One of the world’s finest Tibetan musicians

Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan/Australian artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. He draws on his Tibetan roots to create original compositions which express his cultural lineage and the contemporary challenges faced by his people.

While proudly continuing the unbroken nomadic lineage which is central to his music, Tenzin also embraces opportunities to take his music into contemporary, uncharted territory, both in the studio and on stage.

Tenzin has nine independent albums, three of them with his fusion band Tibet2Timbuk2, and regularly performs with Camerata Brisbane’s acclaimed Chamber Orchestra. His collaborative albums include Philip Glass and the 2021 Grammy-nominated Songs from the Bardo with Laurie Anderson and Jesse Paris Smith – a moving interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

An outstanding composer/ performer with a great depth of musical knowledge, intuition and inventiveness, Tenzin continues to bring together the two worlds of Eastern and Western music in unique compositions, collaborations and special cultural events.

Beautifully evocative, healing and transcendent

Tenzin 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 feels a connection to the music of the wandering people of his homeland. He recalls his father’s mastery of the lingbu (bamboo flute) and his mother’s beautiful singing, and attributes much of his musical passion to those early influences.

He 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 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.

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