ABOUT MIA ASANO
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. 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.
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 more.
HER PASSION IS PERFORMING
Asano has played with notable performers Lindsey Stirling, Devan Blake Jones, 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 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.
She believes in the power of collaboration
- Toured west coast with Viking rock band Nordic Daughter (summer 2018)
- Performed with Lindsey Stirling at the first Bank Center CO (Dec 2017)
- Performed twice at Carnegie Hall with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (June 2016)
- Performed with The Voice contestant Devan Blake Jones (May 2016)
- Taught on faculty at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra camp summer 2021
- Collaboration with Grace Kelly (saxophone)
- Collaboration with MALINDA (singer, tiktok/youtube creator)
WHAT MADE HER POPULAR
Roses (IMANBEK REMIX) / 10.1M Hits
AN ARRANGEMENT OF NATHAN EVANS’WELLERMAN SEA SHANTY
She gained Global recognition on networks such as the BBC, NBC, Washington post, and more.
Though she has a love for classical music, Mia’s true joy comes from playing her electric violin. She believes wholeheartedly inbreaking 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 attending college in Boston, including a Celtic band 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.