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Orpheus & Nobuyuki Tsujii perform Chopin plus Tchaikovsky & Arensky

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This sold-out Hong Kong debut of pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii was filmed at Hong Kong University on April 13, 2019.

The Program

Concert Duration: 90 minutes

  • Arensky

    Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

  • Chopin

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (arr. Shuying Li)
    Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

  • ENCORE | Chopin

    Etude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, 'Revolutionary'
    Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

  • Tchaikovsky

    Chamber Symphony #1 in D Major after String Quartet Op. 11 (arr. Christopher Theofanidis)

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About the artist

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Described by The Observer as the “definition of virtuosity” Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 and has gone on to earn an international reputation for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances.

In concert, Nobu has appeared with leading orchestras worldwide including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Japan Philharmonic orchestras, Seattle and Baltimore symphony orchestras, Münchner Philharmoniker, Filarmonica della Scala and Sinfonieorchester Basel under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Spivakov, Juanjo Mena and Thierry Fischer.

As a recitalist Nobu has performed at major cities across North America including at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and frequently appears at prestigious venues in Europe such as London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie.

Other performance highlights to date include his BBC Proms debut, a 16 concerto tour of the US and Japan with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a tour of Japan with the Liverpool Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko, a tour of Germany with Dresdner Philharmonie and Michael Sanderling and his debut at Vienna’s Musikverein with Tonkünstler-Orchester and Yutaka Sado.

An exclusive recording artist for Avex Classics International, Nobu’s albums include Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with Yukata Sado and the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and recital discs of Chopin, Mozart, Debussy and Liszt.

A live DVD recording of Nobu’s 2011 Carnegie Hall recital was named DVD of the Month by Gramophone, as was his latest DVD release, ‘Touching the Sound - The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii’, a documentary film by Peter Rosen.