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♪ Just concluded : Nobuyuki Tsujii winter 2017 Europe Tour -- A job well done, Tsujii-san! Safe journey home.
Lots of news, photos and comments about the tour can be found here
Nobu will resume his Bach/Mozart/Beethoven Japan Recital Tour on March 8.
March 3 "The Pianist 2016" broadcast on BS-Fuji TV
BSフジ(BS Fuji)
『辻井伸行×加古隆×レ・フレール THE PIANIST』 2016
"Nobuyuki Tsujii × Takashi Kako × Les Freres THE PIANIST" 2016
March 3 (Fri) 22: 00 ~ 23: 25
An official trailer for the show  has been posted:

The Nobuyuki Tsujii Official Site posted reports for the last two recitals with many great photos => http://www.nobupiano1988.com/concertreports/
2017年2月26日(ドイツ) ベルリン
Feb 26, Berlin Germany
Recital in Berlin Philharmonic chamber hall. This is also my third performance here. When I came last time the parking lot was a sidewalk, and the inside of the venue was constructed and it is beautiful.
Although this is called a chamber hall, it is a huge hall with nearly 1,200 seats, but this time there were auxiliary seats lined up on the stage because the tickets were sold out. There are audience seated surrounding the stage, so clapping coming from all directions is very moving. With the tenth concert of this tour, I was able to conclude with this last performance of enormous excitement.
Three encore songs.
· Beethoven: "Pathetique" Sonata's 2nd movement
· Liszt: La Campanella
· Still, I will live (self made)


February 25 Stuttgart (Germany)
It is also the third time for recital at Stuttgart's Liederhalle. It is in a building built in 1956, it seems that it is the oldest in the newly constructed / reconstructed hall after the war, but the design which combines symmetry both outside and inside is still fresh. We got a warm applause at the concert two curtain calls in the first half, I returned nine times after the end of the second half, and 5 encores were performed.
· Beethoven: "Sadness" Sonata's 2nd movement
· Chopin: Revolutionary Etude
· Still, I will live (self made)
· Lizst: La Campanella
· Chopin: Farewell songs

In Nobu's Berlin concert report, he mentions that auxiliary seats were placed on stage because tickets were sold out.
Yura and I both thought of this photo that came with a tweet posted soon after the recital was over.
If you look at the bottom left corner of the hexagonal stage, you can indeed see three rows of benches placed very close to the piano (what great seats those are!)
Considering that the first time Nobu played in this hall there were lots of empty seats, this is very encouraging -- Berlin is a VERY tough market for classical music!
♪ February 26 Munich Critic's Review
A Munich review showed up just as the Berlin recital was finishing.
Nobu' recitals rarely get a review in Europe, so to have the attention of a critic of a major German newspaper can be considered a good thing.
The review is not entirely complimentary: the critic finds flaws in the works in the first half (Bach, Mozart), but wrote
After the break, Nobu Tsujii is completely in his element with the expressiveness and originality of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and "Appassionata." While the famous "Adagio sostenuto" of Op. 27/2 still sounds a little cramped, the 28-year-old unleashes passionate wildness in the finale and, in the "Allegro assai" of the F minor op. 57, rhythmically sharp accents.
My translation of the piece can be read here => Nobuyuki Tsujii 2.24.17 Recital - Süddeutsche Zeitung Review
I would of course have preferred a more glowing review, but I am in fact somewhat relieved.
It is actually extremely daring for Nobu to play the program that he did in Germany; I consider this review (which does not mention Nobu's blindness at all) somewhat positive and I do hope Nobu does not find it discouraging.
♪ February 25 20:00 Liederhalle Stuttgart, Mozart-Saal
Nobu performed in this venue many times, including in May 2014 (I was there) and again in October 2015.
I kept checking for comments after the recital and none came.  Then, just when a flood of tweets came up in Japan about the TV show, this tweet from Stuttgart showed up! I am not complaining, however.
Amazing pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii 👏 初めてピアニスト辻井伸行さんのリサイタルへ。楽屋へも挨拶に行けたけど、言葉にならなくて ありがとうございました しか言えなかった。ほんとはハグしたいくらい感動した。#辻井伸行 #ピアニスト I went to the recital of pianist Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii for the first time. I was able to go to his dressing room as well, and could only manage to say thank you. I was really touched.
And, she followed with a moving blog post:  https://mayomemmer.amebaownd.com/posts/2063404
♪ Feb 26  Nobu on "Untitled Concert" (Japan TV show)
題名のない音楽会」2500回記念(4) 歴史を彩る音楽会
テレビ朝日 2月26日(日) 9:00-9:30
BS朝日 3月5日(日)23:00-23:30
"Untitled Concert " 2500th episode Concert (4th)
TV Asahi February 26 (Sun) 9: 00-9: 30
BS Asahi March 5 (Sun) 23: 00-23: 30
A video of the show can now be viewed on your computer below, or please click this link=> Nobuyuki Tsujii in 2017 Untitled Concert
Nobu's appearance starts at time mark 11:00.
Comments about the show can be found at => Nobuyuki Tsujii on Feb 26 2017 "Untitled Concert" TV show
February 20 "A Life-Changing Minute" show
日本テレビ 2月20日(月) 21:00
※辻井伸行 日本ツアー 東京公演の一部が放映されます
"Deep talk of one minute where life changes"
Nippon TV on February 20 (Mon) 21: 00
※ Footage of Tokyo performance of Nobuyuki Tsujii Japan Tour will be shown
※ Mother Itsuko will appear
The show can now be viewed on your computer ==> "A life-changing minute" show 2-20-2017
One gripping scene in this show, of Mrs. Tsujii packing for Nobu's Europe tour, makes me think about the enormous challenges that a sightless person must face while traveling.  
Embroidered bags in giant suitcases. A devoted mother. A loyal manager. We are fortunate that Nobu is blessed with their continued support. Even as we enjoy the success of Nobu's awe-inspiring performances, let's never forget the tremendous efforts behind the scenes that make possible the miracle of Nobuyuki Tsujii.
Nobuyuki Tsujii must break out of his Own Shell (August 1 2015)
Why does Mr. Tsujii rock his head and body? (April 2015)
A quiet reverence for Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii in Japan (March 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii, guided by the conductor (February 2015)
All the Light They Cannot See (October 2014)
The Distinctive Piano Tone of Nobuyuki Tsujii (August 2014)
Nobu reached yet another mountain top! (June 2014)
Etiquette for meeting Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii (Jan 2014)
Nobuyuki Tsujii "sees" (November 2013)
Eulogy for Mr. Van Cliburn by Nobuyuki Tsujii (Feb. 2013)
Nobu Fever lives on (April 2012)
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Prokofiev's Concerto No. 3 (April 2012)

