Shigeto Takahashi started ukulele at early childhood. With 20 years of playing experience, his distinctive soprano finger style tone is recognized throughout the World. Today, he is respected as one of the top ukulele player from Japan.
Shigeto travels for performing at ukulele events and festivals to North America, Europe, and Asia. Especially he often visits Taiwan, Korea and Thailand for concerts and workshops sponsored by famous ukulele maker, aNueNue. See Shigeto playing in Mt. Fuji, Yakushima forest and Yosemite National Park in US in his youtube channel. Shigeto’s solo CD album “Roots Trip” is debut in 2009.
Shigeto’s music is inspiring. Shigeto blends traditional Hawaiian picking technique and style in classical music, making his music sound as if it were orchestrated. Shigeto published 2011 Finger Picking DVD to spread the traditional technique, and love for ukulele. Also, aNueNue ukulele and shigeto made various concert and workshop in Taiwan, Korea, and Thailand and so on.