The American Pianist Association descends on the Indiana History Center this Sunday, April 18 with Grand Encounters featuring Nobuyuki Tsujii. This solo piano performance features the Tsujii, winner of the 2009 Van Cilburn International Piano Competition. In an Indianapolis music event to remember, Tsujii will “Wow” Indianapolis people with his incredible talent. The performance begins at 3:30 pm at the Indiana History Center. Tickets to this Indianapolis event are $25.00.
Nobuyuki Tsujii is a young Japanese pianist and composer with an impressive set of credentials. Born in 1988, Tsujii faced blindness from an infant-hood. However, early on he expressed a gift for music. At only two years old, he could pick out “Jingle Bells” on a toy piano after only hearing his mother hum the tune. Two years later, at only four years old, he began his formal study of music and piano. At ten years old, he made his professional debut with The Century Orchestra. In 2007, he began his studies at Ueno Gakuan University.
Tsujii has played concerts in both the United States and Russia. He also has commercial recordings of his original compositions for sell in Japan. In 2009, he took the grand prize at the Van Cilburn International Piano Competition and tied for the gold medal with Haochen Zhang. In addition, he was awarded the Beverly Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work. One of the jurors at the competition, Richard Dryer, remarked, “Very seldom do I close my notebook and just give myself over to it, and he made that necessary. I didn’t want to be interrupted in what I was hearing.”
See Nobuyuki Tsujii perform live Sunday at the American Pianist Association’s presentation of “Grand Encounters” at the Indiana History Center. After the concert, take a stroll along the Indianapolis Canal Walk. The Indiana History Center has prime Indianapolis real estate near the White River State Park and a bunch of other Indianapolis attractions including the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum and the NCAA Hall of Champions.
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Grand Encounters: Nobuyuki Tsujii
Sunday, April 18 at 3:30 pm
Indiana History Center
450 Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202