Guitar

Hideki is a virtuoso in a multitude of guitar styles. His specialties are classical, flamenco, and various Latin American styles, but also plays Celtic, folk, and popular styles.

Classical: He specializes in Spanish and Latin American composers as well as Renaissance and Baroque periods. For late 18th~early 19th-century music, he owns and performs on orignal 19th-century guitars as well as on historical replicas.
Samples:
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.
Samples:
Sevillanas, Traditional
Tarantas, Traditional
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.
Samples:
Registro, Antonio Lauro
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.
Samples:
Blind Mary, Turlough O’Carolan
Windsor Terrace, Traditional
My Darling Asleep, Traditional