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Hiroya Tsukamoto Concert and Workshop
February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15 – $20
$35 at the door only
Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S.
Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience thru a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.
Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally including Blue Note in NYC, United Nations and Japanese National Television. Hiroya won 2nd place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship in 2018.
“HiroyaTsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” -Boston Herald
“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” -Jazz Review.com
“Fingerpicking is delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed” -Acoustic Guitar Magazine
WORKSHOP = limit of 10 people, 4 pm at FocalPoint. 70min long. $35 at the door only. Text (only) 314-757-1576 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot. One-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques (playing with the fingers in place of a pick), including chords and basic theory. Hiroya will cover how to practice on a daily basis to improve your skills. He breaks down different elements of music such as tone, rhythm and explains how to apply them to a regular daily practice routine.