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Masatomo Tomikawa

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A one-of-a-kind guitarist who uses the royal techniques of traditional classical guitar and inherits the sound of true Spanish music.

He is also active in the field of ancient music using baroque guitar and vihuela.

He also performs with jazz and popular musicians, and has attracted attention for his genre-bending activities.

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of Hispanic Languages. He then moved to Spain to study under the tutelage of master musician José Luis González.

Later, he studied under Àlex Garrobé, learning modern techniques and musical expression.

He returned to Japan in 2000.

In addition to his energetic performance activities, he has written numerous arrangements and instructional books for Yamaha, Shinko Music, and other publications.

He is a lecturer at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Department of World Music (classical guitar major).

He is also a representative director of the Japan Guitar Federation.

Photo Credit: Shino Ono

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