Guest introduction

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Piano: Nobuyuki Tsujii

Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano


Since becoming the first Japanese winner of the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in the United States in June 2009, he has been active internationally. In 2011, he gave a recital at the invitation of Carnegie Hall.In 2012, he made his debut in London under the direction of Ashkenazy, and in St. Petersburg under the direction of Gergiev. In 2013, he performed at the BBC Proms, Britain's largest music festival, and was praised as a "historic success." In the same year, the recital at the Louvre was broadcast to the world via the Internet. In 2015, he made his debut in Vienna under the baton of Yutaka Sado, and performed with the Munich Philharmonic under the baton of Gergiev in Germany and Japan. In 2016, she made her recital debut on a European tour with the Dresden Philharmonic conducted by M. Sanderling. In 2017, he made his debut at the Berlin Deutsche Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Ashkenazy, toured Japan with the London Philharmonic under Jurowski, and gave a recital at the Champs-Élysées in Paris. i went a lot. In 2019, he appeared in the Piano Recital Series hosted by Carnegie Hall and achieved astonishing success. Even during the COVID-19 crisis, he was one of the first to hold online concerts and received a lot of attention. He also opened an official YouTube channel and created a new movement in the classical world, and has been described as the pianist whose tickets are the most difficult to obtain. In November 2021, he held concerts in Milan and Paris, where the infection was relatively calm, and was a great success, receiving a standing ovation from a packed audience.

In 2009, Commissioner for Cultural Affairs commendation (international art category). In 2010, she won the 11th Hotel Okura Music Award and the 1st Tokiko Iwatani Award. Received the 39th Japan Chopin Association Award in 2013.