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September 28 Nobu to appear on "NHK Studio Park" TV show
http://www.nhk.or.jp/sanadamaru/information/program/park0928.html
2016年 9月28日 (水)
スタジオパークからこんにちは
<出演> 辻井伸行 (真田丸紀行ピアノ担当)
<放送予定>
2016年9月28日(水) [総合] 午後1時05分~
September 28, 2016 (Wed)
Hello from Studio Park
<Appearance> Nobuyuki Tsujii (in charge of Sanadamaru Journey piano )
<Broadcast schedule>
September 28, 2016 (Wednesday) [General] 1:05 pm
On this page: You can send in a question to the show for a chance for Nobu to answer => https://www6.nhk.or.jp/park/guest/guest.html?aid=20160928
Image above: NHK Studio Park, Shibuya, Japan. Image source: Wikipedia
♪ September 24  A very good sign
Tickets came on general sale for the first time for a stop (Fukuoka January 9) on the Nobuyuki Tsujii 2016-17 Bach/Mozart/Beethoven Japan Recital Tour, at 10AM today in Japan.
When I checked just now, at 12:30PM Japan time, the PIA concert ticket page for Nobu was overloaded.
ただいまアクセスが集中し、つながりにくい状態です。
誠に申し訳ございません。しばらく時間をおいてから再度ご利用ください。
Home accesses are concentrated, and connections may be difficult
We are sorry. Please try again some other time.
And now it shows
予定枚数終了Allotment sold out
So, the popularity of Nobu's recitals remain undiminished in Japan!  However, often tickets  become available again at this outlet some time later.   But this is a very good sign.
"Nobuyuki Tsujii × New York" 2016 Fuji-TV Special to air October 9!
When Nobu was on tour in the U.S. with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra back in June, Fuji-TV traveled with him. And now, as promised, we will get to see some of the footage filmed, including Nobu's performances at New York's Central Park. There will be scenes of Nobu performing in a jazz club and dancing with a tap dancer!
http://www.bsfuji.tv/pub/tsujii/pub/006.html
<BSフジサンデースペシャル> 『辻井伸行×ニューヨーク』(仮)
2016年10月9日(日) 21:00~22:55
<BS Fuji Sunday Special> "Nobuyuki Tsujii × New York" (provisional)
2016 October 9 (Sun) 21:00 to 22:55
Program description with my English translation here =>  "Nobuyuki Tsujii × New York" 2016 Fuji-TV Special
♪ September 24 Appreciation of  Liszt's Sonnet of Petrarch  from the Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Liszt
Yura tweeted: フランツ・リスト『ペトラルカのソネット第104番』 with a clip
I too love that track from the album (and I love that album). The sound quality of this clip does not do justice to it, but you can get an idea => please click here to listen
 I am fortunate to have heard Nobu perform this work live in Germany.
♪ September 23 The Chamber Orchestra of Europe posted
https://coeinjapan.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/the-coe-plays-for-japan/
The COE plays for Japan
On 27 September 2011, the COE’s string players gave a private concert in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and in support of the victims of the [2011]  Japan earthquake, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow. The concert was directed by Lorenza Borrani and the Orchestra’s Glasgow-born principal cello, William Conway. The programme included Mozart’s Divertimento in D, Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile for solo cello, Dvorak’s Serenade for strings, Bor’s McMozart’s Eine kleine bricht moonlich Nichtt and Heidrich’s Happy Birthday Variations. This benefit concert was a great success and raised £5,300 (around €6,100) for the children of Japan through UNICEF.
In October, Nobu will go on a  "Best of Mozart" tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in Japan. The 10 performances are also directed by the orchestra's leader Lorenza Borrani.
An interesting blog post came up: 五嶋龍氏の話と川上昌裕氏(辻井伸行氏の先生)の話 "The words of Mr. Ryu Goto and Mr. Masahiro Kawakami (teacher of Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii)"
=> http://piano2010.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-09-21
The level of Japanese writing is beyond my full grasp, but the blogger seems to contrast some negative comments by Mr. Goto with positive words by Mr. Kawakami.
I looked up the two blog posts by Mr. K cited in the article, and they turned out to be highly interesting. They were posted in the year 2010, before I was aware of Mr. Kawakami (or Nobu!)
In these posts, Mr. K speaks about Nobu candidly from the point of view of Nobu's long-time piano teacher, including why he does not admonish Nobu for rocking his body while playing, and his thoughts on Nobu's talent and personality.
"I feel I have learned from him as a human being, more than I was able to teach him on the piano."
Read here  => Mr. Kawakami on Nobu's Talent & Personality
Nobu and Mr. K in 2009, image source: Mr. Kawakaimi's blog
♪ September 20 GREAT NEWS! 
Yuko wrote:
I saw a "Ongaku no Tomo" ("Friends of Music" magazine) at a library. The London Phil and Vladimir Jurowski are to visit Japan in October 2017 and perform
with Nobu. The details are unclear.
音楽の友"Ongaku no Tomo" ("Friends of Music" magazine) is a well-established magazine in Japan.
Vladimir Jurowski  is a renowned conductor whose star has been on the rise internationally.
 It would be a great honor to Nobu to perform with him and the illustrious London Philharmonic Orchestra.
This is to be confirmed -- but I will definitely keep my eyes and ears wide open on this one.
Vladimir Jurowski conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Image source: http://www.classicfm.com/
Brilliance of Venice"
A 15-second CM (commercial) of the Venice Renaissance Exhibition in Tokyo can be viewed here => http://www.tbs.co.jp/venice2016/movie/
You can hear in the background the theme music "Brilliance of Venice" composed by Nobu.
「ヴェネツィア・ルネサンスの巨匠たち」の音声ガイド、とってもおすすめ。。。石坂浩二さんのガイドが耳に心地よくて、辻井伸行さんのピアノ演奏も本当に素敵でした。いつもは情報量多くなっちゃったり壁掛けの作品解説と内容かぶってたりでガイド要らなかった~と思うのですが今回はあって良かった!I highly recommend the audio guide for "Venice Renaissance masters." . . Koji Ishizaka's narration was comfortable on the ears, and the piano playing of Nobuyuki Tsujii is really nice. I usually think there is no need for commentary on the content of the wall-mounted and the amount of information is too much, but I'm glad to have it this time! -tweet-
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Upcoming Concerts
Notable web postings - September 2016
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
Links:
- 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