Mitsuko Uchida - Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards

Uchida is a recipient of the 1986 Suntory Music Award.

Mitsuko Uchida was appointed Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2001 New Year Honours. At the time, the award was honorary because she was not yet a citizen of the United Kingdom.

In April 2008, BBC Music Magazine presented her its Instrumentalist of the Year and Disc of the Year awards.

She was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours. On this occasion, the award was substantive as she is now a British citizen.

In June 2009 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music (DMus) degree by the University of Oxford during Encaenia 2009.

In 2011, her recording of Mozart's Piano Concerti No. 23 K. 488 and No. 24 K. 491 with the Cleveland Orchestra, which she conducted from the piano, won a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra).

In May 2012, Uchida was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of the highest honors in classical music.

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