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Pepe Tashiro

Born in Japan, Pepe started his professional career as an electric guitarist from his teens and is active in rock, jazz, composition, arrangement, and tour backing for singers. He has participated in master classes by Joe Pass, Larry Carlton, and Robin Ford, etc. His career as a session musician makes it clear that he has an excellent level and potential in almost all genres. He is also well-versed in rock guitar, blues, country, bluegrass, and folk.

He turned to the world of classical guitar around his twenties. In 1997, he encountered the world's greatest master of classical guitar and the last successor of Spanish guitar, Pepe Romero, a rare master who has constantly reached the top of the world and continues to fascinate people all over the world. Since then, he has become Pepe's beloved disciple and now has a close relationship with him, as if he were his Japanese son. In addition, he studied composition methods of classical music under Leo Brouwer, a composer who represents the modern music scene. He truly learns in the world's top class field.

Pepeta's style, which covers all genres and reconstructs all elements within itself without setting any barriers between genres, has been highly praised as a guitarist, composer, arranger, and musician.

The lessons are always highly appreciated for their rational and systematic content, while never losing sight of the essence of music.

Both in composition and performance, he was highly expressive and his technique was musically sound and fluent in all respects.

- Pepe Romero

Pepe Romero is a classical guitarist representing modern times. A giant of the classical guitar world. The last great master on the world level.

Born March 8, 1944 in Malaga, Spain. His father, the master Celedonio Romero, showed his genius from an early age. With his dazzling technique, brilliant sound, and rich singing spirit, he is the last great master of Spanish guitar who inherits the essence of the Spanish guitar to the present day. The Romero family, known as the "royal family of the guitar world", has achieved great success as a guitar quartet "LOS ROMEROS" consisting of a father and three sons. It is extremely large as a driving force that spread the world.

Pepe has been active as a central figure in "LOS ROMEROS" since the 1970s, and has been extremely busy with solo activities, releasing many historic recordings from Philips. He is one of the few true musicians who can move the audience with his music. Of course, his career has also been spectacular, and he has won several world-famous awards, including several Grammy Awards. He was also decorated by King Juan Carlos I of Spain. In addition, he has performed many times at the invitation of leaders and dignitaries of various countries represented by the Pope and the President of the United States.

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