Mitsuko Uchida & Jonathan Biss, Artistic Directors
One of the world’s foremost pianists, Mitsuko Uchida is renowned for her interpretations of composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann, as well as masterpieces of the 20th century and beyond.
She has served Marlboro in a vital leadership role for more than 20 years, including as sole artistic director from 2013-18—the only artist to serve in this position besides co-founder Rudolf Serkin.
Ms. Uchida has served Marlboro also as a senior artist (1974, 1992); as co-artistic director with Richard Goode (1999-2013); and as a member of the Committee for Artistic Direction with Mr. Goode and András Schiff (1994-1999).
Ms. Uchida has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to aiding the development of young musicians and is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. In June 2009 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Learn more about Ms. Uchida at www.mitsukouchida.com.
Jonathan Biss first attended Marlboro in 1997, at the start of his career, and returned in 2006 in the role of senior artist—giving back to new generations of young musicians what he himself received at Marlboro. He was appointed co-artistic director with Mitsuko Uchida in 2018.
Mr. Biss enjoys a varied career performing, recording, writing, teaching, and curating innovative projects that blend music and scholarship at the highest level. These include “Schumann: Under the Influence,” a 30-concert exploration of the composer’s role in music history; a project examining “late style” works and developments by major composers; the bestselling eBook “Beethoven’s Shadow,” the first Kindle Single by a classical musician; and “Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas,” the first open online classical music course, which has reached over 150,000 people in 185 countries.
He is also in demand as a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Learn more about Mr. Biss at jonathanbiss.com.