18 Nov 2010 - Wataru Hokoyama Reveals Video Games Live Conductorship
Wataru Hokoyama has announced that he is to become the conductor of Video Games Live. In this role, Hokoyama will rehearse with orchestras around the world and lead live performances of the prolific concert tour. He is the tour's replacement for recent departee Jack Wall.
A relatively young name to the video game industry, Hokoyama is best known for creating the G.A.N.G.-winning orchestral score for Afrika and the action-packed performances of Resident Evil 5. He also attracted attention working with the Eminence Symphony Orchestra on A Night in Fantasia 2009 and Promise.
The concert tour recently announced 42 new shows that will occur across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Russia over the next seven months. Having made his debut in Detroit on November 4, Hokoyama will lead most of these shows alongside co-creator and producer Tommy Tallarico. To learn more about the collaboration, read our interviews with Tommy Tallarico and Wataru Hokoyama, and visit the show's official website.