Nobu Fever!


…and we’re not talking about the flu season!

Virtuosi Concerts and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra co-present four days with Nobuyuki Tsujii — the gold medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition — January 17-20, 2013.

Thursday, January 17th, Documentary Screening in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall*

  • 7:00 PM – “A Surprise in Texas”. An intimate behind-the-scenes film of the 2009 Van Cliburn  Competition, introduced by Alexander Micklethwaite, Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. FREE ADMISSION. Virtuosi Subscribers can reserve seats @ 204.786-9000 by noon Thursday.
  • 8:30 PM – Q & A with Nobu and his interpreter.
  • 9:00 PM – Meet The Artist — Reception in the lobby, hosted by the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

*This evening is a joint presentation of Virtuosi Concerts , the WSO, and The Arts & Disability Network of Manitoba.

Friday and Saturday, January 18th and 19th at 8:00 PM in the Centennial Concert Hall
Nobu in performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday, January 20th at 3 PM, in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
Nobu in recital with Virtuosi Concerts, performing Debussy and Chopin. This concert is almost sold out. Call asap. If you have tickets and cannot attend, kindly call us by noon, Friday at 204-786-9000.

More About Nobuyuki:

Two Virtuosi patrons saw him perform in Switzerland last May with the Basel Symphony Orchestra and were overwhelmed emotionally. They collated notes from several sources, and here is a little of what they sent to me:

* Nobuyuki Tsujii was born blind in 1988 but was gifted with a talent for music. At the age of two, he began to play “Jingle Bells” on a toy piano after hearing his mother humming the tune.

* He has recorded quite a number of CDs. His Van Cliburn disc alone has sold well over 100,000 copies!

* Critics have fallen all over themselves to describe how affected they were by Nobu’s artistry, but we need search no further than the words of pianist Van Cliburn himself: “You feel God’s presence in the room when he plays. His soul is so pure. His music goes to infinity, to the highest heaven.”

Other News – There is a New Sponsor to Welcome!

Virtuosi Concerts welcomes our new wine sponsor La Boutique Del Vino. Located at Piazza De Nardi at Taylor & Waverley.   Please support Virtuosi Concerts by mentioning that you are a Virtuosi Concerts enthusiast when shopping at  La Boutique Del Vino.


Until next time,