Hidè Takemoto



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.

2013.10.19 Hide Guitar Recital "CROSSROADS"

 Hide’s another concert series in Oct-Nov 2013;

▶ SAT 19 OCT 7PM: MICHAELHOUSE CENTRE, St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU /  http://www.gsm.cam.ac.uk/michael-house/events/

▶ SAT 9 NOV 6:30PM: THE BULL THEATRE, 68 High Street, Barnet EN5 5SJ  Tel: 020 8441 5010 / info@sets.org.uk 

▶ SAT 16 NOV 6:30PM: ST LUKE’S COMMUNITY HALL,194 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8RQ

All concerts include free workshop/lesson after the performance (guitar available but you are welcome to bring your own). Programme includes Handel, Tarrega, Fujii, and some pop, rock and world music includes; Michael Hedges (Ritual Dance, Ragamuffin), Tommy Emmanuel (Mombasa) and Steve Vai (Juice) and more.