On November 10, 2011, Nobuyuki Tsujii, the blind pianist from Japan who was the winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal in 2009 appeared on the stage of Carnegie Hall. His dream had come true. Arguably the most important event in the career of any performer, for “Nobu” it was a miracle. With his brilliant technique and beautiful tone, the performance of the masterpieces of Beethoven, Liszt, Mussorgsky, and encores by Chopin and his own compositions, brought the usually reserved Carnegie Hall audience to its feet.
Musto: Improvisation and Fugue; Beethoven: Sonata No. 17 in D minor, op. 31,
No. 2,“The Tempest”; Liszt: "Un sospiro" from Trois études de concert, No. 3,
Rigoletto, Concert Paraphrase for Piano; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Encores: Foster: "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (arr. Tsujii); Chopin: Prelude
In D-flat Major, op. 28, No. 15 Nobuyuki Tsujii: Elegy for the Victims of the
Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011