Nobuyuki Tsujii is the joint Gold Medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
An inspirational musician with a formidable technique and a natural gift for pianistic colour, he has earned international recognition for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances.
Nobu has given recitals in major cities across North America including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Vancouver and frequently appears at Europe’s most prestigious venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie.
As a concerto soloist, Nobu has appeared among others with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica della Scala, Basel Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Spivakov, Juanjo Mena, Vasily Petrenko, Thierry Fischer, and Yutaka Sado.
Engagements in the past have included the “unparalleled excitement” (The Observer) of his BBC Proms/Royal Albert Hall debut, a sixteen concert tour of the US and Japan with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which included his return to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, a Japan tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko, and performances in Vienna, including a debut at Musikverein, with Tonkunstler-Orchester and Yutaka Sado.
In his home country, Nobu has appeared with all of the major Japanese orchestras including NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Japan Philharmonic and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa.
2015/16 highlights include Nobu’s debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, a German tour with the Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, a return visit to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and a Wigmore Hall debut in addition to recitals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Stuttgart and Basel.
Nobu records exclusively for Avex Classics International and has made a number of best-selling recordings in recent years including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.2 with DSO Berlin, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with Yukata Sado and the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and recital discs of Chopin, Mozart, Debussy and Liszt, as well as his own works.
A live DVD recording of Nobu’s 2011 Carnegie Hall recital was named “DVD of the Month” by Gramophone magazine as was his latest DVD release, ”Touching the Sound - The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii”, a documentary film by Peter Rosen. These DVDs are also available on Blu-ray and are distributed by Naxos in the U.S. and Euroarts in Europe.
Nobuyuki Tsujii’s international tours are supported by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and gratefully acknowledges their assistance.