Miu Sato is a New York-based Japanese composer and pianist with a strong passion towards film scoring and musical theatre. A strong believer in the power of storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices, Miu is a diligent collaborator that enjoys exploring various sound palettes. She is known for her versatile musical voice, rooted in the classical realm and shaped by her unique exposure to various cultures.
She began training classically from a young age following the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), passing the Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (ARSM) with Distinction at the age of 14. She was also awarded a Diploma in Piano Music Performance for completing her DipABRSM. Miu has composed many orchestral works, amongst which her piece Reflections was read by the NYU Orchestra in 2022. Recently, her score for BISTRO #1 (Dir. Kiana Nguyen) was heard at the FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ+ Film Festival and BIPOC Film Festival, with her score for The Informal Spread (Dir. Christian Yamane) awarded Best Original Score (Silver) at the Independent Shorts Awards.
Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Film Music Composition and is a composer for the Color of My Voice, an animated series that highlights real life stories of marginalized individuals overcoming racial injustice. She currently studies with composer John Kaefer and has previously studied with composer/orchestrator Mark Suozzo.