Of Taste and Critics, and Nobuyuki Tsujii (April 2012)

辻井伸行 - 平和大使 Nobuyuki Tsujii - Peace Ambassador (Aug 2011)
Terms of Endearment (2010)
Close Encounter with Nobuyuki Tsujii (2010)

How I Caught "Nobu Fever" (2010)
See the complete list here: Original Articles
- Nobuyuki Tsujii fans facebook page
Nobuyuki Tsujii on wikipedia
- Avex Classics' page for Nobu
- Harrisonparrott Artist page for Nobu
- Challenge Classics' page for Nobu
- Interceder latest news
- Mrs. Itsuko Tsujj's "Parenting Corner" website
- blog of Mr.s Itsuko Tsujii
- PIA concert ticket search for Nobu
- eplus tickets
- Nobuyuki Tsujii performances review page on PIA
- Japan TV Data Zoo
Japanese blog post search site
A Nobu facts site (Japanese)
Web Pages with Misinformation on Nobuyuki Tsujii

Tickets for Nobu concerts in Japan
"Bachtrack" concert listing for Nobuyuki Tsujii
Bachtrack Piano page
Japan video site (YouTube counterpart)
Japanese Nobu news aggregate site
Suntory Hall main hall events calendar
Suntory Hall encore list
google classical music forum
Classical Music Concert recommendations blog (Japanese)
Billboard Japan classical chart
Japan Amazon classical music chart

Media articles of note
A human type of echolocation helps the blind (Los Angeles Times, 7/13/15)
The standing ovation is a filthy American habit  (Guardian, 2008)
A Master Piano Professor talks about teaching pianists at a conservatory
Do world-classs pianists make mistakes on stage?
Why they (the people in Japan) are hooked on classical
How long (does it take a pianist to learn a new piece)?
What are the financial realities of a typical concert pianist?
How Virtuosos Get So Good

Piano concerto: Who runs the orchestra? Conductor or pianist?

Anecdotes, Quotations, and Trivia of Frederic Chopin
Chopin quotes
Chopin Op. 28 Preludes analysis
Chopin Op. 10 etudes analysis

Choreography of the Hands: The Work of Dorothy Taubman  
Criticising the Critics - posted on Arts Journal
The Fine Art of 'Papering the House'
What Music critics wish pianists knew
The pitfalls and perks of playing a concert hall piano
Meeting a blind person -  published by the Braille Bookstore