Blind since birth, 24-year-old Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii was greeted with “unparalleled excitement” following his London Proms debut this past July, giving “one of those rare performances where player and music seem one – a definition of virtuosity…it was hard not to think that being unable to see had allowed Tsujii to ‘see’ the music with unmediated intensity” (The Observer, London).
Joint Gold Medal winner at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Tsujii made his New York recital debut in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2011. He’ll return to Stern for a performance of the Beethoven “Emperor” concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on January 25 – but first, he offers a rare and exclusive evening of music and conversation in The Greene Space, featuring music of Chopin, Liszt and his own compositions. WQXR’s Elliott Forrest hosts.
Watch live! The show is sold out, but you can watch a video webcast below beginning 7pm ET: