Blind since birth, Nobuyuki Tsujii was joint Gold Medal winner at 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 in recent years for the excitement of his live performances.
As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, the BBC Philharmonic and Yutaka Sado and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Thierry Fischer among others. Future engagements include his Carnegie Hall orchestral debut with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, his debut with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot and a major Japanese tour with the BBC Philharmonic, Yutaka Sado conducting.
As a recitalist he gave a sold-out solo performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2011, and has also given recitals at the Aspen and Ravinia Festivals and in Washington D.C, Boston, Berlin and Munich.
In his home country he has appeared as a soloist with all the major Japanese
orchestras including NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Symphony,
Japan Philharmonic and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. He records exclusively
for Avex Classics, and has made a number of best-selling discs in recent
years including Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with DSO Berlin, an all-Chopin
recital disc, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yukata Sado and the
BBC Philharmonic, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. A live DVD
recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall recital has recently been released by
EuroArts in Europe, and was reviewed as "DVD of the month" on
Gramophone magazine November 2012.