| TIBETAN PERFORMING ARTIST
Tsering Lodoe was born in India and studied at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), in Dharamsala. TIPA was established under His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s guidance in 1959, and is the foremost center for the study of Tibetan traditional art and music. Lodoe continued his affiliation with TIPA for over 23 years earning advanced degrees in all aspects of traditional Tibetan music and performing arts. In addition to his studies, he toured throughout the globe performing for TIPA.
In 1999, Lodoe was selected to perform on the sound track in the internationally acclaimed film, Himalaya, directed by Eric Valli, and which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category at the 72nd Academy Awards. Lodoe can also be heard on the sound tracks of Seven Years in Tibet, which starred Brad Pitt, and for which the music was recorded at George Lucas Studios. Lodoe has sung for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Pope John Paul. In 2005, he won Best Composition and Best Opera Singer in the prestigious Tibetan Music Awards.
Lodoe’s magical voice, which carries deep nuances of his rich Tibetan lineage, can be heard on his recent CD, Tibetana. This album is a prayer to the many people who died in the 2010 Kham province earthquake, on the Tibetan plateau and recently Lodoe performed for His Holiness theDalai Lama in Portland. Currently, Lodoe lives in Arlee, Montana. He was the traditional music and dance instructor for the children’s Tibetan Language and Culture Class sponsored by the Tibetan Association of Washington. He was responsible for the development and direction of many of the Tibetan children’s performances at Tibet Fest last year and has continued in that role this year.