Breaking: Mitsuko Uchida jumps

Breaking: Mitsuko Uchida jumps


norman lebrecht

February 06, 2020

The thoughtful pianist has left Victoria Rowsell, her agent from early years, to join Kathryn Enticott’s bustling boutique management. Kathryn looks after Sheku, Gerstein, Znaijder, Milos, among others, and she’s still hungry.

Official blurb below.

Mitsuko Uchida and Victoria Rowsell have agreed to end their longstanding management agreement.  From 7th February 2020 Mitsuko’s general managers will be Kathryn Enticott at Enticott Music Management in partnership with Alex Monsey at IMG Artists. 

“I should like to thank Mitsuko for the prestige her musicianship and artistic integrity has brought to my company over many decades and wish Kathryn and Alex every success as they take over the management of Mitsuko’s career.  The change provides me with the opportunity to concentrate on the long-term development of Victoria Rowsell Artist Management and the consolidation and expansion of my client base.” – Victoria Rowsell, Victoria Rowsell Artist Management

“I want to thank Victoria for her support and friendship over all these years, and the opportunities her work has brought me.  In appreciation and friendship, Mitsuko”

“It is a great privilege for us to have the opportunity of working for Mitsuko, and we are looking forward to helping her plan and realise her artistic activities in the years ahead.  We thank Victoria, a good colleague over many years, for her help and advice, and wish her every success with the continued development of her company.” – Kathryn Enticott, Enticott Music Management, and Alex Monsey, IMG Artists.



  • A great artist and one of the very few pianists today with the magnificents Buchbinder and Yeol Eum son who play the Mozart concertos. A thing strangly rare in 2020. Pires was a great spécialist also during the last years

  • Calvin says:

    Is it just me or does it seem, purely from the perspective of visibility and buzz (not talent), that Uchida’s days in the bright sun have passed? If so, perhaps getting a new mouthpiece is wise.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    I don’t really understand why anyone who is just interested in music, needs to know who works with what management. I’m sure there are some who care, but I’m certainly not one of them. They’re like sports agents, press agents and conductors – a necessary evil.

  • TI says:

    Not a good start – on their “Categories” list on their website, they have her down as “Mitchiko Uchida”.