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Congratulations to Nobuyuki Tsujii for the successful conclusion of his tours abroad, please see Nobuyuki Tsujii May 2015 North America Tour and  Nobuyuki Tsujii in Austria, May 2015 for photos & comments.  Nobu should now be back in Japan  for some well deserved rest. 
Things will be quiet for a while.  Nobu has only one public performance scheduled for June, and then it will be July before he returns to action on the 2015 Chopin/Liszt premium recital Japan tour.  He won't be performing outside Japan until October.  But we already have so much to be thankful for, such as ...
♪ May 18
The BBC Radio 3 podcast of Nobu's performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 in Manchester, U.K. is there for your listening pleasure, available through mid-June.
Click HERE <--- for LINK to listen to the show on demand, available through mid-June 2015.
♪ May 23
I just found this posting by Professor Martin Kusch, University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy:
Thought for the day 18/05/2015
... The concert in the Musikverein was special ... pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (blind from birth!) gave a wonderful interpretation of Prokofiev’s 3rd piano concert ...
♪ May 23
In an article posted by La Opinión de Tenerife (a newspaper for the largest of Spain's Canary Islands) about the importance of hearing aids, a doctor (Juan José Artazkoz)  is quoted as saying:
(translated from Spanish)"Hearing impairment is much more devastating than visual impairment. It comes to my mind that Nobuyuki Tsujii is one of the best pianists in the world despite his blindness. A hearing-impaired who does not hear properly would not even be able to read well.   Rarely does a classic hearing impaired person reaches an advanced intellectual level, unlike the blind.
♪ May 22
Mrs. Itsuko Tsujii, Nobu's mother, has started her own blog and she posted many photos from her trip in Vienna, including this one taken -- perhaps from where she sat -- in Vienna's "Golden Hall" on May 16.  "Without Mr. Sado, Nobuyuki would not be where he is today," she wrote.  For my write-up on the long-standing relationship between  Conductor Yutaka Sado and Nobu, please see Yutaka Sado and Nobuyuki Tsujii (November 2014 -- updated May 22 2014)
♪ May 22
We are still getting news from Austria. This amusing article came from a town called Pitten, where Nobu visited the Franz Schubert Regional Music School before his performances in the Musikverein. There are four photos shown in an album -- please click this link to see the article and photo album.
♪ May 24
Nobu's 2013 BBC Proms Debut (July 16, 2013) is still making an impact!

Although I am not keen on the "Blind Pianist" in the title of this YouTube video of Nobu's BBC Proms Rach 2 performance; it has had over two million views since it was published on Sep 16, 2013!

YouTube Video

 Also, there are quite a few other YouTube videos of this performance, such as  this one of his "La Campanella" encore, which is approaching 1 million views.
 And noteworthy is that on the webpage of BBC Philharmonic chief conductor Juanjo Mena  http://juanjomena.com/en, the first video on display is that of this performance.
♪ May 18
Mo 09.11.2015 | 19.30 | Stadtcasino Basel Solistenabend  <-- NEW CONCERT
MondayNovember 9, 2015| 19:30 at the Stadcasino, Basel, Switzerland.
Nobuyuki Tsujii Klavier
Frédéric Chopin/Liszt
concert info
♪ May 21
Tweets by Ms. Mikitada Yamamoto @mikitada18, who works for Japan's Fuji-TV  was in Vienna to film Nobu's performances on May 16&17 -- responding to previous tweets by Yura:
... 今、帰国致しました(^_^ゞ 辻井伸行とは年に1回海外ロケに行くのですが今回も感動的でしたよ!音楽の都ウィーンしかも最高峰の舞台ムジークフェラインでのデビュー!ウィーンの人々の心を一瞬にして掴んでおりました! Now, we have returned.  We go on location with Nobuyuki Tsujii once a year.  It was again impressive this time!  Debut performance on stage in the music capital Vienna is the highest peak!  He took hold of the minds of people in Vienna instantly!

ちなみに、ムジークフェラインの映像は現地スタッフの撮影映像を買うのが通常ですが、今回は奇跡的に許可をとりましたので!日本のカメラクルーが独自で撮影した初の映像になります!是非、堪能してくださいませ! 他にも意外な感動が待っていると思います(笑)宜しくです!
By the way, usually the image of the Muisikverein is only allowed to be captured by their local staff; but this time we miraculously received a permission! Our Japanese crew was able to film the first and unique images.  So, please enjoy!  I think the excitement is mounting.  Best regard!
[Nobu's recital report mentions that a Fuji-BS documentary about Nobu in Vienna can be expected this fall.]
May 22
A while back we heard this music composed by Nobu for a Tokyo TV show 「美の巨人たち」 "Giants of Beauty". The music is now packaged with other recorded tracks of compositions by Debussy and Ravel -- including Sonatine, new) for a CD, 辻井伸行: 印象派コレクション CD (Nobuyuki Tsujii: Impressionist Collection CD), to be released July 22 (preceding Nobu's August tour, of course :-)
http://shop.mu-mo.net/avx/sv/item1?jsiteid=AVCL&seq_exhibit_id=141618  <------NEW CD
辻井伸行の テーマ曲「美の巨人たち」 Nobuyuki Tsujii theme music... by nobufans
♪ May 16
A big thanks to our friend Yuko for spotting this blog post by Berlin-based Japanese bassist Toru-san, a foodie friend of Nobu. There are some great photos of Toru-san enjoying sushi with Nobu and his family at their favorite sushi restaurant in Tokyo, in April. Please click HERE  to see the blog post.
May 14
Nobuyuki Tsujii DVD box set now available from Euroarts Music
Three DVDs are in the box: White Nights; Nobuyuki Tsujii live at Carnegie Hall; Touching the Sound - The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii
image via Internet link
More Nobu news! 
Please click each link to read these sections on a separate screen - the links are also in the sidebar
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Original Articles
Happy Mother's Day 2015! (My lunch with Nobu) (May 2015)
Why does Mr. Tsujii rock his head and body? (April 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Liszt's Sonata in B Minor
(March 2015)
A quiet reverence for Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii in Japan (March 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii "What the wind brings" 辻井伸行の風がはこんできたも (March 2015)

Nobuyuki Tsujii meets Prince William (March 2015)
A little Dirty Laundry in the Classical Music World (February 2015)
A look at Nobuyuki Tsujii's "Appassionata" recital works
(February 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii, guided by the conductor (February 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii appreciation from Brazil & China (February 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii -- film music composer
Nobuyuki Tsujii Original Works 2015 album (January 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Rhapsody in Blue (January 2015)
On Standing Ovations & National Characters (January 2015)
Rachmaninoff's "Ossia" Cadenza (January 2015)
Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Rach 3 -- update (January 2015)
この辻井伸行プッシュは誰が得するの? Who benefits from this Nobuyuki Tsujii push?
Image Making for Concert Pianists - a year-end musing (December 2014)

Yutaka Sado and Nobuyuki Tsujii (November 2014)
See the complete list here: Original Articles

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Media articles of note
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?
The Great Piano Scam of  Pianist Joyce Hatto
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 
Travelling Musicians by Jessica Duchen
"Not a Fan" by the Crack Critic
Interviews of pianists by Elija Ho, San Francisco Chronico
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