MariaGrig

Violinist, violist, arranger

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I am a Russian violinist, Berklee Alumni and the winner of numerous international competitions who performs/arranges/composes music in many different styles. My experience includes performing and recording strings for songs, fashion shows, adverts, games and films. Working as an online musician for 10 years and have done more than 3000 sessions.

I'm offering various gigs including real violin/viola/cello/string quartet/string quintet recordings/arrangements with various amount of takes for each part (solo or orchestral overdub). Can play written sheet music or improvise original part.

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

122 Reviews - 35 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sandra S.
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    Lovely addition to my track. Excellent work and very professional.

  2. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria created and performed a spectacular, high-energy string suite that completely captured the spirit of an era - just as requested. It's grand. It's confident. It's fast. It's rich. It's powerful. It's masterful. It's also beautiful. I think Maria truly outdid herself on this one - no easy feat. Thank you, Maria, for sharing your talent with me.

  3. Review by Micah V.
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    I've worked with Maria on a few songs and have been blown away every time. Great sound quality, performance, and arrangement. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Jens L.
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    Maria is brilliant. She's a very skilled but also creative player. The communication was fast and she didn't miss a single deadline. Looking forward to working more with her in the future.

  5. Review by Dylan B.
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    Once again perfectly what I was looking for!
    It wasn't a long track, but her viola play made it incredible nonetheless!
    Top quality, very quick, looking forward to work with Maria again!

  6. Review by Micah V.
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    Fast turnaround. extremely good sound quality and very organized file delivery. Will definitely be reaching out again. If you want strings on your project i really doubt you'll find better

  7. Review by AJ Rivlin
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    Maria did a perfect job on my song. She played beautifully and her choices were spot on, even the sound quality of her recordings were top level. Really skilled in every way.

  8. Review by andres
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    Maria is amazing. I'm very happy with the recordings she just did for me and she worked super fast - she sent me the files for 2 tracks only 24h after we confirmed the job. What a pleasure to work with such a talented and professional musician. I will definitely be working more with her!

  9. Review by Sean P.
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    Carefully crafted tracks as always! Maria is a gift!!!!!
    Tracks like this make me more excited to mix them as they are so easy to work with!

  10. Review by Luca Saliu
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    Very responsive and reasonable fast execution time. Recommended!

  11. Review by Yu H.
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    Great!
    I like the performance very much! And also the sound quality was excellent too! I don't need any revision. Thanks Maria!

  12. Review by Joseph G.
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    Maria has an exceptional playing ability and deep understanding of tone and arrangement. She is very obliging if you need to make alterations to the initial idea!

    Thank you Maria!

  13. Review by Joey R.
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    Sounds great! Loved having both the room and close mics and a few options for takes. Thank you

  14. Review by Ori P.
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    Maria is a true superstar! She took my sample based arrangement and literally give it life! She has deliverd a high quality, accurate recording and was very communicative and quick to respond. If you're looking for a strings pro- look no further!! :))

  15. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria composed a child's violin piece to an existing song on which she performed the full string arrangement. In addition to the composition, Maria created sheet music and a video performance demo. All together this bundle of work was invaluable musical mentoring for an aspiring young violinist. Excellent work as always, Maria!

  16. Review by Tim
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    This is the second time now I've had Maria record some parts for me :) Again such a pleasure to work with her, quick turn around and a lovely performance that matched what I needed for my project perfectly.

  17. Review by Jan F.
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    Great strings for my piano track, Thank You. Jan Ove Fjeld

  18. Review by Cesc E.
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    Awesome sound quality, multiple mic positions, and perfect 10/10 interpretation from Maria, definitely will work with her again in the future!

  19. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria's string performance on my song was exceptionally well played and gorgeous. Her string arrangement/composition was truly as beautiful. Maria is a great talent and we're lucky to have her providing on SoundBetter.

  20. Review by Simon Z.
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    FAST delivery! Wow. Great playing

  21. Review by Mark T.
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    Maria is really good at what she does! Highly recommended :)

  22. Review by Lord
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    Maria provided me again with a superb string section. A really musical and quality work, as always.

  23. Review by sam
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    She delivered high quality recordings and she answers your questions or concerns very fast.

  24. Review by Jane F.
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    Maria did an amazing job on the strings for my song!! They're so beautiful and her interpretation added so much to the mood. She sent me multiple perfect takes on different microphones. Plus she was very organized in naming all the files so it was really easy to add them back to my session. Will definitely be working with her again in the future :)

  25. Review by Michael
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    Maria did an excellent job; the result sounds exquisite. Excellent experience and communication throughout.

  26. Review by Sherriff C.
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    Wonderful Cello by MariaGrig again! Thank you so much! A++++ melody line, so effective and professional. One of my best production experience. :) Look to work with her again!

