American Pianists Association’s Grand Encounters
A Solo Piano Recital Series


The 2009 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Nobuyuki Tsujii

April 18, 2010 - 3:30 pm

TusjiiThe American Pianists Association announces Nobuyuki Tsujii in concert April 18, 2010.  Blind since birth, twenty-one-year-old Japanese pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii won the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.  The concert will begin at 3:30 pm and will take place at the Indiana History Center, downtown Indianapolis.  Tickets are $25 for the general public and $22 for APA members.  Funding for American Pianists Association’s Grand Encounters has been provided by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.  This is the final concert of the season for the American Pianists Association’s solo piano recital series, Grand Encounters.  Limited seating is available.

Location: Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269

Ticket: $25.00   (APA member $22.00)
You can purchase the tickets from the American Pianist Association (APA) website.

When you purchase a ticket(s), APA office mail the tickets within 24 hours, to the address that the ticket buyer gives them.


Nobuyuki Tusjii Biography (from Nobuyuki Tusjii Official Website)
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Nobuyuki Tsujii was born in Tokyo, in 1988.

In 1995, at the age of 7, he won first prize for Piano in the Instrumental Music Category at the All Japan Blind Students Music Competition.

In 1998, at the age of 10, he made a strong debut at the Shigeaki Saegusa Special Concert, performing with the Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra under conductor Tetsuji Honna.

In 1999, at the age of 11, he won Gold Prize in Level D at the PTNA Piano Competition.

In 2000, at the age of 12, he gave his first solo recital at Suntory Hall (Small Hall), followed by a second solo recital the next year. He also performed at numerous concerts throughout Japan, including the Kobe Music Festival.

In 2002, he performed at Yutaka Sado’s Young People’s Concert. His performance of Mozart and Chopin’s piano concertos that same year with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Seikyo Kim, at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall was an enormous success.

In addition to subscription concerts of the Yomiuri Japan Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, his performances have extended overseas. He made his US debut at Carnegie Hall. His international performances include those in Russia (Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Czech Republic, and Taiwan.

In 2002, he also performed with the Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, under conductor Yutaka Sado.

In October, 2005, he received the Critics’ Award at the 15th International Frederik Chopin Piano Competition held in Warsaw, Poland.

On June 7, 2009, he became the first Japanese winner at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in USA.

He has studied under Masako Masuyama, Masahiro Kawakami, Yukari Kawakami, Yukio Yokoyama and Kyoko Tabe.