Hidè Takemoto

guitarist/composer

+44(0)2084470954

Official home page for Japanese classical guitarist and composer Hidè Takemoto.

Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega.

Hidè studied at Osaka College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller, Daniel Schroyens, Judith Bingham, as well as master classes of David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Michael Tröster.

Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock (X Japan, Dream Theater, Steve Vai), Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.

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Official home page for Japanese classical guitarist and composer Hidè Takemoto.

Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hidè’s guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega.

Hidè studied at Osaka College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller, Daniel Schroyens, Judith Bingham, as well as master classes of David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda and Michael Tröster.

Hidè’s wide influences come from classical, rock (X Japan, Dream Theater, Steve Vai), Indian and Japanese music, giving him a unique and original style of performance and composition.

 


 

NEWS --- check out Hidè's latest news and updates

CONCERTS --- check Hidè's upcoming and past concert details

BIO --- Hidè's official biography, and a bit of a personal touch

MUSIC --- listen to Hidè's music (mp3 320kbps)

VIDEOS --- watch Hidè's videos on YouTube

COMPOSITIONS --- see samples of Hidè's compositions

ARRANGEMENTS --- see samples of Hidè's arrangements

GALLERY --- Hidè's photos by Kin Chan & James Fielding

STORE --- Get Hidè's CD, sheet music and more

CONTACT --- bookings, enquiries, news-letter sign-ups

LINKS --- links to Hidè's guru Keigo Fujii, guitar luthier Miura, Hoffee guitar case, musicians incl. David Russell, Hibiki Ichikawa, Sian James