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Tenzin Chogyal in Concert
Friday, 24 February 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Don’t miss this special concert with world-renowned singer-songwriter, Tenzin Chogyal and local Tibetan performers. Special guest Richard Grantham, a classically-trained composer and band-hardened multi-instrumentalist on viola. Tenzin draws on his Tibetan roots to create original compositions which uniquely express his cultural lineage and the contemporary challenges faced by his people.
Tenzin Chogyal has a long connection with LTC – having played here when he first arrived in Australia over 20 years ago. His original compositions and traditional Tibetan folk tunes ring out across the ages, inspiring young and old, and evoking the vast plains, high mountains and endless spaces of old Tibet.
Enjoy special Losar Nine-Surpirse-Soup made by local Tibetans, and delicious chai tea in excellent company before the concert and during the interval!
Tickets are $40/$20 at the door or pre-paid. Bookings appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 3398 3310.
About Tenzin Chogyal
Tenzin’s award winning songs have found a place in the complex tapestry of global sounds while collaboration with numerous Australian and international performers have allowed him to experiment with rhythm and structure and challenge traditional Tibetan musical norms. Tenzin was born to a nomadic family in Tibet, escaped the Chinese occupation with his family in the early 1970s and was raised in a Tibetan refugee community in Dharamsala, India. There, where His Holiness the Dalai Lama actively encourages his people to preserve their culture, Tenzin first began to explore his musical talents. Tenzin Choegyal plays the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu (transverse bamboo flute). His most outstanding instrument, however, is his voice. His music has been described as beautifully evocative, healing, and transcendent.
About Richard Grantham
Richard Grantham is a jack of all musical trades whose compositional and performing experience stretches from orchestras to bands to solo improvisation, encompassing an exceptionally broad range of classical, folk, popular, cabaret and experimental styles. He composed his first piece (for piano) at age seven and his first orchestral work at 14, winning the ABC’s Young Composer Award that year. Honed by studies in composition at the University of Queensland under Philip Bra?anin (graduating with first class honours and a University Medal) and eight years in the Queensland Youth Symphony, he has gone on to compose and arrange music for festivals, films, theatre, spoken word and burlesque, as well as for the concert hall.
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