Eiko Ishiwata

Region: BC Vancouver BC
Generation: Nisei
Born 1981, St John's Newfoundland


Eiko started professionally composing music for video games and film in 2002. In addition to strengths in composition she is a multi-instrumentalist who has fine-tuned her sound engineering by studying + teaching at the Art Institute of Vancouver, studied classical animation at Sheridan College and was a graduate of The Bishop Strachan School. Eiko received a Professional Recording Arts diploma in 2006 and has studied at both Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University Music Schools. In 2017 her piece from The Girl and The Robot was honoured by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and was performed alongside several AAA game scores. She is currently the musical supervisor at Snow Castle Games.

Miss Ishiwata has been involved with many screenings, performances, international awards and nominations. In her career Eiko’s music has been compared to Uematsu (Final Fantasy series) and Shimomura’s (Final Fantasy series). While grateful for the comparisons to these great masters, she has achieved a reputation for her innovative and unique aura. Carrying on this music design tradition; seeking new directions without abandoning the spell binding quality that made her fall in love with it in the first place.

In 2019 Eiko formed her own crossmedia/transmedia company named “Studio Ishiwata” focused on Japanese Shōwa era 昭和 retro media projects and video games. Project Valiant Mirror will mark Eiko’s debut as a game developer, animator and classical painter.