Born in Sapporo, Japan, Tetsuya started playing the organ at age four and soon after started composing. At age 12 he began studying the piano and two years later started playing in various jazz ensembles. He studied by composition in earnest in Sapporo at age 16, and entered Showa University of Music composition subject (in Tokyo). When he graduated from the university in 2001 (at age 21), he won a special prize from the university. From 2000 to 2003 he was a lecturer of the piano, vocal, chorus and orchestra. After studying at Showa University of Music, he moved to Berlin in 2003 where he lives, composes and improvises with various artists.
The place where he gave the concerts are in Berlin, Brandenburg, Halle, Leipzig (Germany), Seattle (U.S.A.), Torun (Poland), Timisoara, Bucharest (Romania), Basel (Switzerland), Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo (Japan) so far.
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