Sunday, June 7, 2009

OT: Cliburn Won by Blind Japanese Pianist

Nobuyuki Tsujii from Japan, blind from birth, shared the first prize at Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (read the article in the Dallas Morning News here). I listened to his playing, and I'm afraid I share the same view as the Dallas Morning News reviewer. Well-played by a very good student of piano, that's that, no more.

I was going to post the video of his playing, but I can't bring myself up to the task. Instead, here's one of my favorite pianists: Ivo Pogorelich, playing Chopin Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39 in 1980 Chopin Competition:


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