07. June 2009 · Comments Off on Cliburn and Nobuyuki Tsujii · Categories: Cliburn Competition, Links

He had only played with a chamber music group once before, recently in Japan, after learning it would be required should he advance to the Cliburn semifinals. He previously performed with symphony orchestras in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, and he followed the conductor’s breathing, he said.

But Tsujii said his blindness has not limited his playing opportunities and that he doesn’t want to be known as the pianist who cannot see.

“The most important objective as I’m performing is that the audience is going to be moved,” Tsujii said through an interpreter.

RTWT (Maybe, the link doesn’t always work for me.)

His final recital hasn’t been performed yet, so this semifinal will stay up until then:

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