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Soloist: Tsujii, Nobuyuki
Venue: Carnegie Hall, New York
Date of Concert: 10-11-2011
Playing Time: 01:36:53
Television Director: Rosen, Peter
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5908
When Nobuyuki Tsujii, the co-winner of the gold medal of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, appeared on the stage for his Carnegie Hall debut, his dream had come true. The most important event in the career of any performer, for "Nobu" it was a miracle. Blind from birth, his handicap, if a drawback at all, never affected his ability to play the piano. This performance is an inspiration to all people who face disabilities, hurdles, or obstacles in life. Interviewed after Nobuyuki Tsujii's recital, Van Cliburn observed: "What a thrill to hear this brilliant, very gifted, fabulous pianist. You feel God's presence in the room when he plays. His soul is so pure, his music is so wonderful and it goes to infinity, to the highest heaven."