Born in Hiroshima, musician Kumi Tanioka joined Square to write music for the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series.
Late last year, on 11/11/11, she performed on stage at the Vana♪Con orchestral concert, featuring her compositions from Final Fantasy XI. She played solo piano and also accompanied the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Having gone freelance, Tanioka has founded her own company, named Riquisimo, and scored three independently developed interactive storybooks. Published by DICO, Snow White, The Ugly Duckling and Hansel and Gretel contain multiple translations of all text and narration, making them a cutting edge language tool for the young.
This is our video interview filmed with the composer in Shinjuku, Tokyo prior to the release of her latest game score for Ragnarok Odyssey.