Yoko Shimomura

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Birthday
19, 1967
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1967 (age 52)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Considered the most famous female video game composer in the world, with Final Fight and Street Fighter II among her credits.

Before Fame

She was a piano major at Osaka College of Music, from which she was graduated in 1988.

Trivia

She declared "Dearly Beloved" from Kingdom Hearts to be her personal favorite composition.

Family Life

Her parents encouraged her to start studying the piano, although they were not impressed by her interest in composing for video games.

Associated With

She drew much inspiration from classical music, including the works of Frederic Chopin, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig Van Beethoven.