Japanese Composer • Born December 6th, 1950 • Film Score, Classical, Romantic, Minimalism
- Born in Nakano, Nagano prefecture Japan.
- Professionally known as Joe Hisaishi, his birth name is Mamoru Fujisawa.
- His professional name was inspired by African American Play writer Quincy Jones.
- He has composed over 100 film scores for Studio Ghibli
- He began studying the violin at the age of five.
- His first film score was created in 1983, and released with 1984 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.