Kozo Tate Guitar World



Studied guitar with Yasumasa Obara and Takao Kaneko,and harmony with Tamaki Simizu. Kozo Tate won the 18th International Guitar Competition organized by the Japan Federation of Guitarists, He also received the Minister of Education Award, as well as the Cup given by the Spanish Ambassador.

Kozo Tate studied guitar with Proffessor Arberto Ponce in Paris. He also participated in the Musica en Compostela, where he studied with Jose Tomas, as an honour student. He also studied in Europe with other great guitarists including Oscar Ghiglia, Jose Luis Rodrigo, Bartasar Benites, and Narciso Yepes.

Kozo Tate returned to Japan and gave his debut recital which was a great success.Kozo Tate has helped to introduce classical guitar to Japan together with Japanese leading artists such as Isako Shinozaki and Michio Kobayashi. He also performed a world premiere of Concerto de Aranjuez arranged for the guitar and synthesizer.

Kozo Tate's recent performances include a duo concert with the celebrated flutist Alain Marion, concerto with Amerikan Club Orchestra and Tokyo City Philharmonic, and an appearance on NHK-FM Radio.

He had concerts at the Polish and Belgium Embassy.

In 2002 and 2003, he performed several concerts in Hanoi and Ho-Chi-Minhn,Vietnam.

In 2004 February, he performed many recitals in New Zealand. And in May  he had several concerts in Belgium .

In 2006 November, he went to have some concerts in Vietnam again.

In 2012 April. He was invited by Jiri Jirmal who is a famous Czech composer and had several recitals in the Czech Republic.

In 2015 November. He was invited to Saigon International Guitar Festival at HoChiMinh City.

In 2017 April. He had a tour in Spain. He had some recitals and was a jury of the 17th International Guitar Competition COMARCA EL CONDADO 2017.And he was invited for the festival “Guitar Across Styles 2o17” andhad some concerts in Czech Republic and was a jury of the competition.

In 2018 Jun. He had a recital in Vladivostok-Russia. And he had South America concert tour. He visited in Chili, Bolivia, Peru for International Guitar Festivals. And he gave masterclass in Buenos Aires-Argentine.

In 2019 Feb. He had a recital in Philippines. Jun. he was invited to Cevenne International Guitar Festival in France and Aug. was invited to Arion International Guitar Festival in Greece.

Kozo Tate’s YouTube

Estrellita / M.M.Ponce

Tango en Skai / R.Deyens

Fantasie para un Gentil Hombre / J.Rodrigo 1 2 3 4

Theme and Variations on Majic Flute Op.9 / F.Sor

Tango en Skai / R.Deyens

Introduction and Fandango / LBoccherini

Petit Suite / S.Bacarisse

Capriccio Deabolico / C.N.Tedesco

Baden Jazz Suite / J.Jirmal

Laclimae / J Queiros

Fantasie Divisions / S.Dodgson

Pavana Capricio / I.Albeniz

Srabande / F.Poulenc

Recuerdos de la Alhambra / F.Tarrega

Recuerdos de la Alhambra 2011 / F.Tarrega

Lime light / C.Chaplin

El Ultimo Tremolo / A.Barrios

Beo Dat May Troi

Waltz No.4 / A.Barrios

Zambra Granadina / I.Albeniz

La gata i el belite / F.Casanovas

Concerto for Classic Guitar and Jazz Piano / C.Bolling

 Hispanic Dance  Mexicane  Invention  Africane

El Polifemo de Oro / R.Brindle

Alfonsina y el mar / A Ramirez

Prelude No.1 / H.Villa=lobos

Collectici intim / V.Asencio

 La Joia  La Gaubanca  L Frisanca

Baden Jazz Suite in Czech Republic 2012 / J.Jirmal

Suite Azure in Czech Republic 2012 / J.Jirmal

Asturias in Czech Republic 2012 / I.Albeniz

Recuerdos de la Alhambra in Czech Republic 2012 / F.Tarrega

Gran Jota / F.Tarrega

Variations on the theme of Carnaval de Venice / F. Tarrega

Sonate in D / M.Albeniz

Gran Solo / F.Sor

Zambra Granadina/Isaac Albeniz

Spanish Dance No.5 Andaluza / Enrique Granados

Variations on a theme of “The Magic Flute”of Mozart Op.9 / Fernando Sor

Caprice No.24 / Niccolo Paganini

Tarantella / Mario Castelnuovo=Tedesco

Capriccio Diabolico /Mario Castelnuovo=Tedesco

El Ultimo Tremolo / Agustin Barrios

Koyunbaba / Carlo Domeniconi

Fantasia for Guitar and Piano / Hans Haug

Englsh Suite No.4 / J.Duarte the 1st and 2nd movement  

the 3rd and 4th movement

Bodel 1900 /A.Piazzola

Cafe 1930 / A.Piazzola

Night Club 1960 / A.Piazzola

Concert d’aujourd’hui / A.Piazzola

Antr’act / J.ibert

Paraboles / J. Ibert


Sonatine pour flute et guitare / E.Marchelie

Sianatina Op.205 / M.Castelnuovo=Tedesco

Sonata Arpeggione / Franz Schubert

Serenade / Franz Schubert

Sonata a-moll Op.1-4 /  Georg Friedrich Haendek