Mia Asano
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Mia Asano

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
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"COVER STORY: Mia Asano Makes Violin Cool (Again)"

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Born and raised in the Denver area, Asano started playing the violin at age five. A classically trained performer, as a teenager, she developed an interest in fusing her instrument’s lulling and dulcet qualities with the approachable and relatable sensibilities found in rock and pop music. To this end, she enrolled at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston to pursue a dual major in Performance and Professional Music. It was during her junior year at Berklee that Asano posted a video on TikTok in which she’s seen performing a cover of rapper SAINt JHN’s 2018 hit “Roses” on her electric violin. The video, which was meant simply as a way of sharing her practice routine with her friends, quickly went viral, registering over two million views and garnering over 100,000 followers on the platform in less than a day. For Asano, this came as an incredible revelation and an unlikely opportunity.

In the year and a half since her first viral video, Asano has meticulously cultivated a large following across different social media platforms. Currently, she has over one million followers on TikTok and over 350,000 followers on Instagram. This momentum has allowed her to release her first single, “Lunar,” in October of last year on Spotify and has opened up countless doors for artistic collaborations that span the gamut of musical genres. - Performer Magazine


"Mia Asano, Embracing Her Musical Voice With The Electric Violin"

When Mia Asano discovered the electric violin when she was 13 years old, she knew that her passion and goal in life was to perform using that instrument as her musical voice.


The talented electric and acoustic violinist started learning how to play the instrument when she was five years old. She was classically trained and attended an arts middle and high school where she played in the orchestras in Denver. Mia had also just recently graduated from the Berklee college of music as a dual major in Performance and Professional Music with concentrations in songwriting and business.


Upon discovering the electric violin, Mia started learning various styles of music in addition to her classical training, such as pop, rock, bluegrass, celtic, jazz, and funk, and got her very first gig at the age of 15, when she was still a freshman in high school. She went on to say, “My violin teacher at the time asked me to do it, because it was a futuristic fashion show looking for a violin player and she thought I’d be perfect for it,” shared Mia, “I showed up at this event having no idea what to expect. It turned out to be a very big deal, with 600 people there, big Denver photographers and magazines. I played my two little songs for the audience and I remember at that moment thinking that this is what I have to do with my life, there’s nothing else I want to do, I’m meant for this.” - blak in wite magazine


Discography

Lunar - original song by Mia Asano
Misty Mountains (Vinny Marchi and Mia Asano)

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Bio

Mia Asano is an electric violinist from Denver, Colorado. Classically trained from the age of five, she developed a love for alternative styles of music early on and plays a variety of music styles including rock, pop, jazz, classical, bluegrass and celtic music. Gaining recognition in the Colorado fashion industry at the age of fifteen, Asano began performing and modeling at a variety of events around Denver including fashion shows with clients such as J CREW, Salwa Owens, and Denver Style Magazine. After graduating high school, she toured the West Coast with Viking Rock band Nordic Daughter before going on to attend the Berklee College of Music as a dual major in Performance and Professional Music, graduating in August of 2022. During her junior year, she began posting short videos on TikTok and Instagram to practice her recording/mixing and video editing skills. One of the early videos went viral, gaining over 10 million collective views in less than a week on multiple social media platforms. Since then, Asano has had success with other covers as well, including an arrangement of Nathan Evans’ Wellerman Sea Shanty which gained Global recognition on networks such as the BBC, NBC, Washington post, and Through the Fire and Flames which led to Asano sharing the stage with Dragonforce in Worcester MA. 

Asano has played with notable performers Dragonforce, MALINDA, Grace Kelly, Lindsey Stirling, and in the Berklee College of Music Rock All Star Ensemble and Berklee Chamber Orchestra, participating in a viral video with them that collected over 800,000 views on Facebook and Youtube. In the summer of 2020 she won the category for best Violin performance in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s play-along contest. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, on Colorado Public Radio as well as at Boston venues including the Worcester Palladium, Big Night Live, the House of Blues and Royale, and the First Bank Center and Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. She has also performed internationally in Vienna, Austria and in Valencia, Spain.

Though she has a love for classical music, Mia’s true joy comes from playing her electric violin. Her biggest inspirations over the years have been violinists in all genres of music and she believes wholeheartedly in breaking boundaries and sharing every aspect of what the violin is capable of, as well as helping people and spreading positivity through music. Currently she pursues several personal musical projects while having just graduated college in Boston, including a duo project with tiktok bagpiper Ally the Piper, and her solo project the ‘Mia Asano’ band, while also putting out daily content on her social media platforms and releasing original music on Youtube and Spotify.


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