Japanese virtuoso Nobuyuki Tsujii to appear in his Los Angeles premiere under a UCLA Live program, April 3, 2011

Tsujii Nobuyuki

Nobuyuki Tsujii in the Thirteenth Van Cliburn Internationa Piano Competition.

Pianist and composer Nobuyuki Tsujii who won the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will appear in his Los Angeles premiere under a UCLA Live program on April 3, 2011.

Tsujii will perform Schumann’s Piano Quintet as a guest soloist for the Takács Quartet, world-renowned string ensemble. Takács Quartet delivers classic repertoire with drama, warmth and humor.

The programs of the Takács Quartet include Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 74 No. 3 and Bartok’s String Quartet No. 1.

Born blind, the 22-year-old prodigy began his study at the age of 4 and won the gold medal in the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cliburn himself says of Tsujii: “Miracle is the only word to describe him. This is truly the act of God.”

The UCLA Live program with Nobuyuki Tsujii will be held at Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood in the campus of UCLA on Sunday, April 3, 7 p.m. Tickets are $33-78, $15 for UCLA students. (310) 825-2101, www.uclalive.org.

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