Blind since birth, Nobuyuki Tsujii captured the attention of the world when he became the joint-winner of the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009. During the competition, the Dallas Morning News wrote, "It is almost beyond imagining that he has learned scores as formidable as Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata by ear. Through all three rounds, he played with unfailing assurance, and his unforced, utterly natural Chopin E-minor Piano Concerto was an oasis of loveliness." He remains an inspiration, and now at the age of twenty-three continues his career as a soloist with numerous major symphony orchestras and recital performances throughout the world.
Debussy: Deux Arabesques, Suite Bergamasque, Estampes, and L'Isle joyeuse
Chopin: Grande valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18; Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31; Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61; and Polonaise-Heroique in A-flat Major, Op. 53
Pre-concert lecture begins forty-five minutes prior to the performance.