Minoru Nojima

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Minoru Nojima (野島稔 Nojima Minoru?, born May 23, 1945 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa) is a Japanese classical pianist.

Minoru Nojima was a child prodigy in Japan, won a major nationwide competition there as a teenager, studied with Lev Oborin in Moscow and then with Constance Keene and Abram Chasins in New York City, and burst upon the international music scene as a second prize winner of the Van Cliburn piano competition in 1969.[1] Although known and highly respected amongst pianists as a "pianist's pianist," he is not well known to most music lovers, largely because he doesn't like to make recordings and has made extremely few.

In 2007, it was reported that Nojima's 1988 Reference Recordings recording "Nojima Plays Liszt" was one of the recordings plagiarized by Joyce Hatto.[2] 2014 - Received Japan Art Academy Award.


  1. ^ "Van Cliburn Foundation - Past Winners". Cliburn.org. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Joyce Hatto - The Ultimate Recording Hoax". Pristineclassical.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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