The Performing Arts Center will present award-winning pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii March 19 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall.
Blind since birth, Tsujii captured the attention of the world when he won the gold medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Tickets for the concert are $20-$34 with discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.
A native of Japan, Tsujii has played sold-out recitals in New York at Carnegie Hall as well as in Berlin, Munich, Boston and Washington, D.C. A live DVD recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall recital has been released recently and is distributed by Naxos in the U.S. and Euroarts in Europe.
In his home country, Tsujii has appeared as a soloist with all the major Japanese orchestras, including NHK Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Japan Philharmonic and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. Tsujii has an international reputation for exciting live performances.
Nancy Riley, a graduate teaching assistant in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, will give a pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. The lecture is open free to the public.
Tsujii’s recital will feature works by Debussy and Chopin and will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard by more than 1.3 million listeners.