master's degree
from the Mannes College of Music, and an Artist Diploma from the
Juilliard School. She studied with Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Edward
Aldwell, Sophia Rosoff, and Margo Garrett. She has taught at the
Brevard Music Center, and is currently a Music Associate at Columbia
We welcome Ms. Uchida to her second appearance on our concert series.
On her web site reikouchida.com/ you'll find her upcoming appearances listed, her recordings, and more.