Asuka Ito is an internationally known composer, orchestrator, and arranger. She has dedicated her entire life to her passion for music, movies, and video games.
Born into a family who worked in international business, Asuka traveled often throughout her childhood. Not long after beginning her training in Tokyo, Asuka moved with her family to France, Turkey, and New York (U.S.) and was exposed to Classical, Middle Eastern, and Jazz music. For Asuka, these diverse cultural approaches to music were a major inspiration.
Immediately after graduating University, Asuka was hired as an in-house composer for Nintendo.Co.ltd., where she began work with Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto and Mr. Koji Kondo, the legendary producer and composer of Super Mario and Zelda series. These experiences led to her being chosen to score major Nintendo games such as Super Smash Bros. WiiU, Pilotwings Resort 3DS, Tomodachi Life 3DS, Rhythm Heaven Wii/3DS/DS, and Style Savvy: Trendsetters 3DS.
Her high level of artistry combined with her understanding of multicultural challenges helped her lead projects to great success in American, European, and Asian markets.
Her passion for cinema and her ability to craft powerful evocative soundtracks then inspired Asuka to move to Los Angeles in 2014 and to establish herself as a creative force in the Hollywood film industry. Her work thus far includes composing tracks for Apple.Inc iOS app "Clips", composing for the award winning animated film “Jibi” (director Gregory Chen), orchestrating for “Kung Fu Yoga” (starring Jackie Chan), arranging for “The Healer” (starring Camilla Luddington), and orchestrating for the live performance of “Hans Zimmer Live Tour 2016-2017.” She is the winner of Best Original Score for an animated film “JIBi” at Asians on Film Festival 2016 Winter quarter, and a nominee of Outstanding Contribution - Newcomer of Annual Game Music Awards 2011, among many other awards and nominations.
Asuka currently resides in Los Angeles. She speaks English, French, and Japanese.