Nobuyuki Tsujii makes his Sydney recital debut with a program of piano favourites.
Nobuyuki Tsujii caused a sensation in the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition, taking out the gold medal prize, and in 2016 made his Sydney Symphony Orchestra debut with Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto to round acclaim. For his Sydney recital debut he’s chosen a recital of favourites by Classical masters. Bach’s Italian Concerto is lively and lyrical, and Mozart’s Sonata in B flat dazzles in its virtuosity. And two of Beethoven’s greatest sonatas – the magnificent Appassionata, and the sublime Moonlight – complete this not-to-be-missed recital.
"Tsujii was born blind. When he won the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Cliburn described [his] appearance as miraculous and divine ... The fact that Tsujii performs at the highest level as a classical concert pianist is both a remarkable achievement and a tribute to the power of the human spirit. His interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 was one of the most admirable and inspiring things I have witnessed." - Murray Black, critic for The Australian, on Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance in the SSO’s performance of Beethoven Pastoral, 20-22 Oct 2016.