JAPAN SOCIETY 110th Anniversary Gala Concert


Van Cliburn Gold Medalist NOBUYUKI TSUJII

OCTOBER 17, 2015 | Herbst Theatre | San Francisco


Blind since birth, Tsujii has learned his repertoire largely by ear. Since winning the 2009

Van Cliburn Competition, he has achieved rock star status in Japan. With a degree of technical security almost all sighted pianist might envy, Tsujii’s high octane recitals and performances with world-renowned symphony orchestras has garnered numerous critical acclaims.


“We are fortunate to present Nobuyuki Tsujii in this recital performance,” said Nobuko

Saito Cleary, Chairperson for the Japan Society Northern California 110th Anniversary Gala and Concert. “We are pleased to celebrate this landmark anniversary with globally recognized awardees, Mr. Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce and Mr. Haruo Murase, Chairman of Canon Marketing Japan Inc., with the support of our esteemed past honorees. We shall enjoy our friendship and shared interest In the strength of the ties between Japan and the United States.”, Inc. is the Title Sponsor of JSNC’s 110th anniversary celebration.


Tsujii has given recitals in major cities across North America including Carnegie Hall’s

Stern Auditorium in New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Vancouver and he frequently appearsat Europe’s most prestigious venues including 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 and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.



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Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

Frédéric Chopin

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Frédéric Chopin

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major - Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178. - Franz Liszt