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Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

Royal Festival Hall
£15 — £75
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nobuyuki Tsujii – piano


Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

— Interval —

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Extraordinary pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, known to his many fans as Nobu, joins us for an evening of sparkling masterworks.

Chopin’s First Piano Concerto demands not just outstanding technique but also sincere emotional expression from its soloist. Nobu, who has been blind from birth and relies on intense, incredibly detailed listening to learn and perform, has both in spades.

The evening opens with the trumpet fanfares of Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, composed in Rome and full of local colour. And to complete this captivating programme, our Principal Conductor Santtu has chosen Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. Everyone on the stage has their moment in the spotlight in this work fizzing with imagination. It’s hard to believe Bartók was in hospital in the early stages of his final illness when he accepted this commission, his music is so full of energy and life.

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £75

Multibuy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available will be available a week before the event.

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