Hideki Yamaya is a guitarist and lutenist who has been active as a performer and teacher in the West Coast for over 15 years. He has studied with some of the foremost guitarists and lutenists in the world, and is an internationally acclaimed musician wh has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain, and Italy, as well as all over the West Coast. Some of his notable performance have included appearances at/with the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Portland Opera, Oregon Renaissance Band, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Baroque Northwest, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, L.A. Master Chorale, California Bach Society, and Astoria Music Festival.
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. He is also a specialist in early music and performs on the lute and other exotic early plucked strings, including renaissance and baroque lutes, archlute, baroque guitar, and theorbo
Hideki has years of experience playing at social events of all types, including weddings, parties, fundraisers, 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.