Hidè Takemoto

guitarist/composer

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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.

2011.08.10 - Ho-What Guitar Battle Vol.5

Guitar Battle vol.5, Mid Summer Guitar Duo!

In Osaka, Japan, on 10 Aug 2011 as part of a concert series “Ho-What Guitar Battle Vol.5” with Shinichi Iwasaki, one of the best students of Keigo Fujii. Programme includes; Man in the Mirror (Siedah Garrett, sung by Michael Jackson), Farmer Sez (Andy Timmons), Largo from Unaccompanied Violin Sonata III BWV1005 (J.S. Bach) for guitar solo, and He’s a Pirate from Pirates of The Caribbean (Klaus Badlet), Shining Boy and Little Randy (Ryuichi Sakamoto) for guitar duet and many more.

Date: 10 August, 2011

Open: 18:00 | Start: 20:00

Venue: T’s Bldg 2F