Hideki Yamaya

Classical Guitar from Portland, OR - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2009

$200 - $1000 per event
About
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.
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Hideki was excellent in every way. Great communication with us ahead of time, early setup at venue, amazing musician. Would recommend highly

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Everyone commented that the music was wonderful and created a fabulous ambiance; my only regret is that being the bride, I was hidden away and unable to hear the prelude, the wedding party processional, or the music Hideki played during cocktail hour.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Hideki did a great job. I wish that I had more time during the event to listen to his music. Fortunately, I've purchased his CD. It is marvelous.

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Hideki 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.

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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!!

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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.

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Beautiful performance, sounded so lovely for a wedding. I would recommend to a friend. Professional, punctual and thoughtful. Thank you so much!

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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!

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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!

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2014
Sep
13
Wedding Ceremony
Corbett, OR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Sep
6
Wedding
Ellensburg, WA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Aug
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Aug
22
Wedding Ceremony
Oregon City, OR
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Aug
10
Wedding
Ariel, WA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2012
Jul
7
Wedding Ceremony
Clackamas, OR
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2012
Jun
17
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2011
Sep
17
Wedding Ceremony
Turner, OR
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Sep
10
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2011
Jun
25
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Salem, OR
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2010
Oct
23
Wedding Ceremony
Troutdale, OR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2010
Sep
18
Wedding Ceremony
Auburn, WA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Guitar
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Flamenco Guitar
Alternative Guitar
Latin Guitar
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Classical Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Hideki Yamaya will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose.
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