Richard Curran

Session string player

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I'm a remote session string player (violin, viola and cello) with 30 years album, TV, film and video game soundtrack experience, including work for award winning composers Richard G Mitchell (Royal Society of television), David Mitcham (Emmy) and Ian Livingstone (Ivor Novello), Justine Barker (Best Composer, Underwire Film Festival).

I provide remote, high quality recording of full strings including violin, viola and cello. I have my own purpose built recording studio and a variety of instruments that can be multitracked to provide a full section sound, recorded as solo instruments or in small ensemble.
If you have an existing string arrangement I can work from a score, midi or audio. I can also arrange strings for your piece.
As a soloist I have experience in a wide range of genres including classical, folk, roots, blues, country and rock. I am comfortable improvising or reading parts.
I have 9 years experience of remote sessions.
Live appearances include:
Wembley Arena
Montreux Jazz festival
V festival
Greenbelt festival
Ronnie Scotts
Mean Fiddler
Album credits include:
Bert Jansch
Steve Tilston
Maggie Boyle
Corner Shop
Angie Palmer
As well as session working alongside Albert Lee, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks and numerous others.
Film, TV, Game and Library music credits include Justine Barker for primetime BBC drama Casualty and work for award winning composers Richard G Mitchell (Royal Television Society award), David Mitcham (Emmy), Ian Livingstone (Ivor Novello award).

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Richard Curran
  • Cornershop
  • Cornershop
  • Sabaton
  • Sabaton
  • Sabaton
  • Jennifer Sawdon
  • Jennifer Sawdon
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Bailey
  • Bailey
  • Angie Palmer
  • Angie Palmer
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Cornershop
  • Rick Guard
  • Rick Guard
  • Bert Jansch
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Steve Tilston
  • Bert Jansch
  • Buchanan
  • Buchanan

29 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Julie L.
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    Another fantastic job, looking forward to working with Richard again!!

  2. Review by Julie L.
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    Great to work with and wonderful string work. Will definitely work with Richard again!!

  3. Review by Julie L.
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    Richard is great to work with and the cello track on this sounded fantastic!

  4. Review by Julie L.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Richard, great playing and easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend!

  5. Review by Marcel Clarkson
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    It was such a pleasure working Richard.He 's an extremely talented, versatile and creative musician. Incredibly patient, helpful and easy to communicate with. I look forward to working with him again.

  6. Review by Bruce D.
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    Richard is an exceptional arranger with an amazing feel. I’m always blown away by his work.

  7. Review by Paul Di Benedetto
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    This was my second time to call on Richard & his incredible strings for my original song. I call him my "string guy" to all my producers.
    Again, he was a pleasure to work with - easy to communicate with, very open to my suggestions/ideas/changes & intuitive as to what I was trying to describe musically. I HIGHLY recommend him & will absolutely be returning again for my next song shortly. Thank you Richard!! You're amazing!

  8. Review by Ron Kramer
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    Richard was a pleasure to work with. Great communication and high quality results. I look forward to working with him again!

  9. Review by Deniz S.
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    Great communication and beautifully played & recorded instruments. Thank you so much for putting your time, experience and feelings to the song!

  10. Review by Walton G.
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    Richard was the consummate professional and did an exceptional job in both his performance and communication. I'm very happy with the results and will work with him again.

  11. Review by RazNitzan
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    One more successful project with Richard - an amazing artist that knows how to deliver a proper strings arrangement! Thank you!

  12. Review by Angelo
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    Phenomenal working with Richard. 10/10 experience and fantastic quality.

  13. Review by Paul B.
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    Richard was an absolute pleasure to work with. A great communicator, very professional, responsive & amazingly talented. He has recorded a beautiful string section for my original song. I provided him with a basic score from my producer which he enhanced, along with writing extra parts & also allowed me to collaborate & incorporate my own ideas. The results were exquisite.

    I HIGHLY recommend him & will be back for my next song!

  14. Review by Mark D'Angelo
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    A one stop string shop - fantastic playing couldn't be happier

  15. Review by Oz W.
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    Richard was absolutely fantastic, I cannot recommend him highly enough! From start to finish he was professional and quick, suggested amendments, sent over a rough MIDI draft before recording the real thing. His strings were both beautifully played and well recorded, and was perfect for the project. I will definitely look to work with him for future projects too. Thanks!

  16. Review by RazNitzan
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    Third project with Richard! Good communication, fantastic arrangements, beautiful deep and emotional music, highly recommended - no brainer!

  17. Review by Bruce D.
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    You'd be hard pressed to find anyone better at arranging and playing. Richard is superb.

  18. Review by Símun D.
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    Was amazing working with Richard! Good and professionel musician

  19. Review by Bruce D.
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    Top notch string arranger and great communicator. I highly recommend him.

  20. Review by RazNitzan
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    Second project together! Richard simply delivers the highest quality. Beautiful music, perfectly recorded carried by a well crafted arrangement. Highly recommended!

  21. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Another great job from Richard. Managed my expectations with time and delivered ahead of schedule. Looking forward to working with him again!

  22. Review by RazNitzan
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    Creative, delivers beautiful results. We are definitely very pleased! Thank you!

  23. Review by MattGordon
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    Completed everything in a timely manner. Super easy to work with, patient, and helped me bring my idea to life!

  24. Review by Jeremy T.
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    Richard recorded strings for a song of mine - I was very pleased with the result - he produced great sounding recordings well ahead of schedule. Definitely to be recommended.

  25. Review by Jamal P.
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    Better then I could have ever imagined, thank you! Very speedy work but also well done.

  26. Review by Andrew
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    Richard is very professional and a great communicator. His turn around time was fast and the recordings he supplied were great. He is very talented and I looking forward to working with him again in the future.

  27. Review by Reuven S.
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    It was a real pleasure working with Richard. Not only did he supply some high quality recordings, but he also shared some great insights and was very communicative.
    Thanks for helping me take my song to the next level.

  28. Review by Pammie
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    Absolutely exceptional working with Richard.

    He really put some high quality magic into my song and is so very talented. Highly recommend.

    Many thanks. Will be ordering again and again and again.

  29. Review by Alan Gregson
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    Richard is an extraordinarily gifted musician. I've worked with many violinists, viola players and cellists down the years and Richard is my favourite in all three categories! His playing has expression and soul that will bring your music to life. He exhibits an attention to detail that means I can always rely on him to bring out the best in my compositions and arrangements. Highly recommended!

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Gear Highlights
  • AKG C414
  • Rode NT1a
  • Avalon Vt737sp preamp
  • Protools
  • German violin c1850
  • French violin c1890
  • German cello c1880
  • modern cello
  • modern viola
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