Richard Curran

Session string player/arranger

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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 15 years experience of remote sessions.
Live appearances include:
Wembley Arena
Montreux Jazz festival
V festival
Greenbelt festival
Ronnie Scotts
Mean Fiddler

Album credits include:
Camelphat
Bert Jansch
Steve Tilston
Maggie Boyle
Corner Shop
Angie Palmer
Lowes
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). Matthew Chastney (Ivor Novello nominee).

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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

120 Reviews - 24 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Josh
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    Once again Richard crushed it! Thank you Richard!

  2. Review by Ethan H.
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    Richard was a pleasure to work with and produced very high quality results! Would definitely recommend

  3. Review by Josh
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    Richard is exceptional and is quickly becoming a very important part of my productions. His tasteful adds style and vibe to what I am doing. His execution of the parts is second to none! in time in tune and in the groove! I highly recommend Richard for your next recording if you want great strings!

  4. Review by Oliver K.
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    Richard is the gold standard of string recording and performance. I have been fortunate enough to work with Richard on various projects ranging from folk music to pop and he hits the nail on the head every time.
    You honestly couldn't get a better and more professional person on a job. Clean multi tracked recordings promptly delivered and fantastic communication. I can't wait to get Richard on the next set of songs I am working on.

  5. Review by Josh
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    Richard is a true pro with excellent intonation and musical intuition, very tasteful player.
    Excellent work ethic always gets the project done in a timely manner

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    RICHARD is quickly becoming an important part of My productions.
    His creativity and instincts of what to play are amazing. His nation is superb, and his work ethic is spot on. He delivers top quality parts in a reasonable amount of time.
    I look forward to doing more work with Richard in the future

  7. Review by Jamie Mac
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    Richard was absolutely incredible. Fully realised my vision and everything was played and recorded to a superb quality. Exceptional!!!

  8. Review by Mario R.
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    2nd song with Richard. Beautiful tracks that fit right into the song with minimal EQ or processing. Super easy to work with and willing to go the extra mile to get you exactly what you're looking for. Thanks again, Richard!

  9. Review by Mario Rossi
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    Richard does great work! Very good communications and his playing was wonderful! I highly recommend him!!

  10. Review by Marina Bennett
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    Richard was an absolutely phenomenal musician to work with! His skills are top level and his performance added the exact magic I was looking for in my song. I couldn't be happier with how the string cello and viola parts turned out, he's an absolutely incredibly talented musician and he's extremely professional and kind. Thank you so much Richard, I'm looking forward to working together again on future projects!

    Marina

  11. Review by Josh
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    Richard is the man! his ideas are perfect. his playing is spot on!

  12. Review by Pavel
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    Richard is a great musician. He recorded strings on 3 tracks. He's a top-notch player and his instruments sound beautiful. His professionalism throughout the process and attention to detail are also remarkable.

    He began by carefully listening to my mockups, clarifying every detail before starting the recording process. Richard listened to my feedback and adjusted the parts accordingly. His communication is crystal clear, and I knew what to expect and when. I truly enjoyed our collaboration!

  13. Review by Genesis R.
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    Amazing as always! :) This review might be short, but I've done more than 10 songs with Richard, so this fact alone tells you how great he his!

  14. Review by Brad C.
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    Fantastic job as always! Delivery quicker than expected as well. Richard remains one of my go-to session players for any string work I have!

  15. Review by Bruce Driscoll
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    The best string arranger around. What else can you say? Hire Richard because your song will thank you.

  16. Review by Brad Couture
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    Richard consistently proves to be my go-to guy for anything string tracking! Excellent work and great attention to detail.

  17. Review by Josh
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    Top notch musician.
    He knew the perfect parts to play.
    Exceeding my expectations.

  18. Review by Genesis R.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Richard. Simply the best! :)

  19. Review by Anastasia I.
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    Thanks again for amazing solos for my songs! Nice working with you)

  20. Review by Ola
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    Richard is amazing to work with. Talented, great communication, professional, delivers very quickly and is clearly a really lovely guy. It’s been a lovely experience to work with him and I hope to work with him again soon.

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  • Neumann U87
  • AKG C414
  • Rode NT1a
  • Avalon Vt737sp preamp
  • Protools
  • English violin c1810 John Betts
  • German violin c1850
  • French violin c1890
  • German cello c1880
  • modern cello
  • modern viola
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