Zakhar Valaha

Violinist, String Arranger

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I am a violinist, arranger. Working as a string arranger in the Ukrainian Film Industry.

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My name is Zakhar Valaha. I am a violinist, arranger and composer. I have been engaged in violin since 6 years of age. I received higher education as a classical musician also I have great practical experience in groups in the style of pop, jazz rock, blues, folk and gospel. I am currently working as an arranger in the Ukrainian cinema industry.
I have a home studio with good installation, always ready to go! The soft, exclusive sound of my custom-made violin will add a truly professional sound to your project. I will be glad to help you raise your project to a new level. I look forward to collaborating with you!
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40 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar is one of the best arrangers and improvisers I’ve ever worked with and I’ve worked with the best symphonies in the world. He’s incredibly talented.

  2. Review by Nian T.
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    Zakhar delivered the perfect strings for my project! Beautiful playing and clear sound.

  3. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar did an amazing job as usual! A tremendously talented player and arranger and a wonderful person!!!

  4. Review by Charlie R.
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    Zakhar composed and recorded another beautiful string section on a relaxed pop song of mine. Great communication and strings - highly recommended to all! Thank you Zakhar!

  5. Review by Adrien G.
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    Zakhar always goes above and beyond and shows a great musicanship in all his performances. I highly recommend working with him.

  6. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Always an awesome experience working with Zakhar! I can’t recommend him highly enough!

  7. Review by Christos Dantis
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    Wow,this guy actually made me an incredible string section arrangement on his own, with almost no guidance.
    Great Violin player,very good arranger,great solo too,didnt need any revision.
    I'm sure we'll work again!

  8. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar continues to amaze me with his exceptional talent! His improvising skills are world class! He also happens to be a wonderful and kind person!

  9. Review by Diogo S.
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    Zakhar is a precise string ninja. He was also very polite, easy to work with and sent me very well recorded strings. Definitely recommend.

  10. Review by Han
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    It's our pleasure working with Zakhar!! Always provides our high-quality recordings!!

  11. Review by Adrien G.
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    Pitch perfect and amazing playing as always.

  12. Review by Adrien G.
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    Amazing performance, Zakhar is a true professionnal and my go to violinist.

  13. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar’s attention to detail never goes unappreciated. He always adds something special and brings the material to the next level. I love the Z man!!!

  14. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar is not only an extremely talented and gifted violinist, he is also a genuine and wonderful person to work with!

  15. Review by Leonard R.
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    Zakhar was super easy to work with. He asks lots of questions to make sure he's working in the right direction. Love his attention to detail!

  16. Review by Gerard S.
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    Zakhar did a very beautiful string arrangement for our song and literarily recorded a full orchestra! Friendly communication, very professional, great result.

  17. Review by Paul C.
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    Amazingly quick turnaround, great communication and an absolute bargain when you consider the quality being provided.
    Thanks Zakhar!

  18. Review by Alexey P.
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    Great pleasure working with Zakhar! Super professional!

  19. Review by Charlie R.
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    Another great track with Zakhar - 10/10!

  20. Review by Charlie R.
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    Zakhar did a fantastic job of adding a string section to a pop song of mine! Highly recommended to all, thank you Zakhar! A++++

  21. Review by Alexey P.
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    Great musician!

  22. Review by Adrien G.
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    As usual, gorgeous tone and quick turnaround. He managed to understand the piece and record it beautifully despite the many mistakes contained in the score I provided him. I'm sure to work with him everytime.

  23. Review by Sean F.
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    Top quality as always! sounded amazing off the bat from the first demo. Super fast turnaround too :)

  24. Review by Craig C.
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    Even better than I'd hoped for. Zakhar truly was able to give the song that last touch it needed to get it to where Iwanted it to be. Fast, professional, and that indefinable "ear" for hearing just what the song needs. A complete pro!

  25. Review by Han Z.
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    Its great pleasure working with Zakhar! He is a very telented musician!!!

  26. Review by Timur S.
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    Very high quality, fast turnaround, going extra mile.
    Highly recommend and looking forward to work together on the next songs.

  27. Review by Sean F.
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    Zakhar was incredible to work with! Super fast turnaround time and he pretty much nailed it first try. Not only is he an excellent player, but he also has an incredible ear for what the track needs and recorded some extra melodies/harmonies that really enhanced the piece.

    If I could give this guy 6 stars, I would. A future Hans Zimmer right here :)

  28. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zakhar is an incredibly gifted and versatile violinist. There is nothing he can't play - from square dance to Stravinsky! You won't be disappointed!

  29. Review by Timur S.
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    Incredible talent, quick turnaround, goes extra mile.

  30. Review by Timur S.
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    Very fast turnaround, highly skilled professional.

  31. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Another amazing experience working with Zahkar. Highly recommended!!!

  32. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    Zahkar is an incredible violin player who is easy to work with and delivers expressive world class performances. I'm going to start a new project with him right away.

  33. Review by Erik Nickerson
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    I've been looking for a violinist that can play with great expression, make quality recordings, and use his/her musical intuition to fill in the blanks when I don't have time to write in all the dynamic details in sheet music. My search is over- Zakhar is my new go-to violinist for SoundBetter projects. He's excellent. Very highly recommended.

  34. Review by Adrien G.
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    I couldn't stress enough how happy I was to work with him. Beautiful tone and interpretation, pitch perfect, he understands perfectly what the music needs. I've worked with dozens of violinists in the past, but as long as Zakhar will be around I'm done looking for anybody else. Дякую!

  35. Review by Matthew Flowers
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    What a fantastic player! He was super receptive of my feedback and gave me a stellar performance. Awesome!!

  36. Review by Peter D.
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    Use Zakhar, he gets it. He listens, is extremely musical and sensitive to what he hears. I would definitely use him again.

  37. Review by Alex K.
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    Highest quality, super fast turnaround. Highly recommended!

  38. Review by Roman Kostiuk
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    Zakhar is an incredible musician! Not only is he an excellent player, but he also has an incredible ear for what the track needs,
    If I could give this guy 6 stars, I would.
    Highly recommended to all.

  39. Review by James Violeen
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    Excellent arranger and violinist. Always a professional
    approach , great ideas, and zero misunderstandings with this guy. Can't say enough good things, HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  40. Review by WINTERSMITH
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    Zakhar is the consumate professional musician. His artistry is impeccable and he is such a great guy to work with as well. If you are looking for the absolute best of the best when it comes to playing and arranging, look no further. Zakhar is your only choice!

Interview with Zakhar Valaha

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Recording live violin, viola, string section, string arrangement, writing music for movies, series, advertising.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a home studio with a good installation, always ready to go! The soft, exclusive sound of my custom-made violins will add your project to a truly professional sound.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Solo Performance and String Arrangement

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I'm engaged in violin since 6 years of age. I received higher education as classical musician but I have great practical experience in groups in the style of pop, jazz rock, blues, folk and gospel. I am currently working as arranger in the Ukrainian cinema industry, as well as a leader and soloist of the chamber orchestra - «Cantabile».

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: 100% Money Back Guarantee!!! Unlimited revision (within reasonable limits :-))

  13. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  14. A: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/135666-arranger--composer--engineer https://soundbetter.com/profiles/17197-alex

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