St. Lawrence University was privileged to recently host a concert by Techung along with Tenzin Norbu, Namgyal Dolma and Tenzin Kalsang featuring Tibetan music and dance. It was a wonderful concert! I found myself smiling throughout the performance.
The performers presented a diversity of pieces including traditional music ,Tibetan opera, dance, as well as profoundly beautiful pieces written by Techung, all of which highlighted their skilled playing of quite a range of Tibetan instruments and also their lovely voices.
The concert provided an uplifting, as well as entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable, insight into Tibetan culture. Techung’s explanations of the pieces, and the performance itself, were infused with a knowledge and passion that left no doubt as to the high caliber of these musicians.
The qualities of humility and gratitude, along with a spaciousness of mind and spirit that they somehow transmitted through their performance left me profoundly moved. But it is important to also note just how joyous and simply fun their performance was!
The important and tireless efforts of Techung, along with performers Tenzin, Namgyal and Tenzin to preserve, and share with others, the treasure of Tibetan culture, deserve a deep bow of respect and gratitude.
St. Lawrence University
“Techung and Ensemble presented a heart touching medley of classical songs and dance. It brought back memories of when I used to spend time with family especially during celebrations like Losar (new year).
The show was a treat for those unfamiliar with Tibetan culture. Their message of peace and hope resonated with all.” February 7, 2023 - Tsewang Lama
Techung's concert at Kaufman Music Center was a rare opportunity for New Yorkers to hear the classical Tibetan music genres Nangma and Toeshay. Techung and his ensemble are masters of the style, and their explanations of the songs' lyrics and significance made them much more accessible for a non-Tibet audience. Techung and his ensemble are leaders in the struggle to preserve Tibetan art and culture, and we were grateful for the chance to attend their concert and support their efforts.
Rex Niswander, GLP Music
Techung and the Tibetan Ensemble performance (June 4, 2022) was a wonderful experience with an important cultural tradition. I appreciated when Techung expounded on the cultural significance and meaning of the music they played. In addition to the wonderful music, the cultural dances were beautiful additions to the performance. I encourage listeners to seek them out, you’ll be enriched for your efforts. Thanks.
Vijay R. Nathan
"The Truth to Power Show" on Radio Free Brooklyn
On behalf of the Capital-Area Tibetan Association, I thank you and your ensemble for the wonderful concert on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Virginia. It takes a lot of effort to do what you do. We are proud that you are keeping alive our classical music from Lhasa, Nangma and Toeshey.
Capital-Area Tibetan Association
It was wonderful to see Techung-la and ensemble playing some of the all time favorite Nangma Toeshey songs, many of which we have grown up listening to.
International campaign for Tibet
We had a blast - my son gave up being a grouchy teenager and took off his headphones and really enjoyed the whole show! For me it was a really memorable occasion, I can't even tell you.
Musician and friends of Tibet
As a Tibetan, it’s extremely important for us to preserve and protect our own unique artistic heritage, especially for our future generations. I’m deeply impressed and grateful for Techung lak and his team's brilliant performance of Nangma Toeshey in Virginia, a music genre that is native to my hometown, Lhasa. This special event paves the path forward towards safeguarding and preserving our unique art and cultural heritage. Personally, it brought me profound joy and nostalgic memories of my sacred city/land.