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past players

Yoshihiro Kawagoe(Pf) 2003~2021

Kaori Tsutsui(Cla,Rec) 2003~2021

Misa Kitatsuji(Vn) 2003~2005

Miki Fujimoto(Vn) 2005~2006

Kyoko Ito(Vn) 2006~2010

Tei Sena(Vn) 2010~2021

Takeshi Nishimura(G) 2018~2021

In 1988, the Japanese composer Yoh Ohyama created the group "Asturias". While using the sound programming technique and multitrack recording, he mixes acoustic instruments and electronic instruments to increase the expressiveness of his music. Thus, he won a success not only in the field of Progressive Rock but also in the New Age, which earned him the nickname "Mike Oldfield Japanese". Three albums were then produced by the King Reccord Cryme label: "Circle in the Forest", "Brilliant Streams" and "Cryptogam Illusion".

In 2003, resuming his activities, he founded the group "Acoustic Asturias" (guitar, piano, violin, clarinet and recorder) The following year a concert followed by the release of the mini-album "Bird Eyes View" raised again a lot of interest from its fans around the world.

In 2005, Acoustic Asturias is invited to participate in Mexico in the biggest progressive rock festival in the world: "Baja Prog 2005" and the following year by festivals in France and Italy, each time receiving an enthusiastic welcome.

In November 2006, he signed with the major label "avex io" and released a new album: "Marching Glasse on the Hill". Acoustic Asturias is known for its unique melodic and expressive style, and in 2011 released a new album: "Legend of Gold Wind".

In May 2019, Acoustic Asturias  join "ProgSud" and France tour.


In August 2022, activities will resume under a new system.

Yoh Ohyama (gut guitar),
Saori Hoshino (violin),
Towa Kitagawa (piano),
Mayumi Sano (cello),

Taishi Sekiguchi (piano)


Yoh Ohyama
Gut Guitar
Saori Hoshino
Towa Kitagawa
Mayumi Sano
Taishi Sekiguchi

Photo by Tatuya Sakai / Atsushi Hiratsuka

Yoh Ohyama (GutGuitar)
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He works as a sound engineer, composer, makes arrangements for Japanese singers, video games etc.

In 1987 he created "Asturias" and in 2004 he founded the group "Acoustic Asturias" with musicians,

a progressive rock style with classical chamber music.

In 2008 his album multitrack recording "Jyurei" was produced and he founded "Multi Asturias". In 2009 he founded "Electric Asturias"
Currently he is doing his activities with three groups of Asturias and reunited "Acoustic Asturias" with brand new players.

Saori Hoshino (Violin)
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Her careers started since she graduated from Kunitachi Colledge of Music Senior High school and Kunitachi Colledge of Music with the top hornors degree winning Takeoka Award.

In 2011, her solo recital was held at Wien Hall organized by All Japan Art Association and finished her master's degree from Toho Gakuen Graduate School 3 years after.

In 2015, she released "Piazzolla for Two" from T-toc Records and two years later her first album "Overdose". In 2020, she founded violin and 8-string guitar duo "soLi" and released their first album from Walküre Records.

Now she's working as a freelance musician and as a teacher in Kunitachi Colledge of Music Elementary School.
She's playing in various kind of genres in soundtrack of games or TV shows and also starts working as a composer too.

Towa Kitagawa (Piano)
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She graduated in composition at the Toho Gakuen Graduate School and started her career as a member of piano trio

"Trussonic" to pursue her music itself.

She expanded her live activities attracting various kinds of musical fans' support. In 2016, she has released five albums following her debut.

In 2018, the piece "Biorhythm" recorded in her 2nd album reached final candidate among more than ten thousands pieces at International Songwriting Competition. And she founded "Morphine Desert -trio acoustic-, her first time acoustic trio ensemble in 2021.

Mayumi Sano (Cello)
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Born in Kobe. He graduated from Musashino College of Music. His motto is to be genre-less, and he focuses on live performances and support for various genres and formations.
His activities are wide-ranging, including various recordings, events, and performances at various facilities.
In 2011, he participated in the recording of Square Enix's game "Final Fantasy 13-2".
In 2013, the string quartet “Tamayura” was formed, and the first album “Daiichiwa” was released in 2022.

In 2015, he formed the duo "Arukou" with pianist Sayaka Kishi and released two albums.
In 2017, he performed at Busan JAPAN WEEK in South Korea with the Sakura Project, a combination of Japanese and Western instruments.

Taishi Sekiguchi (Piano)
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He started playing the violin and piano at the age of 5, and went through the elementary, junior high, and high schools affiliated with

Kunitachi College of Music, graduating from Kunitachi College of Music at the top of her class (violin) and winning the Yatabe Prize.

He completed a master's degree at the same university. He won 1st place at the 12th Beeten Music Competition National Piano General B1 Division

and 2nd Place at the General Violin A1 Division National Competition.

He is active as a piano and violin concerto soloist, chamber music, and piano accompaniment, and has recently participated in many theatrical accompaniments for movies, dramas, anime, games, etc.
He performed as a pianist at Megurine Luka's 10th anniversary event "Fabulous∞Cruising".

Contains the Dr. Devious Platinum AX W series "New Encounters" edition violin.
He studied piano with Michiko Yamagata, Reiko Arai, Yuko Asayama, and Kayo Miki, and violin with Yoshiko Sensyu, Hiroaki Ozeki, Tomohiro Okumura, Masafumi Hori, Akihiro Miura, and Takashi Aoki.

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