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Nobuyuki Tsujii
Japan
Age 20


At the age of twelve, Nobuyuki Tsujii made noted recital debuts at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.  Additional performance credits include performances with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and several of Japan’s leading orchestras as well as appearances in the Czech Republic, Russia, and Taiwan. An acclaimed debut album released by Avex classics in 2007 led to a fifteen-city tour of Japan and a second CD featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, released in 2008. Blind since birth, Mr. Tsujii states his firm belief that “there are no barriers in the field of music.”  www.nobupiano1988.com

Competition and Awards:
2005  Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition, Semi-Finalist & Critics’ Award
1999  Piano Teachers’ National Association Piano Competition (Japan), Gold Prize
1995  All Japan Blind Students Music Competition, First Prize

Professional Training:
2003-  Ueno Gakuen University
1995-2006  Tokyo College of Music Senior High School

Teachers:
2006-  Kyoko Tabe
2003-  Yukio Yokoyama
1995-2006  Masahiro Kawakami


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Chopin  Twelve Etudes, Op. 10
Debussy  Images, Book I
Liszt  Paganini Etude No. 3: La Campanella

SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Beethoven  Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 106  "Hammerklavier"
Musto  Improvisation & Fugue
 
SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Schumann  Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

FINAL RECITAL
Beethoven  Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
Chopin  Berceuse, Op. 57
Liszt  Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

FINAL CONCERTI
Chopin  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Rachmaninoff  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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