Hiroya 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 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic) which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (The Other Side of the World, Confluencia and Where the River Shines). Hiroya has released three solo albums (Solo, Heartland and Places).
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.
chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended! -Jazz Review.com
HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great
-Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th)
HiroyaTsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey -Boston Herald
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