January 02, 2016

Acclaimed Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii Performs

Inspired piano music wows children and staff alike; Higashi visit appears on Japanese TV

**UPDATE** - On January 2nd, the video of Nobu’s visit to Boston aired on BS-Asahi TV in Japan. His performance with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra is featured, along with a short clip of his performance and visit here at Higashi. (Higashi footage and interviews can be found beginning at minute 7 on the film).

Watch the video (presented in Japanese)

October 26th, 2015: 
We received a very special visit from Nobu Tsujii, and other special guests on Monday, October 26th here at Higashi. They included Nick Adams, Executive Manager for the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Mr. And Mrs. Peter  Grilli of the Japan Society of Boston, Christopher Knott, Director of World Link, Mr. Naoyuki Asano, Nobu’s manager and three members from the Japanese television network Asahi.

Nobu Tsujii is a highly acclaimed blind Japanese pianist who performed with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra the day before at Jordan Hall in Boston. Higashi was one of the beneficiaries, and will receive half of the proceeds from that marvelous concert. His performance here at school delighted both students and staff. While Nobu was playing you could hear a pin drop in our gymnasium.  His music truly touched the hearts of everyone there.  It is not every day that we encounter such talent and genius up close and personally. Thank you to Yoshie Gordon and Mrs. Ebihara for coordinating this wonderful performance!
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