Masato Nakamura is a person i have been listening to for a long time. However, I only recently found out his name. His main accomplishment in gaming is his work with the sonic franchise. He was the main composer of the sonic 1 and 2 soundtracks. Outside of gaming he is also a composer of different types of music, and his attempt at bringing Sonic 1 and 2 from in game music to classically played pieces are nothing short of amazing. It is known as “Masa’s Demo Version” in some parts of gaming and Tracks such as the Boss theme and Marble Zone will blow you away.
Nakamura-san’s work can be found here.