Three video game composers in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2018

British radio station, Classic FM, the home of the UK’s only video game radio show (High Score), has announced the the top 300 classical composers for 2018. Of the 300 composers, listener’s only elected three video game composers, down from eight in 2017, despite the success of the radio show High Score.

This year’s video game composer placements are;

239 – Grant Kirkhope for Banjo-Kazooie
188 – Yoko Shimomura for Kingdom Hearts
99 – Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy

For comparison, here are 2017’s placements;

256 – Grant Kirkhope for Viva Pinata
254 – Jeremy Soule for Elder Scrolls
221 – Koji Kondo for The Legend of Zelda
175 – Jessica Curry for Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture
147 – Russel Brower (et al) for World of Warcraft
119 – Yoko Shimomura for Kingdom Hearts
100 – Grant Kirkhope for Banjo-Kazooie
49 – Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Mathew Gallagher. Last modified on April 2, 2018.

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Mathew Gallagher is a Sound Design graduate from the UK. During his degree, Mathew studied the latest in game audio techniques, including VR and Dolby Atmos. When not gouging out on JRPGs or racing games, you can find him listening to all sorts of soundtracks or retweeting game news. He's currently learning how to play violin, but it's safe to say his guitar playing is the better of his musical talents.



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