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Probably missed the proper part of dicussion ==had to register and all...Just wanted to say that the biggest piano competition in the United States, the Van Cliburn competition, was won yesterday by two pianists who shared the gold medal and one of them was a 20 year old Japanese pianist named Nobuyuki Tsujii, who has been BLIND since birth. He competed in all of the events, (solo recital, chamber music, and piano concerto), just as a sighted pianist would have. When playing with other musicians he listened for breathing cues whereas sighted musicians would use visual cues.
The winners receive 3 years of recital bookings around the world, so you might be able to hear him play in Portland in the near future.
To watch him go to Van Cliburn Video Client
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