Nobuyuki interviews

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Nobuyuki « Nobu » Tsujii : portrait d’un pianiste amoureux de Paris! by Sophie on medici.tv le blog, April 14, 2014.  Preserved here

Don't miss Mobile Symphony Orchestra's 'Russian Festival' with Nobuyuki Tsujii by Tamara Ikenberg, www.al.com (Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.)  April 3, 2014.  Text preserved here   Nobu is quoted as saying: "As people don't call Beethoven a 'deaf composer,' I wish people would call me a 'pianist' instead of 'a blind pianist,' and try to enjoy the music I play. That said, if handicapped people and their family feel encouraged or touched by my piano playing, it would be a great honor for me, too." Bravo, bravo, Tsujii-san!!

This piano genius can't even see the keys by Tamara Ikenberg, www.al.com (Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.)  April 3, 2014.  Text preserved here

"The pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii at Scala, plays Prokofiev"  by Enrico Parola, Corriere della Sera (Milan, Italy) March 7, 2014 image and English translation here

I want to convey my music regardless of my blindness , Katsuaki Takahashi, "Daily Biz" (New York, U.S.A.), February 2014.  Preserved here with English translation.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform with Van Cliburn medal winner at Kravis  Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News, January 14, 2014 , preserved here

Nobuyuki Tsujii, vedere la musica con le mani  Alex Pessotto, Il Piccolo, Udine, Italy, November 7, 2013 - preserved here Nobuyuki Tsujii sees the music with his hands

Nobuyuki Tsujii: 'The piano is an extension of my own body', Ivan Hewett. The Telegraph (U.K.), June 16, 2013 - preserved here: 2013 Telegraph PROMS

Blind pianist's magic touch,  Akshita Nanda, The Straits Times (Singapore),  June 25, 2013 - preserved here

天才, 是无法解释的 访日本视障钢琴家辻井伸行  Genius does not explain visiting visually impaired Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, Hu Wenyan, Zaobao (Singapore), June 25. 2013, recorded on this site with English translation here: singapore_2013_zaoboa_interview

Audiences welcome Japan pianist  Bringing joy: Blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will perform in Ha Noi and HCM City tomorrow and Friday.  Viet Nam News,  June 18, 2013, recorded on this site with English translation here: Viet Nam 2013

辻井伸行さん、バンクーバーでリサイタル-震災への思いを込め、聴衆魅了 Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii, recital in Vancouver - thought of the earthquake, captivated audience
,  経済新聞ネットワーク Vancouver Economics News, March 13, 2013, recorded on this site here: Vancouver interview March 13, 2013

Music holds no barriers for blind pianist, Coloradoan March 6, 2013 - Nobu answered questions about his blindness, favorite composers, and Van Cliburn. Archived on this site here: Coloradoan - March 2011 interview

Nobuyuki Tsujii to play in Seattle recital, ‘Celebrate Asia’ Seattle_Times_2013 Jan 18, 2013 - article in Seattle Times, Arts section, by Tom Keogh, with questions and answers, the last one of which, about the  Ishinomake Piano, is especially moving.

March 2009 interview with Mrs. Itsuko Tsujii
This article was originally published in the 琉球新報 沖縄の新聞 Okinawa News  Ryukyu Shimbun on March 28, 2009, but was discovered by me after an article showed up on the Japanese site http://matome.naver.jp/ on November 7, 2012.  It is of special significance because it dates from before Nobu's Van Cliburn competition triumph.  The article mentions the cause of Nobu's blindness and the education that he received as he grew up.

Crucible of Creation: Experience in overseas Piled on the stage of the "Ninth", Nobuyuki Tsujii 
(創造のるつぼ:海外でも経験積み「第九」の舞台に、辻井伸行 ) 毎日新聞 2012年10月24日 大阪夕刊 , Minichi News (Everyday News), Oct. 24, 2012, Osaka edition

sifinimusic Aug 7 2012 interview
"Secrets of a Blind Pianist" - You must read the comments by Nobu's manager and travel escort Mr. Nick Asano - they will raise your hairs!

Nobuyuki Tsuji at the festival "White Nights", Viktor Alexandrov, St. Petersburg, for Radio "Orpheus", July 10, 2012

Yamano Music mini-concert and interview, June 2012 On June 10, Nobuyuki Tsujii gave a mini-concert at Yamano Music, Ginza, Japan, to celebrate the music store's 120th anniversary. This is a short report (with photos, one of which is shown below) on the concert plus a long interview. Rough English translation http://bit.ly/LBnEyK
Chopin Magazine March 2012 - 15 Q & A's
Istanbul, December 2011 An interview that took place AFTER Nobu's debut recital in Istanbul on Dec.9, 2011.
10 Questions for the Gold Medalist - Oct 6 2011 - John Clare,  TPR Classical, San Antonio, Texas
"Seven Women" Magazine article, Sept 22 2011 Piano teacher of Nobuyuki Tsujii: "I learned a lot of lessons from him" - an article that appears in the Sept 22, 2011 issue of the "Seven Women" magazine
Sept. 7, 2011 【父の教え】What my father taught me
"sweet discovery" Tokyo FM July 31 2011  Nobu appeared on a Tokyo FM radio show that aired on July 31, 2011  This was a terrific interview in Japanese, on which you can hear much of Nobu's music as well as two pieces of Chopin music by other pianist that Nobu admire -- the show was to promote Nobu's CD of self-compositions "Noubyuki Tsujii Works 2000-2011".  The interviewer is Yuming 松任谷由実の Yumi Matsutoya, famous female Japanese singer-composer.
interview_7_2001 July 28, 2011 - http://www.zakzak.co.jp  Nobuyuki Tsujii keyboard artists - keep trying! Film Music, Carnegiegourmet ...
scottsdale_arizona_2011:  April 21/2011  Blind piano virtuoso Nobuyuki Tsujii plays in Scottsdale
Nobu interviewed on Fresno NPR, April 5 2011 Nobu interviewed on Fresno NPR, April 5 2011
California State Fresno - April 2011 California State Fresno - April 2011
The Daily Bruin - April 1, 2011  UCLA Daily Bruin, April 1, 2011
Nobuyuki Tsujii and the"Hayashi rice"  2011
A 2011 interview -- in Berlin, Germany An interview posted on a German classical music publication, January 2011, 
interview-8 March 2011 Japan tour commemorative program
interview-7 This is Staffordshire the day (December 10, 2010)  of Nobu's debut concert with the BBC Philharmonics
interview-6 Award-winning blind pianist to play Clearwater's Capitol Theatre, by John Fleming, Times Performing Arts Critic.  October 20, 2010
interview-5  2009: Steinway forwarded a translation of an interview that the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii recently gave to a Japanese publication
interview-4 Cowtown Visit” by Barry Schlachter as printed in the Star-Telegram on Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Nobu interview - 3  Michael Huebner -- The Birmingham News  April 18, 2010
interview - 3 online Japanese site YOMIURI ONLINE トップへ - circa 2009/2010
Nobu interviews - 2 Piano sensation at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, October 1, 2010
Interview in Dallas, 2009 charming interview in Dallas, 2009
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