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.

2019.09.21 Hidè Double CD Launch Concert "ULTIMATE MUSIC EXPERIENCE II"

Hidè’s new CD ‘RED SHOES GREEN TEA’ and ‘SKY FLOWERS’ are going to be released on Saturday 21 September 2019, and digital download will be available shortly after. 

Double CD launch event is on:

Sat 21 September 12:30-14:30 at:

St Mary Hall
26 Hendon Lane
London N3 1TR U.K.