Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Satie, Ravel, and Debussy

Piano recital – Suntory Hall ARK Classics

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Tokyo’s Suntory Hall presents virtuoso Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii in a recital of mesmerizing French Impressionist music for his instrument by Satie, Ravel, and Debussy.

Gold medal-winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Nobuyuki Tsujii has been astonishing audiences for nearly a decade with his heartfelt performances. In this intimate recital, the pianist nicknamed “Nobu” performs Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies and Ravel’s Jeux d’eau (“Water Games”) before devoting himself to a selection of works by Debussy: the Arabesques, the Suite bergamasque’s “Prélude,” “Menuet,” “Clair de lune,” “Passepied”, and L’isle joyeuse (“The Joyous Island”).

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. — Van Cliburn on Tusjii’s Carnegie Hall début in 2011

Catch Nobu live in concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysees on Monday 17th December! More information>
Photo: © Yuji Hori

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