Biography

Biography

 

Tenzin Gönpo,

 

Tibetan Musician, Singer and Dancer

 

I was born in Tibet in 1955 in the Southern area Lhodak.

At the age of 12, I entered the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, INDIA.

The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts was founded in 1959 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve and

develop the rich traditions of Tibetan Arts. The members of the Institute are masters of the genuine Tibetan

traditions of music, dance and theatre.

The Institute is also well-known for performances of Ache Lhamo; the Tibetan traditional Opera. This lyric and

epic show is a mixture of dance, music, mime and acrobatics.

For over twenty years I studied and taught a wide range of popular songs and traditional dances as well as tantric

and acrobatic dances.

Working inside the T.I.P.A. as a professional artist, I obtained in 1978 the status of artistic instructor and from then

on, I have been teaching all aspects of Tibetan Traditional Arts to students and professional artists of the Institute

as well as to western students in India.

In 1982 I was appointed by the Council for Tibetan Education to teach new methods and provide fresh ideas for

songs and dances to the teachers of all Central Schools for Tibetans in India.

From 1985, I trained for three years, 20 selected students for the Diploma Course of the Ford Foundation Project.

I also participated in making musical instruments and creating costumes, musical arrangements and new

choreography.

In 1990, I decided to move to France and continue a solo carrier in the West.

 

Artistic CV.

 

2015: Copenhagen Cultural Night Festival

2015 : Musée Guimet in Paris

 

2014 : Musée Guimet in Paris

 

2009-2013 : 26 concerts and events in Denmark.

2010 : Music of Tibet, Cycle Resistors Cité de la Musique in Paris

Tibet Yesterday and Today, Musée Guimet in Paris

2008 : 4 Seasons, creation of the Company Forest Beats museum Fougita

The 25th Hour of the Book, Parody

La Fête de la Soie,

2005-2007 : Crossing the Tsangpo, Saint-Malo

Astonishing Travellers and Roma for Marathon des Mot-

Festival de l'Imaginaire, Chartres

- European tour performances Memory and Tribute to Tibet

2003-2005 : Oungta L, the wind horses, horse show Bartabas theater Zingaro

2002 : Crossing the Tsangpo" show created by André Velter Molière

Theatre

2001: Venice Biennale" presentation of traditional opera

2000 : Spiritual Warriors / over Man Mountain, choreographed by

Carolyn Carlson

1990-2000: Moving to France to continue my solo career - Creation shows:

In Memory of Tibet and Tribute

adapted in French and other European languages

Recording several CDs - master-class training and relaxation

1967 -1990 : Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

Enters at the age of 12, becomes later principal performer,

and art director of TIPA.

 

DANCE: Dances monastic (Cham)

Traditional Dances (from different parts of Tibet)

Dances clocked (classical dance of Tibet)

Mime - Body Conditioning

MUSIC: Traditional songs (from different parts of Tibet)

Songs classics (Nangma & Toeché)

Opera (Ache Lhamo) - Packaging voice

Contemporary Songs

INSTRUMENTS: Dama : kettledrum

Dranyène : lute

Dung-chen (Long trump

Doung-oak : tibetan horn.

Gu-mang : sitar

Lingbou & Sunna: Flute & Oboe

The-gna : singing bowl

Gna-Boub : drum and cybals.

Piwang: Tibetan violin

Guitar : classical

 

 

CD PUBLICATIONS

 

Tenzin Gönpo

Tibetan Songs for guitar. Recorded & released Copenhagen 2013

 

Tenzin Gönpo / The Hours (ex Recall)

In Memory of compiling Homage to Tibet and Tibet

a duet with his master Norbu Tsering opera for a single recording made in Venice

Crossing the Tsangpo / Thelema Publishing

musical creation sung with guitar poems for André Velter with the voice of Laurent Terzieff

Britain Tibet Toenn ar bed / Coop Breizh

musical creation with singer and composer Yann Dour

Tenzin Gönpo / Recall Records USA

compilation of some of In Memory of Tibet and Homage to Tibet

Tibet, Land of my Childhood / Music ArB

round, rhymes and lullabies - songs for children and adults (booklet with phonetics)

Heritage of Tibet / Recall Publishing

Prince Norsang, traditional opera troupe with the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Homage to Tibet / Recall Publishing

music official national anthem duet with Yangdu-Tso

In Memory of Tibet / Recall Publishing

from opera to classical and popular songs - solo (sold out)

 

 

MUSIC FOR FILMS - OTHER ARTIST

Horizons last album of composer Claude Samard / Vox Terrae Naïve

Dakinis, the feminine wisdom Véronique Jannot documentary film / Film Best Seller

Tengri, the blue sky film Marie Jaoul of Poncheville / CD Editions Milan Music

Yeti, a film on Tibet Christoph Gerhard / Digitaltotal Workstations

Tibet 2008 the music of Renaud Siry / Apple Music

Jalisco album of guitarist Pierre Rescan / Scores Pierre Rescan

What Remains of Us documentary film by François Prévost / NFB Canada Nomadik movie

Samsara film Pan Nalin with the composer Cyril Morin / Virgin Music CD

Thöpaga musical tale of Patrick Arnold / OM Productions

The Voice of Peace for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation / Auvidis distribution

Free Tibet Solidarity Association for Tibet / Sony Music

Marc Cerrone Human Nature / Barclay

Card Sesame commercial original composition / Les Films de l'Audace

 

 

 

 

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