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|近藤 浩治 (Kondō Kōji)|
Date of Birth
|August 13, 1960|
Koji Kondo (近藤 浩治, Kondō Kōji?, b. August 13, 1960) is a Japanese composer and musician best known for his scores for various video games produced by Nintendo.
Koji Kondo, born in Osaka, Japan, is a well known video game music composer that has worked for Nintendo for a long time. He was trained as a classical musician. Today, he plays the piano and is in the process of learning the Cello. He started working for Nintendo straight out of college after answering a simple recruiting ad. From there, the first game he worked on was the infamous arcade game, Golf. His musical tastes vary from Jazz to Latin music, and shows in some of his work.
Currently, he is in charge of a staff that is working on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
These are some the game soundtracks he has composed for. He may not have done every song on the following games.
- Super Mario Bros.
- The Legend of Zelda
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario RPG
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Star Fox 64
- Super Mario Sunshine
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker