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 whiled touring Europe in December. He said the latter is more challenging." :-) :-)
2010 Europe Tour concerts
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!"
See europe 2010 - 2 to read several good articles about this concert.
Nobuyuki's next stop in Europe was the Kolarac Hall of Serbia http://www.kolarac.co.rs/ 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 europe 2010 - 6