What better way to celebrate the Japanese traditions on a summer night?
Brought to you by Japanese musicians - Hidè & Keiko, we will embark on a journey where traditional music meets new.
Limited availability. Book now!
Date: 8th of August, 2021 (Sun)
House Open: 18:30
Fee: £35 (with light meal)
Hidè Takemoto (Guitar)
Keiko Kitamura (Japanese Instrument - Koto)
Masako Matthews (Vocal)
Valerie Wong (Vocal - Classical)
Sponsored by Takarashuzo Yoroshikune
Hidè’s ‘magic fingers’ blends Indian, Spanish, Celtic, Japanese, blues, pop, rock, heavy metal on his guitar. Classically trained in Japan and at prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London, Hidè epitomises the tradition, compounding classical literacy and the finger-style artistry. Hidè’s music were featured on Japanese TV program as well as numerous radio in the UK including Monocle Radio with his work with Rié, Japanese singer-songwriter. As a composer, Hidè wrote many music including American calligrapher Thomas Ingmire’s project as well as ‘My Gentle Roses’ for Duo Ueda, which was published on Gendai Guitar magazine in January 2020.
Keiko was born in Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture. Her early years were spent studying koto, shamisen and vocals under the tutelage of her aunt Kyoko Kitamura, an Ikuta-ryu grand master. She is based in the UK and has worked extensively with a variety of traditional Japanese and contemporary Western musicians. Highlight performances to date include London Olympic festival BT River Of Music, Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and BBC Radio 3. She was an award winner for her koto composition at the Miyagi Michio Memorial Contest 2014. She is a member of SO-DO Academy of Music which is lead by Tomoko Sunazaki.
Please make sure to let us know about the number of guests and (or) any special dietary requirements.