By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Marco Polo went to China in the 13th century and introduced pizza and noodles to the Europeans. Marco had inspired me to visit Venice last October, but the inspiration I got from Venice turned out to be something else.
By Assunta Ng Never in my life had a concert moved me to tears until I experienced the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. I wasn’t the only one who cried.
By M. L. Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in 2009 ended with a common scene, the winner cradling his trophy while simultaneously crying and laughing. However, the winner, then 20-year-old Nobuyuki Tsujii, is unlike any of the other competitors — he is completely blind.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three women and three men, including a blind pianist from Japan, have advanced to the finals of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.