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Nobuyuki Tsujii makes impressive Baltimore Symphony debut

Nobuyuki Tsujii makes impressive Baltimore Symphony debut

If you ever doubted music’s magnetic power, or how it can inspire a person to soar past many a boundary or impediment, consider the case of Nobuyuki Tsujii, the compelling guest pianist for this weekend’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program. Blind from birth, Tsujii was drawn to music at a tender age in his native Japan. From the toy piano that he started playing at 2, he quickly graduated to the real thing, learning by ear. That painstaking process didn’t deter him. He made his public debut in a concerto when he was 10, his solo recital debut two years later. A major affirmation of his talent came when, at the age of 20, Tsujii was one of two pianists to share the gold...

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