The last time pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii performed at Benaroya Hall, the audience brought him back for three encores and The Seattle Times hailed the Japanese pianist as “an absolute force of nature.” This time, the Van Cliburn Competition winner takes on Mozart’s majestic Piano Concerto No. 26, a work celebrated among Mozart’s concertos for its romantic and virtuosic solo writing.
New Zealand-born Gemma New is a leader among the new generation of conductors, sought after for her insightful interpretations and dynamic presence. Recipient of Solti Foundation Career Assistance Awards in 2017 and 2019, New is currently Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Described by The Observer as the “definition of virtuosity” Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, won the joint Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009 and has gone on to earn an international reputation for the passion and excitement he brings to his live performances.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.