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Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform at Stage 33 Live
December 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15 – $20
Stage 33 Live welcomes Hiroya Tsukamoto in a 2:00 matinee on December 17, 2023. Tickets are a discounted $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door.
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind musician and composer — an eclectic, immersive, and mesmerizing internationally acclaimed guitarist who takes audiences on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes rich in subtle detail. A dizzyingly agile fingerpicker who always chooses beauty over bombast, his soulful and transcendent performances combine instrumental guitar work with lyrical performance and spoken stories.
Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then he has been performing internationally including at the United Nations, the Blue Note in New York, and on Japanese National Television. He has released seven albums. In 2022, he won second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
“Delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com or $20 at the door. Hiroya will be pleased to meet and greet with the audience after the performance. Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Seating is limited. The performance will be recorded and filmed.
Hiroya will also provide an opportunity of special interest to fingerstyle players of all levels of ability and accomplishment: An informal masterclass beginning at 11:00 AM, preceding his matinee concert. Wisdom on scales, thumb placement, tunings, improvisation, and more to help players improve and expand their talents, presented with kindness and patience and easy laughter by one of the best fingerstyle players in the world. Hiroya will demonstrate fingerstyle techniques, including chords and basic theory, breaking down elements such as tone and rhythm, explaining how to apply them to a practice routine. Questions will be warmly received. This workshop is strictly limited to ten participants, advance registration through the stage33live.com website is strongly recommended. Walk-ups will only be accepted if there’s still room. The workshop starts at 11:00 AM on Sunday, December 17, and the cost is $30. A discounted class-plus-concert bundle is $40. This masterclass will take place at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. Feel free to bring a lunch to eat after the class, or to pop out to a local restaurant before the concert.