Gloucester Arts on Main is hosting an acoustic guitar concert featuring award-winning musician Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday, March 15th from 7:00-9:00PM. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. A cash bar will be available at the event. Be sure to dine at one of Main Street’s fabulous restaurants before the show!
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He is also the recipient of the Professional Music Achievement Award. Hiroya completed a debut album entitiled “The Other Side of the World” with his band INTEROCEANICO and released in 2004. His composition entitled “El Otro Lado del Mundo” was nominated as the finalist of The USA Songwriting Competition 2004 and “Samba de Siempre” in 2005, also “Seventh Night” is the finalist of International Acoustic Music Award in 2006. Hiroya released his second album entitled “Confluencia” in 2006 and the third album”Where the River Shines” in 2008.
Hiroya’s music also reflects the South American movement Nueva Cancion. He has appeared across the nation and internationally. “Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth.” -Celine Keating (author/”Acoustic Magazine/Minor 7th”). Hiroya developed unique acoustic music which is described as “new folkloric music”.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickests please visit gloucesterarts.org or call (804) 824-9464. Acoustic guitar fans won’t want to miss out on this special musical evening!