Hiroya Tsukamoto

Friday, November 15, 2024
7 pm
Tickets $30 
Night club style seating. No dance floor.

“A Journey Through Strings and Stories”
Tsukamoto brings a blend of masterful fingerstyle guitar and evocative storytelling that transcends cultural
barriers. His artistry, honed at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, has been celebrated on renowned
stages like the Blue Note in NYC and the United Nations, and lauded for its “delicate, fluid, and beautifully
detailed” style by Acoustic Guitar magazine.
Tsukamoto’s concerts are not just musical events; they are immersive experiences that weave lyrical
narratives with intricate melodies. Recognized for his soulful performances that create an orchestra at his
fingertips, he invites audiences into his world of musical exploration and emotional expression. This is a rare
opportunity to witness a performer who has been celebrated for his ability to take listeners on an
“impressionistic journey” (Boston Herald). Enchanting music that promises to resonate long after the final
note is played.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a Japanese-born fingerstyle guitarist who moved to the United States in 2000 to attend the Berklee College of Music. Needless to say, he’s not only a dizzyingly agile fingerpicker, but a soulful and transcendent performer, with compositions that combine instrumental guitar work with lyrical performance and spoken stories from his life. 

Tsukamoto has been recognized for his talents on stages such as at Blue Note in New York City, Japanese National Television (NHK), International Storytelling Center and United Nations, and by scoring second place at the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship both in 2018 and 2022. 


“Hiroya Tsukamoto may play the guitar with the skill of a virtuoso, and he may write compelling music that draws from many different cultures and genres, but if I had to choose one word to describe him it would be orchestrator. ” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” -Boston Herald

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!”   -Jazz Review.com