  27. Review by Daniel R.
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    This is my third time working with MariaGrig. She is such a skilled player and highly professional collaborator. She will take your songs to another level. On this project, she provided me exactly what I asked for and then riffed on a few takes that are pure musicality and far superior to what I had requested. Do your songs a favor and hire this wonderful musician! Six stars.

  28. Review by Theofilos B.
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    Very good violinist, violist and cellist. She managed to record multiple takes of the passages on every instrument I needed in high quality and playing and within the given time-frame. I would gladly hire her again.

  29. Review by Vitali
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    I had an amazing experience with Maria. Her work and style was exquisite, and all the changes she proposed improved the final song considerably. I definitely recommend her for all your strings needs, as I'm sure she'll do an incredible job.

  30. Review by Mark S.
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    A true professional, very happy to work with her on several other projects too. Amazingly talented lady, could not recommend more highly enough!

  31. Review by Tim
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    Really professional, very easy to work with and very responsive also to what I needed. I will definitely be working with Maria for future projects! Oh and most importantly of course, her playing and recordings for my project was beautiful :) Thanks Maria!

  32. Review by Roy L.
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    It has been a great pleasure working with Maria. Maria is a true professional. Easy to communicate with, very quick to respond and a killer violin player. Also the recording quality was just excellent!
    I'll definitely come back again!

  33. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria delivered another exceptionally good and highly distinctive performance. I always appreciate her professionalism, her playing and the fact that she provides a preview of the final before recording. Until next time...

  34. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria did a cool little scratch track on a piece I wouldn't typically ask for strings on it. Only she could pull it off. Always the best!

  35. Review by Ania W.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Maria. She was listening to my ideas and incorporated them into the arrangement. I am very happy with her work.

  36. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria created and performed another exceptionally good and evocative piece for a very sweet song. 10 of 5 stars. She never misses. Such a joy to work with a great talent like Maria.

  37. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria did a wonderful job of string arranging and playing on this song. She has played strings on numerous songs of mine and has never disappointed - always brilliant.

  38. Review by Dylan B.
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    Maria did an incredible job and was very nice to work with, as well as very quick to deliver. I definitely recommand her! I hope to work with her again in the future! :)

  39. Review by Nick G.
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    I am running out of accolades for Maria - mainly because there just aren't enough. She did an excellent arrangement and superb playing on this ethnic pop fusion single. Perfect in every way.

  40. Review by Nick G.
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    Maria is incredibly good at what she does. In this case, she composed, arranged and played strings as part of an ensemble. Her and her team's work elevated my song to a completely different and better level. Five stars as usual.

  41. Review by Peter L.
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    Maria is a very knowledgeable and talented violinist. I worked with her on two songs, and her violin playing was excellent.

  42. Review by Peter L.
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    Maria, is very talented, helpful, quick and has a great recording set up. She provided violin solos on my song, and pretty much nailed it the first time.

    Thanks Maria!

  43. Review by David A. Molina
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    Maria was fast and nailed the part. Excellent violinist. Definitely look forward to working with her again in the near future.

  44. Review by Tommy M.
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    Maria is a great communicator and very talanted artist. She will take your project to the next level of creativity, emotion, and passion. Message her for your next project ASAP!

  45. Review by Evan M.
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    Maria is a fantastic violinist. She's super organized and delivers quality performances each take. I highly recommend working with her!

  46. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Maria gave a beautiful rendition for the climax of the movie I worked on. Been working with her for 8 project s now. Will continue to work with her.

  47. Review by Thea
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    Wonderful Playing, Professional Recordings, very quick and easy to communicate with.
    Amazing value for money.

  48. Review by Lee Y.
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    excellent quality and adhere to deadlines

  49. Review by Gabriele Cento
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    I asked Maria to record some viola track for a song of mine. She delivererd a perfect recording and very tasteful tracks played with sensibility.. Highly recommended!!

  50. Review by Daniel R.
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    This is my second time working with MariaGrig. She is the best! She delivered beautifully recorded violin and viola parts right on time (using both a ribbon and condenser mic for mixing optionality). For this project I asked her to record one improvised track (in addition to the part I had charted) and it is far better than the melody lines I had provided her. I can't wait to work with her again.

  51. Review by Arpit G.
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    Maria is awesome to work with. Talented, creative and punctual. Highly recommended!

  52. Review by Mirosław J.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Maria, very professional and wonderful artist.

  53. Review by David C.
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    Maria was fantastic to work with. Great quality performance, recordings delivered quickly and well within the budget. Even provided multiple takes and microphone positions - she really went above and beyond to deliver the best! Will be returning for future violin recordings for sure.

  54. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Maria gave a very good performance in a quartet arrangement. I will work again with her.

  55. Review by Jordan Astra
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    Maria coming through again with the strings for a track! Fast delivery as well. Thanks Maria xo

  56. Review by Sylvia N.
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    Wonderful violin parts from Maria! So grateful!

