Twenty-four-year-old Mia Orosco, is a recognized classical violinist in addition to a multiple state and national fiddle champion. Mia grew up in Lorena, Texas and began studying classical violin at age 6. She soon began studying violin with Dr. Eka Gogichashvili and fiddle with Joey McKenzie. She spent 2013 and 2016 with the NRO and has been doing amazing things since!
In her high school years, Mia was accepted to the Texas All-State Symphony three times and won the Waco Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. In 2011, Mia was featured on the classical radio show “From the Top” which features the top young classical musicians in the nation. She also won the Texas State Junior Fiddle Championship, the Colorado State Junior Fiddle Championship, the Western Open Fiddle Championship, the National Junior Fiddle Championship, and at age 19, won the Grand National Fiddle Championship, becoming the youngest female to ever do so.
Mia has performed and soloed with many ensembles around the country including the National Repertory Orchestra, the American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, and the Round Top Festival Institute Orchestra as concertmaster. Mia is also a substitute violinist with America’s Orchestral Academy, the New World Symphony.
Since playing with the NRO in 2016, Mia has been pursuing a master’s degree at Indiana University, begun work as a recording studio artist in Indianapolis, and is working towards an orchestral job. After winning the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest, Mia will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018.
Of her time with the NRO Mia says, “My NRO experience prepared me in the best way possible for my future music endeavors. The musicians inspired me and taught me so much about being a dynamic player, the community showed me how to truly support the arts, and the music showed me the importance of sharing these beautiful works of art with audiences. I loved every minute of my summers with the NRO and cannot thank the organization enough for my experience there!”