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Miu Sato is a New York-based Japanese composer for film, multimedia, and musical theatre and pianist. A strong believer in the power of storytelling and highlighting underrepresented voices, Miu is a diligent collaborator that enjoys exploring various sound palettes. With a strong background in classical piano, she gravitates towards piano and orchestral writing that are shaped by lyrical melodies, bittersweet harmonies and moving counterlines. Being a third culture individual, she enjoys incorporating her unique exposure to various cultures and experiences in her works. 


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.


Her scores have been heard in film festivals such as the FilmOut San Diego LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Silicon Valley AAPI Film Festival, New York Indie Theatre Film Festival, and San Diego Asian Film Festival, with her score for The Informal Spread (Dir. Christian Yamane) awarded Best Original Score (Silver) at the Independent Shorts Awards. She also made her off-off-Broadway debut co-composing for a new original musical in development titled Neverland Never Ends.


Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Theory and Composition for Screen Scoring at NYU, and is a recipient of the Alan Menken Scholarship. She currently studies with 5-time Emmy Award Winning Composer Jamie Lawrence and has previously studied with Composer/Orchestrator Mark Suozzo and Composer John Kaefer.

Professional affiliations: the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

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