  57. Review by Mark R.
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    Very talented violinist. Great performance and the recording was very professional. Maria took some of our rough ideas, polished them up and gave us some great tracks to finish our song. Highly recommended.

  58. Review by Sylvia N.
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    Maria did an amazing job interpreting and bringing my music to life! She arranged the strings perfectly and captured more than what I asked for! Looking forward to working with her again!! Thank you so much, Maria!

  59. Review by Netanel S.
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    Amazing job and great service once again! Thanks Maria!

  60. Review by Steven C.
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    Full marks on Performance, Recording and file transfers. Professional, pleasant and generous with Alternative/Variations on parts. You will be in safe hands.

  61. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Maria provided me with an amazing performance and a beautiful string section for the Chorus of my song. It elevated the song multiple folds.
    Stunned by her musicality and artistry. _/\_

  62. Review by Davin H.
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Maria. She plays in different styles and moods and always maps out her arrangements in Midi before committing great tracks to the final composition. We will definitely be working together again.

  63. Review by Jordan Astra
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    Maria not only provided me what I needed for my track, she went above and beyond recording parts on both dynamic and condenser mics so I could have my choice of what sounded better!

    Highly recommend Maria, super easy to work with

  64. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Maria added soul to the String parts in my song. She also gave an alternate style for the last repetition of the chorus which gave a great cadence to the flow. Will definitely work again with her.

  65. Review by Matthew C.
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    Maria is an excellent musician who you can trust to provide a great performance along with perfect recording quality.

  66. Review by Florian S.
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    Maria did a great job, her playing is very precise with a pristine audio quality and it was super easy to work together. Will work again with her with no doubt!

  67. Review by Paul W.
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    She’s very patient and onto the point when revisions. Also amazing quality at amazing price!

  68. Review by Sylvia N.
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    Incredible musicianship. I love what she brought to my piece! So grateful and will definitely work with her again!

  69. Review by Brian K.
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    I love what Maria came up with. Sound so good and she was super easy to work with. Thank you, Maria!

  70. Review by Brian K.
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    Strings sound great! Love what you came up with. The whole process was super easy. Thanks so much, Maria.

  71. Review by Jon R.
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    Absolutely beautiful sound. Very easy to deal with and really happy with the result. Thanks Maria!

  72. Review by Jon Prezant
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    Maria is extremely talented. She did amazing work for a song of mine and I couldn't be happier. Amazing sound quality as well.

  73. Review by Markus S.
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    Maria is awesome, I highly recommend her!

  74. Review by Mathew
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    Maria is great!
    She's definitely our new "go to for" strings!

  75. Review by Sean P.
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    How can you complain about perfection, seriously!!

    Maria is amazing on all levels, great recording, amazing playing, amazing communication.

    100% CLASS ACT ALL AROUND!!!!

    Her playing helped get our album to #2 on the international top 100 chart.

    Maria you are a great musical gift to this world, thank you soooo much!

  76. Review by Jim A.
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    MariaGrig plays Beautifully !!!! She added more emotion to my song, Exactly what I was looking for!!!!!!!!!. She was great to work with, She took my song to another level of emotion.

    Thanks again you play beautifully, Good luck with your

  77. Review by Wallace G.
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    Great job, good communicator. Thank you, Maria.

  78. Review by Max S.
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    Maria is brilliant. It is great to have her contribute to my music. She is so easy to work with and a very talented, creative musician!

  79. Review by Fridolin N.
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    Maria is outstanding, perfect time, intonation and feel. plus the recording sounds great.

  80. Review by Sean P.
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    WOW
    Seriously amazing attention to detail, accuracy, communication and clarity of purpose.

    Elegant playing, as if she played the track direct from my mind!

    Maria's work is a dream for a producer.

    Maria is on the very top of our A list for "go-to" violin players.

  81. Review by Netanel S.
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    Super professional! Gave me everything I needed and more very fast. I definitely recommend working with Maria!

  82. Review by Joe Dexter
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    An absolutely SOULFUL player! Cant wait to work with Maria again!

  83. Review by Richard R.
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    Maria graciously worked with me to make sure that my written parts would not cause any issues, and we were able to proceed with minimal alterations. As before, she performed everything with exceptional taste and skill, and did not hesitate to respectfully communicate with me at each step. I highly recommend any of her services.

  84. Review by Max S.
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    I cannot recommend Maria highly enough. She creatively added to my track in an original and unexpected way. She is a very skilled musician and so easy to work with.

  85. Review by Ramgopal K.
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    Maria added life to my score with her violin performance.

  86. Review by Plus A Management
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    Maria did an excellent job. Her interpretation of the charts we provided was excellent. The quality of the recordings is superb.

  87. Review by Tre C.
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    Excellent speed, accuracy and creativity. Excellent work!

