We have been informed of the death this week of Minoru Nojima, president of the Tokyo College of Music.
He was 76.
A child prodigy, Minoru was visibly upset when he came second to Cristina Ortiz in the 1969 Van Cliburn Competition. His reaction can be seen on this video, at 3:02.
Later he became a victim of the Joyce Hatto fraud.
Not a lucky man, but an outstanding artist. Watch.