Eleonore Denig

String Arranger, Violinist

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Nashville- based violinist and string arranger with 10+ years of experience. Clients include Caitlyn Smith, Matthew Perryman Jones and Langhorne Slim.

Hello! I'm Eleonore. There's nothing I love more than amplifying the emotional landscape of a song through string arranging. I've been making music in Nashville for the last 14 years and have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing artists like Caitlyn Smith, Coin, Matthew Perryman Jones, Tiffany, Amy Stroup, Gabe Dixon, Langhorne Slim and Audrey Assad. While I predominantly do session work, I've also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of The Who, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Margo Price, Keith Urban, Michael Buble and Lorde.

This past year I finally took the plunge and set up a home studio. It's been so freeing to have the time & space to create. Whether you're looking for someone to record an existing arrangement, flesh out an idea or arrange & record something from scratch, I'm here for you. Please email for rates & any questions!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Eleonore Denig
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Old 97's
  • Old 97's
  • Lincoln Brewster
  • Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
  • Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
  • Skillet
  • Skillet
  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Caitie Hurst
  • Moon Taxi
  • Ben Rector
  • Chely Wright
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Paul Brandt
  • Paul Brandt
  • Stu Garrard
  • Brandon Heath
  • Matt Hammitt
  • Mandisa
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Nashville Cast
  • Nashville Cast
  • Vertical Worship
  • Unspoken
  • Greenleaf Cast
  • Audrey Assad
  • Audrey Assad
  • Margo Price
  • All Sons & Daughters
  • Gabe Dixon
  • Gabe Dixon
  • Emily West
  • Megan Slankard
  • Jill Andrews
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Langhorne Slim & the Law
  • Langhorne Slim & the Law
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Neulore
  • Neulore
  • Katie Herzig
  • Ellie Holcomb
  • Matt Maher
  • Alpha Rev
  • Alpha Rev
  • Alpha Rev
  • Jason Gray
  • Jason Gray
  • Jason Gray
  • Deer Tick
  • Jessica Campbell
  • Caitlin Rose
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Group 1 Crew
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Sugar + the Hi-Lows
  • Sugar + the Hi-Lows
  • Marc Broussard
  • Ben Rector
  • Ben Rector
  • Matt Maher
  • Katie Herzig
  • Amy Stroup
  • Amy Stroup
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Megan McCormick
  • Third Day
  • The Parting Gifts
  • Andrew Belle
  • Griffin House
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Paul Brandt
  • Paul Brandt
  • Shawn McDonald
  • Taylor Mathews
  • Taylor Mathews
  • Taylor Mathews
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Noel
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Citizen Way
  • Cody Fry
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Joseph Lemay
  • Joseph Lemay
  • Brooke Annibale
  • The Vespers
  • The Vespers
  • Skillet
  • K.S. Rhoads
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Kellen of Troy
  • Van Soest
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Monica Allison

Interview with Eleonore Denig

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

  2. A: I create string arrangements and do remote tracking for my clients. I also contract for larger sessions with multiple players.

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

  4. A: Pretty much anything that Rob Moose touches is gold in my book. I'm constantly inspired by the amazing string players in the Nashville community...everyone has their own unique expertise!

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work in Protools with a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Pre. I use a close mic & room mic.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: It entirely depends on what a client needs. Typically though, a client will send me an mp3 with a rough or final vocal (if applicable) and will tell me a little about what they're looking for mood-wise, how big of a section sound they want, give me specific musical references and a time frame for when they want work completed. Sometimes clients will have mock strings already in as a guide and sometimes I'm arranging from scratch. I've also created arrangements to demos with only a vocal & tempo map and had things built around strings. It's entirely subjective!

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I always want to bring a human quality to a track. Be it giving a song heightened emotional drive or giving an otherwise beat/synth heavy song an organic feel.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening and knowing when NOT to play.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: It's really across the board...pop, rock, singer songwriter, country, folk/americana...

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Always listen to the vocal.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Tie between D'Angelo and Paul McCartney. Both have a very distinct, iconic style to production and their catalogs speak for themselves. The musicians around them are the best in the business and I'd love to push myself to rise to the occasion. Honorable mention: Alain Johannes.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Duende...achy, lush, moody, emotional

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

  22. A: I went to Belmont University for Commercial Music Violin Performance. While I was there, I played around with bands and did session work. I discovered I had a deep love for coming up with my own parts. 10 years after graduating, I'm still arranging and playing on records!

  23. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  24. A: Trusting an arrangers vision is important, but seeing your ideas through to fruition takes precedence. We work for you! If you have specific ideas of what you want & musical references, we are all ears.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: How do you want this song to feel? What's your turnaround time?

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: That what other instruments aren't important when writing a string arrangement. More often than not, if the other players are great at what they do, my work is easy.

  29. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  30. A: A few projects for a producer friend of mine, Cason Cooley.

Terms Of Service

Turn-around: 2-4 days for string stems, up to 7 days for arrangements. Additional costs for more than 1 revision for arranging projects, for any cello tracking or for songs longer than 4 minutes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Amy Stroup
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
Gear Highlights
  • Protools
  • Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 Pre
  • two very old and awesome violins
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