Koichi Sugiyama

Japanese composer and conductor (1931–2021)

Koichi Sugiyama (すぎやま こういち, Sugiyama Kōichi, April 11, 1931 – September 30, 2021) was a Japanese composer, conductor, and orchestrator. He is known for composing the music for the Dragon Quest series.

Koichi Sugiyama
すぎやま こういち
Sugiyama in 2011
Sugiyama in 2011
Background information
Birth name椙山 浩一
Born(1931-04-11)April 11, 1931
Tokyo, Empire of Japan
DiedSeptember 30, 2021(2021-09-30) (aged 90)
Tokyo, Japan
  • Composer
  • conductor
  • orchestrator
Years active1968–2021
LabelsSUGI Label

Sugiyama was also a council member of the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (JASRAC), board member of the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals, and honorary chairman of the Japanese Backgammon Society.

Sugiyama died on September 30, 2021 from sepsis in Tokyo at the age of 90.[1]

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