(c)Toshiaki Yamada中井 恒仁（Nobuhito Nakai)
Pianist Nobuhito Nakai graduated and had the master's degrees from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and later the University for Music and Performing Arts, Munich, before further study at Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Nakai won the DAAD scholarship during his study in Germany. Nakai won the 3rd prize at Music Competition of Japan, the 2nd prize and the audience award at International Johannes Brahms Competition, the 1st prize, Antonino Mostacci praize (for the best performer of the chamber music), and Anna Maria Castiglioni prize (for the best accompanist of Airs and Lieder) at International Piano Competition 'Citta di Senigallia', the 3rd prize (the 1st prize was not awarded) at G. B. Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli, honorary mention at Prague Spring International Music Competition, the best prize at Mavi Marcoz International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including Bertini conducting Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the 100th Anniversaty Concert of W. Kempff's Birth in Italy. In 2004, Nakai started a project 'Brahms Series' in which he played Brahms's complete piano works of solo and duo. He released a CD 'Brahms' (PAMP-1030). Nakai is a associate professor of Toho Gakuen College of Music, and a faculty member of Toho Gakuen College of Graduate Studies of Music.