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 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. 

Previous Work

Asano has shared the stage with notable performers such as Dragonforce, MALINDA, Grace Kelly, Lindsey Stirling, and as a solo artist selling out her two debut Boston shows in August 2022.

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.

Mia Asano performs her debut shows in Boston featuring tiktok bagpiper Ally the Piper

Current Projects

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.

Social Media Stats

Social media

Mia's social media numbers have grown rapidly since she began posting in December 2020. She now has over 2 million followers across platforms, with tens of millions of collective video views on each site.

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@miaasanomusic I’m back! Happy Monday y’all 🌞• thought this trend needed some electric violin #nickelback #shekeepsmeup #electricviolin #trend ♬ She Keeps Me Up - Nickelback

The power of collaboration!

Here are some of Mia's top collaborations over the last year!
@miaasanomusic We’re baaaaack! Master of Puppets by @metallica because we all love Stranger things! With @Tina Guo @Kiki: Daily Metal Guitar Riffs @Grace Kelly #metallica #masterofpuppets #strangerthings #eddiemunson Video: @Pasha Riger ♬ original sound - Mia Asano • Violin

Mia Asano, Tina Guo, Kiki Wong and Grace Kelly

This epic collab came together in September of 2022 with the four musicians forming to create the supergroup dubbeed Ramenstein (a humorous take on German industrial metal group Rammstein) The girls covered Rammstein's Deutschland, Metallica's Master of Puppets (gaining recognition from Metallica themselves) and have a Blackpink music video coming out later in 2023!

MALINDA and Ally the Piper

This collaboration came together while Mia and Ally were guests on tour with folk singer and social media star MALINDA in April 2022. While collaborating together frequenetly on an individual basis, the three musicians decided to come together and play Tangled's Kingdom Dance, garnering millions of views on social media.

@miaasanomusic Reply to @rainbowstooz Here you go! Thank you so much @dragonforce #throughthefireandflames #dragonforce #hermanli #violin ♬ original sound - Mia Asano • Violin

DragonForce

After her viral cover of Through the Fire and Flames caught the eye of DragonForce guitarist and frontman Herman Li, Mia was invited to perform with the band at their Massachusetts show at the Worcester Palladium in April 2022. Initially partaking in their "Farming Simulator" segment, Asano was unexpectedly asked to accompany the band during their encore number of the legendary song Through the Fire and Flames