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).

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

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

76 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Genesis R.
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    Another great song with Richard! :) As always, a pleasure to with him.

  2. Review by Bruce Driscoll
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    There is no one better at adding emotion to a song via real strings than Richard. A wonderful musician who provides organized, well recorded tracks.

  3. Review by Julie L.
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    Always a pleasure to work with!!

  4. Review by Genesis R.
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    Beautiful work as always :)

  5. Review by Genesis R.
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    Richard is an exceptional musician. I've worked with him in the past and now we're starting a whole project together. Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Paul Di Benedetto
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    Richard has done it again!!!
    This is my 3rd time working with him...and as always, he delivers!
    For my latest project he created a beautiful orchestral arrangement for one of my pop songs... it is stunningly beautiful and I'm so happy with the result!
    I've highly recommended Richard to other friends too!
    Thanks once again - especially for your patience this time around!
    Look forward to working with you on my next project!!!

  7. Review by Eli L.
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    Just finished our second project with Richard and absolutely knocked it out of the park - yet again!

  8. Review by Julie L.
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    Another fantastic job by Richard, always a pleasure to work with!!

  9. Review by Julie L.
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    Very professional, always great to work with Richard!

  10. Review by Julie L.
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    Another great job, easy to work with! Highly recommend!

  11. Review by Julie L.
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    Another great job!!! :-)

  12. Review by Julie L.
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    Quality strings, always a pleasure to work with!

  13. Review by Genesis R.
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    I've been working with Richard for a few projects now and each of them went very smoothly! Great communication and very talented :)

  14. Review by Julie L.
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    Another fantastic job by Richard, always a pleasure to work with!

  15. Review by Charlie B.
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    Incredibly responsive and professional. Richard is a class act. The parts he recorded for me sound incredible. Really precise. I am extremely happy with the experience and creative output.

  16. Review by George K.
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    Great communication, we love what he was able to arrange for our project. Highly recommend!

  17. Review by Anatoly F.
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    Richard is absolutely the best.
    A talented composer and musician who has helped us to create a masterpiece of our song.
    The collaboration was perfect as well.
    We are looking forward for starting next project with Richard.

  18. Review by Jon Will
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    If you need strings for pop music Richard is the guy to go to. He nailed the brief first go. No revisions needed. Professionalism and communication at a world class standard. One man string section. Would highly recommend and will work with again in the future.

  19. Review by Andrew U.
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    Fantastic communication and great results, Richard is a joy to work with!

  20. Review by James Leeds
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    I worked with Richard for the sixth times and can’t recommend him enough!👌 Excellent communication, great string arrangement ideas, high quality production and delivery always in time. Highly recommended!

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  • German cello c1880
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