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Happy February! This month (extra day for the leap year) we have enjoyed Nobu performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Tokyo (the 4th, 5th & 6th);
We can look forward to a broadcast on Asahi TV show "Untitled concert" on Valentine's Day; and a 10-stop "Ultimate Concertos" Japan tour with violinist Miura Fumiaki on the 16th-28th.

Someone is happy to have gotten a ticket for
Nobu's April 16 Wigmore Hall debut!
辻井君のピアノコンサートチケット届いた💓楽しみ〜 Ticket for Mr. Tsujii's recital arrived!  Joy.  -instagram
Nobu's recital is listed on P. 12 of the April issue of the Wigmore Hall magazine.

April 16 (Saturday) 1:00 PM
Recital at the Wigmore Hall, London, U.K.
Chopin's Op. 10 etudes and four ballades.
Ticket information

♪ Nobu to re-appear in Avex's "The Pianist" Concert Series
Every summer, Nobu appears in some less serious performances. This summer he will participate in a popular concert series organized by his record label Avex Classics, known as the "Pianists." This is the third year that the series has been held, the last time in 2014 Christmas to great demands. Nobu will appear with cross-genre pianists 加古隆 Kako Takashi (jazz) and レ・フレールLes Freres (boogie-woogie) and this posting by the venue, Tokyo's Bunkamura オーチャードホール. lists his own composition "Giants of Beauty" and Chopin's "Heroic Polonaize" among the repertory of the performances.
辻井伸行 加古隆 レ・フレール
辻井伸行 / 辻井伸行:美の巨人たち、ショパン:英雄ポロネーズ 他
We have a request for Mr. Tsujii to consider -- how about playing this work (Kapustin/"8 Concert Etudes for Piano Op.40-2) at the "Pianist" concerts?
You can see from the comments for this video that this was a great performance by Tsujii-san at only age 15!

February 14 Nobu to appear on Asahi-TV's 題名のない音楽会 Daimei Untitled Concert show
題名のない音楽会 ‏@daimeiofficial tweeted on Feb 9
今週2/14(日)あさ9時「題名のない音楽会」は人気ピアニスト辻井伸行さんがゲスト!同い年の五嶋龍と共にベートーヴェンのピアノ協奏曲「皇帝」の魅力を語ります!辻井さんの熱演どうぞお楽しみに!#辻井伸行 #ピアノ  #五嶋龍
This week 2/14 (Sun)  9:00AM "Untitled Concert" our guest is popular pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii!  He will appear with Ryu Goto, of the same age, to present the piano charm of Beethoven's  Concerto "Emperor" !  Please enthusiastically look forward to the show ! # Nobuyuki Tsujii # piano # Ryu Goto
Last December 14 Nobu appeared in a recorded concert, along with violinist Maxim Vengerov, as guests for the Asahi-TV 題名のない音楽会 Daimei Untitled Concert TV show. The recorded performance will be aired on the show on February 14 -- St. Valentine's Day! Shown will be parts of "Emperor" concerto and the second movement of Beethoven's "Pathetique" sonata.  And Nobu will speak with show host Ryu Goto (violinist) about performing Beethoven's music.
http://concert-info.jugem.jp/ December 14 2015 entry. Also http://tpo.or.jp/media/
And this broadcast is now also mentioned on News section on Nobu's official site
「題名のない音楽会 12/14収録」
第一部 辻井伸行によるベートーヴェンの音楽会
ピアノ:辻井伸行「ピアノ協奏曲 第5番 皇帝」
「ピアノソナタ 第8番 悲愴」 第二楽章(アンコールとして)
"Untitled Concert 12/14 recording"
Part 1 Concert of Beethoven with Tsujii Nobuyuki
February 14, 2016 (Sun) broadcast schedule
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Ota Masane
Piano: Nobuyuki Tsujii "Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor"
"Piano Sonata No. 8 Pathetique" second movement (as encore)

10-stop "Ultimate Concertos" Japan tour with violinist Miura Fumiaki on the 16th-28th
Nobu will share the stage with another young soloist, violinist 三浦文彰 Miura Fumiaki, (born 1993 to violinist parents; 2009 winner of the Hannover International Violin Competition), performing some solo works as well as Rach 2 and 3 with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.  All 10 performances have been declared sold-out for months and there have been plenty of calls for and offers of tickets on the web.

All-Chopin Recital Tour Jan 6 - Mar 30
The first 10 stops of Nobuyuki Tsujii's 2016 all-Chopin Japan recital tour took place Jan 6 - Jan 26; the responses have been highly positive.  The tour will resume Mar 17- Mar 30.
News, photos and comments about the completed performance are collected here: Nobuyuki Tsujii 2016 All-Chopin Recital Tour - News part 1

Nobu's music takes part in NHK's period drama series『真田丸』Sanada Maru which started last night (Jan 10) in Japan.  Nobu's piano playing appears on the sound track along with the violin playing of Fumiaki Miura -- the two will perform in Japan this February on a sold-out "Ultimate Concerto" tour.  These "Taiga" drama series are highly popular in Japan, as reflected in  the number of tweets that came up mentioning Nobu -- you can read them here: Notable web postings
And you can listen to Nobu's piano playing of the piece "journey" for the end of the show on a video clip - click here
A CD of the show's soundtrack is being released on February 24  Dlvr.It/KJrWVd

♪  More Nobu news! Please click each link to read these sections on a separate screen - the links are also in the sidebar to your left
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:
- 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 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