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.

Shamisen & Guitar Concerts at Okinawa Day

Hide and Hibiki Ichikawa, Tsugaru-shamisen player performed at Cambridge and Spitalfields, London as a part of Okinawa Day 2014.

Another series of concert with Hibiki will be confirmed soon and new YouTube videos of concert from Cambridge have been uploaded.

Please see below for amazing photos from Okinawa Day by James Fielding - a great photographer of reportage style who likes to shoot various gigs and events around London.