On March 11, 2020

Acclaimed Japanese guitarist presents concert and workshop  at Maclure Library

Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.—PITTSFORD—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 13, and took up the guitar shortly after.

In 2000, Tsukamoto 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”). Tsukamoto has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”).

Tsukamoto 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, Tsukamoto was awarded second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

This is a limited-seating event hosted by the Maclure Library and Pittsford Village Farm. Tickets are $25. The Maclure Library is located at  840 Arch St. in Pittsford. Tickets are  available in Pittsford at Maclure Library, Kamuda’s Market, or Pittsford Village Farm (802-725-8160).

At 3 p.m. Tsukamoto will host an acoustic guitar workshop. He demonstrates finger-style techniques, chords, basic theory and how to start composing an original guitar piece. Please bring your own instrument. Cost is $25. Please call or e-mail to register:  Maclure Library 802-483-2972 or Pittsford Village Farm 802-725-8160. E-mail contact@maclurelibrary.org or info@pittsfordvillagefarm.org.

For more information visit maclurelibrary.orgpittsfordvillagefarm.org or  hiroyatsukamoto.com.

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