Saori Kobayashi

Composer / Pianist

Is a pianist who has composed for video games since 1993, when she joined SEGA. After composing for Game Gear titles, she worked on Panzer Dragoon Saga, which would go on to become one of the most endearing and beloved Saturn titles. Kobayashi’s soundtrack expertly merges elements of electronic, orchestral and ethnic-inspired music to create a distinctive flavor befitting on the unique world of Panzer Dragoon Saga. ​She left SEGA shortly after the game’s release, but was given the opportunity to work on Panzer Dragoon Orta. More recently, Kobayashi worked on Crimson Dragon for the Xbox One, and released her Panzer Dragoon-inspired solo album, Terra Magica, in 2016. She is a part of a band called Akane, which she formed in 2003 with Suikoden II vocalist Yumiko Takahashi. She is one of the founding members of international game music label Brave Wave Productions.