“Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing; guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto embodies the notion that music has no language: Beautifully raw and cathartically emotional, Tsukamoto is a world-renowned, self-made musician.”
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a Japanese-born finger-style guitarist who moved to the United States in 2000 to attend the Berklee College of Music. 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, and the United Nations. He scored second place twice at the International Finger-style Guitar Championship in 2018 and 2022.
“Fingerpicking is delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed” -Acoustic Guitar magazine
“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” -Boston Herald
“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” -Jazz Review.com