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Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii Replaces Murray Perahia in Upcoming Recital on May 10

Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii Replaces Murray Perahia in Upcoming Recital on May 10

Carnegie Hall today announced that pianist Murray Perahia must regretfully withdraw from his upcoming recital scheduled for Friday, May 10 at 8:00 Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage due to medical reasons. Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii has agreed to step in for Mr. Perahia, performing works by Satie, Debussy, Ravel, and Chopin. The complete updated program information is below.

Described by The Observer as the "definition of virtuosity," Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009. He has since earned an international reputation for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances.

In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Tsujii has appeared with both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev as well as on a U.S. East Coast tour with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming performances this spring include an Asia tour with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and his debut on the International Piano Series at London's Southbank Centre. Other engagements this season include appearances at the Rostropovich International Festival in Moscow and a number of recitals in Germany, including performances in Stuttgart and Berlin.

An exclusive recording artist for Avex Classics International, Mr. Tsujii's albums include Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 with Yutaka Sado and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with Mr. Sado and the BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and recital discs featuring works by Chopin, Mozart, Debussy, and Liszt. Last season, Mr. Tsujii recorded Rachmaninoff's Variations on a theme of Paganini under Vasily Petrenko with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

A live DVD recording of Mr. Tsujii's 2011 Carnegie Hall debut recital was named DVD of the Month by Gramophone, as was his latest DVD release, Touching the Sound - The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii, a documentary film by Peter Rosen.

Program Information
Friday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

ERIK SATIE Trois Gymnopédies
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54

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Ticket Information
Tickets, priced at $40-$131, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

Photo Credit: Jennifer Taylor

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