Nobuyuki Tsujii


Described by The Observer as the “definition of virtuosity” Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009.

In concert, Nobuyuki Tsujii has appeared with leading orchestras worldwide including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Japan Philharmonic, Seattle and Baltimore symphony orchestras, Münchner Philharmoniker, Filarmonica della Scala and Sinfonieorchester Basel under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Spivakov, Juanjo Mena and Thierry Fischer.

As a recitalist Nobuyuki Tsujii has performed at major cities across North America including at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and frequently appears at prestigious venues in Europe such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Berlin Philharmonie and Musikverein in Vienna.

Nobuyuki Tsujii’s current season started off with a debut recital at Théâtre des Champs Elysées and after his debut with Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, he will join Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko for their Japan tour in May 2018. Other performance highlights to date include his BBC Proms debut, a 16-concerto tour of the US and Japan with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a tour of Germany with Dresdner Philharmonie and Michael Sanderling and his debut at Vienna’s Musikverein with Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich and Yutaka Sado.

An exclusive recording artist for Avex Classics International, Nobu’s albums include Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yukata Sado and the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and recital discs of Chopin, Mozart, Debussy and Liszt.

A live DVD recording of Nobuyuki Tsujii’s 2011 Carnegie Hall recital was named DVD of the Month by Gramophone, as was his latest DVD release, Touching the Sound –The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii, a documentary film by Peter Rosen.

Nobu’s international tours are supported by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and he gratefully acknowledges their assistance.
Information for June 2018

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