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.

2016.06.11 Hidè Guitar Concert & Workshop at the Library Vol. 7 "How to Improvise?"

Sat 11 June 2016

"The Hyde Room" Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Road, Barnet EN5 4QT   020 8359 4040

2:30pm Workshop "Hot to Improvise?"

3:30pm Guitar Concert with Tim Hopkins

Ticket at the Door £15 (Free for Children Under 16)

Guitarist/composer Hidè Takemoto plays music with a bluesguitarist/singer-songwriter Tim Hopkins and invites any guitarists/musicians to share tips for improvisation/music-making*

*Please bring your own instrument.  To book or more info, please e-mail to: