Instrument/Discipline: Shakuhachi; Matsu Take Ensemble, artistic director (based in Montreal, Canada)
School (流): Dōkyoku, Kinko-ryū
Professional Name (芸名): Bruno Chikushin Deschênes.
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
Deschênes’ shakuhachi sensei are Alcvin Takegawa Ramos from dōkyoku-ryū and Yoshio Kurahashi from kinko-ryū. He received his shihan from Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos in 2016. He performs with The Matsu Take Ensemble and gives concerts for solo and duo shakuhachi. He also gives regular lectures on the shakuhachi and Japanese traditional music. In January 2017, he published the first book entirely dedicated to the shakuhachi in French: Le shakuhachi japonais, Une tradition réinventée, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2017