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Pianist Mitsuko Uchida wins Grammy as accompanist

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida has won the Grammy award for Best
Classical Solo Vocal Album for "Schumann & Berg" with soprano
Dorothea Roschmann.

It is the second Grammy award for Uchida, who won the Best
Instrumental Soloist Performance in 2011 for the album "Mozart: Piano
Concertos Nos. 23 & 24" with the Cleveland Orchestra.

A native of Shizuoka Prefecture, the internationally renowned
pianist has long been based in London and was named a British dame in
2009.

Her latest Grammy, this time as an accompanist, came after
Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa last year won a Grammy for Best Opera
Recording in classical music field.

"Schumann & Berg" was tied for the award with the album
"Shakespeare Songs."

Among other Japanese artists, guitarist Masa Kohama performed
with Fantastic Negrito in his album "The Last Days of Oakland," which
won the Best Contemporary Blues Album award. (Feb. 12)


Pianist Mitsuko Uchida, seen in this photo taken
in November 2009, won the Grammy award for
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album for
"Schumann & Berg" with soprano Dorothea Roschmann
on Feb. 12, 2017. It is the second Grammy for
Uchida, a native of central Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture.