Pianist Mitsuko Uchida was enrolled in the Vienna Academy of Music at the age of 12. Almost immediately she was she was recognized for her talent and her resistance to the conventional methods and theories of performance. She had her own ideas about playing and her teachers tried to keep her within the strict bounds of European music tradition and scholarship. While still a student in Vienna, she once dared to state that she didn't like Mozart's music. Today she is considered one of the world's foremost Mozart interpreters.