Japanese pianist Minoru Nojima made his concert debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten. He later attended the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, and while still a student, performed with both the Tokyo Philharmonic and Japan Philharmonic Orchestras.
In 1966, Mr. Nojima was invited to the Moscow Conservatory of Music by the Soviet Cultural Affairs Agency to study under renowned pianist Lev Oborin. During this time he gave recitals in various cities, including Moscow and Leningrad. In 1969, he won second prize at the Third Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and the following year made his Carnegie Hall debut.
He has since performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia with many major orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in recital. He has promoted a wide range of works by Japanese composers, including performances of Teizo Matsumura’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Moscow, in London with the BBC Orchestra, and in New York and Paris. Most recently, he has performed worldwide as a soloist with the Bayerische Philharmonie, Montréal Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), to name a few. He has collaborated with various conductors, among them, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Jarvi, and Charles Dutoit.… Full Bio
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“Minoro Nojima plays …with all the fluency and color you could ever want to hear…” —Leslie Gerber