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.



Hide is performing with amazing traditional Japanese ‘Tsugaru-Shamisen’ player Hibiki Ichikawa.
Programme includes their solo performance including The Legend of Hagoromo (K. Fujii) by Hidè and Tsugaru Jonkara-Bushi (trad.) by Hibiki, and pieces written especially for this duo including Polisuk, Hyperhythm, Nine Storms and new compositions.

The Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge

Friday 19 June 2015
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £10.00 - £15.00

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