Dorjee Tsering

Dorjee Tsering; Photo - Nicola Betts; DSC_9345.JPG

Dorjee Tsering, a Tibetan in exile, was born in India. After leaving high school, he joined the Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, where he mastered several traditional instruments and also learned Tibetan opera, and several styles of singing and dance. After graduating, he became a teacher at the Institute while pursuing his musical career by performing throughout India. He won the Tibetan Music Award for Best Traditional Artist in 2009. In 2013 and 2014, he delighted North American fans by performing his well-known One Hour in Tibet stage performance, in which he invites the audience to feel and experience the beauty of Tibetan culture, and also the ongoing suffering of his people. In 2015, he released his CD Năng (his first East/West collaboration featuring some of the finest musicians in Canada) and, in 2017, the chart-topping Thank You Canada.