December 2010 Europe Tour

Throughout December 2010, Nobuyuki Tsujii traveled in Europe.  You can read about each stop by following the links below.  The tour followed an arduous schedule in very poor weather, but all must have gone well.  As evidence, this was posted on the Cliburn Foundation facebook page in January 2011:  "New Year's resolutions from Cliburn Winners:  Nobuyuki Tsujii plans to enrich his repertoire and lose the extra weight he gained while touring Europe in December.  He said the latter is more challenging."  :-) :-)

2010 Europe Tour concerts
 Dec 2, 3
the Swiss Italian Orchestra
Lugano, Switzerland
With Conductor Thierry Fischer and the Swiss Italian Orchestra: two performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, one of which was broadcast on the Swiss Radio 2, streamed on the Internet (
See Europe 2010 - 1
Dec 10
 BBC Philharmonic
Tchaikovsky's Concerto Number one with Conductor Yutaka Sado - to be broadcast on
BBC's Radio3  January 13, 2011 .
Victoria Hall (Hanley)
Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3AD
See europe 2010 - 2
Updated version Nobu's first time in U.K., 2010
Dec 15
Kolarac’s Great Hall
Belgrade, Serbia.
(Check radio broadcast on Serbian stations:
Music Greats event at Kolarac  (in Serbian)

See europe 2010 - 3
Dec 17
Otto-Baun Saal, Berlin Germany Recital: Chopin, Liszt, Mussorgsky

See  europe 2010 - 4

Dec 21
Hans Huber-Saal
Basel, Switzerland
Recital: Chopin, Liszt, Mussorgsky
19:30 Hans Huber-Saal
see europe 2010 - 5
 Dec 24
Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra 19:00 Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, Svetlanov Hall  --   tickets sold out  (билеты проданы)
performs Beethoven's first concerto with Conductor Vladimir Spivakov in a Christmas Concert
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With Conductor
Thierry Fischer and the Swiss Italian Orchestra, he gave two performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in Lugano, Switzerland on Dec 2,3, one of which was broadcast on the Swiss Radio 2, streamed on the Internet. See Europe 2010 - 1

On Dec. 10, Nobu performed Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1  in England with Conductor Yutaka Sado and the BBC Philharmonic in Victoria Hall, the city of Stoke-on-Trent (or Hanley). 
He was a huge hit in this U.K. debut concert.  According to a BBC tweet: "Nobuyuki Tsujii brought the house down with his UK debut performance here at Victoria Hall. Fantastic pianist and fantastic audience!" 
europe 2010 - 2 to read several good articles about this concert.

Nobuyuki's next stop in Europe was the Kolarac Hall of Serbia on Dec 15 Wednesday. See europe 2010 - 3 for one netter's report and photos posted on Nobu's site.

He  then traveled to  Otto-Baun Saal, Berlin Germany, where he performed his Pictures at an Exhibition recita - see 
europe 2010 - 4 for a brief review that appeared in der Tagesspiegel and photos from Nobu's own site.

After that he returned to Switzerland for a recital in Basel on Dec 21.  In bad weather that blanketed much of Europe, Nobuyuki was not able to arrive at Basel until the day of the concert, but he performed to a packed audience in good spirit.
- see europe 2010 - 5

His European tour culminated in a sold-out Christmas Concert in Moscow, Russia, with Conductor Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra.  Nobuyuki performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1
We heard from a Russian netter who was at the concert  his first-hand report of this concert.  See
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