Joe Hisaishi

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Japanese Composer • Born December 6th, 1950 • Film Score, Classical, Romantic, Minimalism

Fast Facts

  • 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.

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