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.

2013.11.29 Tsugaru-Shamisen & Guitar Concert

Charity Concert with Hibiki Ichikawa on tsugaru-shamisen

Supporting recovery of Sant Juan Bautista Museum

from Great East Japan Earthquake

Fri 29th November 7:00pm -

The Kaetsu Educational & Cultural Centre, Cambridge 

Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0SH 

Tel: 01223 376 600 Fax: 01223 566 094 (the country code for UK is 44) 

e-mail: admin@kaetsu.co.uk


Suggested donation of £5.00

Event Programme

 “400 years relations of Japan and UK” by Mr Jonathan James

“400 years relations of Japan and Europe” by Mrs Emi Gordon

 Followed by Guitar & Tsugaru-Shamisen Concert

Hide Takemoto - Guitar

Hibiki Ichikawa - Tsugaru-Shamisen

Programme includes Hide and Hibiki’s solo works and their duet —- Electric (H. Ichikawa), Canon Jam in D (J. Pachelbel, arr. H. Takemoto & H. Ichikawa), Nine Storms (H. Takemoto & H. Ichikawa) and more.

Reception & Charity craft fair after the concert