& Other Events
has years of experience playing at social events of all types, including
weddings, parties, and corporate events. He is available both as a solo
artist or with an ensemble; he performs regularly with other instruments,
including violin, flute, another guitar, and voice. Larger ensembles
are also available upon request.
has played in countless weddings, and understands the needs of the bride-
and groom-to-be. He will be with you every step of the way, starting
with the music selection. He is very flexible and easy to work with.
He has a large repertoire to suit any taste, and he is open to special
requests. Consultation, either in person or over the phone, is always
included in the fee.
He specializes in music by Spanish and Latin American composers as well
as music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The following pieces
work particulartly well as ceremony music:
on the G String, Johann Sebastian Bach
Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel
Romance de los pinos, Federico Moreno-Torroba
La Catira, Antonio Lauro
I Vow to Thee My Country, Gustav Holst
Flamenco: Hideki has performed both solo and with dance troupes.
An experienced accompanist, he was staff accompanist for the Spanish
Dance Ensemble at UC Irvine for over 5 years. He was also shared the
stage with the world-renowned Ballet Flamenco José Porcel dance
company as palmista when they performed at the Orange County Performing
Arts Center in 2005.
Colombianas, Paco Peña
Latin American: He plays all kinds of Latin American music but is
particularly familiar with tango, Andean, Argentinean folk, and bossa
nova. He performs solo and with various groups.
Milonga, Jorge Cardoso
Mazurka-Choro, Heitor Villa-Lobos
Celtic: He plays Celtic music finger-style on steel-string; mostly
transcriptions of fiddle tunes and Scottish lute music.
Mary, Turlough OCarolan
Windsor Terrace, Traditional
My Darling Asleep, Traditional
was a wonderful compliment to our wedding ceremony. He was very pleasant
to work with and very accomodating; even learning and performing a beautiful
rendition of our special song for us as we walked down the aisle. Hideki
is an extremely talented, personable and professional performer; he
drew wonderful compliments and feedback from our guests.
V, Sammamish, WA
We are still talking about Hideki's incredible Spanish Guitar playing
echoing through the Oregon mountains as our daughter walked down the
mountain path toward the altar, as Hideki softly & elegantly played
the most Romantic Spanish Guitar wedding songs. Hideki's playing truly
made the mountain setting seem like Heaven on earth. He is beyond merely
talented. He is a virtuoso. His professionalism is untouchable. He is
so warm and friendly that our family couldn't bear it unless he joined
us at the Reception, and we made sure he was always with us. We HIGHLY
recommend Hideki Yamaya. What a joy he is!!
C, Joseph, OR
Hideki was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding. He played
solo guitar and lute during our ceremony and reception and became an
integral part of the entire event. He gave us a wide range of styles
with amazing nuance and I can't say enough about his professionalism
and performance overall. We heard classical, flamenco, celtic, latin
and the wonderful lute. Laid back but a very serious musician. Please
check him out.
G, Woodinville, WA
Beautiful performance, sounded so lovely for a wedding. I would recommend
to a friend. Professional, punctual and thoughtful. Thank you so much!
T, Portland, OR
Hideki was great to work with. he was very professional and played beautiful
music for our ceremony. A few days before the wedding we decided last
minute we wanted someone to play guitar during dinner as well and he
agreed to do it without any hassle. He helped make our evening stress-free
and for that we owe him our gratitude. Hire Hideki!
H, Troutdale, OR
Hideki is a wonderfully talented musician. He was very flexible the
day of and stayed calm throughout all the changes that an extremely
rainy day brought. The music was magical and made our ceremony really
special. If I was to get married again, I would certainly go with Hideki!
Y, Portland, OR