  88. Review by Jade A.
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    Maria is truly gifted and knows how to interpret a song and arrange strings to fit the mood. She did a spectacular job on my song; and also provided high quality WAV files from two separate mics (a close mic and room mic) and she layered the strings to give me the mood I was wanting. Excellent service and most importantly, stellar musicianship.

  89. Review by Richard R.
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    Maria truly amazed me with the excellent work which she did in performing the string parts to my song. She interpreted and performed the parts with musicality and control. I did not expect to find a performer who would invest so much care and attention into my music given my budget, but Maria exceeded all such expectations.

  90. Review by Brian H.
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    Maria is an excellent writer and musician. I am so thrilled with the track that she recorded for our song. I hope to work with her again in the future and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking to add strings to a project.

  91. Review by Milton C.
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    Nice Work

  92. Review by Sherriff C.
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    MariaGrid is the best to help me working on my project. She provided violin idea with many options and willing to listen to my direction and requirement. I really enjoy to work with her and those violin melody she created helps a lot. If you looking to add string/violin to your project. Maria is the best one ! A+++ Thank you again MariaGrig!

  93. Review by Imperial Production
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    An incredible musician. She really helped us get more out of the song! She's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend.

  94. Review by Dat T.
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    Maria is definitely a pro. I like her professionalism. Definitely come back for more

    Dat

  95. Review by Ying M.
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    Will come back for more in future.

  96. Review by Adriano
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    Maria is a very dedicated professional. Delivered with excellence and in time.
    I definetly recommend her. I am very happy with her contribution to the song.

  97. Review by Daniel R.
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    MariaGrig is a total pro. Beautiful tracks and great ideas. The recording quality was also excellent. Highly recommended.

  98. Review by KT (Merciall Sound)
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    Worked on 2 instrumentals with her so far, both turned out better than I could've hoped. Responsive and really fast. Another great experience.

  99. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    Wanted some viola, violin parts for an electrnoc based song to make it sound totally unique and different. Maria delivered yet again and supplied more than I originally asked for, Maria always delivers and she never stops amazing me with the amount of work she does, can't wait for the next time.

  100. Review by Katherine
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    Maria again performed great in my 2 song! It is the 2nd time I work with her and I am very impressed with her string quartet! It's not easy but she really have done an amazing job! She arranged the quartet for me and played beautifully!
    You should work with her if you have no idea on how the string quartet will be like in your songs!

  101. Review by Katherine
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    Maria is truly a star!
    Her playing is powerful yet emotional.
    She is skillful and her turnaround is fast!
    Can't wait to start another job with her!

  102. Review by Juan V.
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    Maria has been a pleasure to work with. I contacted her for a cello track, and I ended up with an amazing cello + 3 violins high quality orchestration that set a wonderful touch to my song.

    Hiring Maria is a no-brainer if you are looking for a professional musician to take your track to the next level!

  103. Review by Spyros B.
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    Another awesome gig from Maria!

    When it comes to string sessions musicians I have to admit she is the first person that comes in mind. Always doing a professional job in terms of playing and sound quality and always willing to make the extra step that will give you an even better result than the one you had in mind.

    Superb!

  104. Review by Ryan A.
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    I was happy with the result ..I came to Maria just to add Cello and she even created a little violin section to enhance the emotions in the song ! She's very talented !Thanks U

  105. Review by Spyros B.
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    Excellent! Maria delivered a flawless recording in terms of playing and sound quality. Took my ideas to the next step, I will definitely collaborate again with her!

  106. Review by Davin H.
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    Another incredible job by Maria who went above and beyond to give me a full orchestra for the most challenging song on my upcoming album. Will hire her again and again. A rare talent.

  107. Review by Faisal B.
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    Exceptional as always - Trust her.

  108. Review by Davin H.
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    Once again, Maria went above and beyond bringing a simple but amazingly moving arrangement to a simple piano hymn. It might be the best song on the album now. Really pleased with her pathos and professionalism. Would use again in a heartbeat.

  109. Review by Abhi M.
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    Maria is awesome to work with! Super happy with her violin + viola performance on my track, and she records her gorgeous sounding instruments extremely well. Not only that, but she provides options for the mix with her instrumentals. Highly recommended and will definitely use her services again.

  110. Review by Abhi M.
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    Maria is awesome to work with! Super happy with her violin + viola performance on my track, and she records her gorgeous sounding instruments extremely well. Not only that, but she provides options for the mix with her instrumentals as well! Highly recommended and will definitely use her services again.

  111. Review by Michael H.
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    Always a pleasure. Excited to continue working with her.

  112. Review by Davin H.
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    Maria really added finesse and beauty to my song and gave it the pathos is needed. She's meticulous and professional. Will definitely be using her in the future.

  113. Review by Michael H.
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    Went above & beyond for her part on my track. Looking forward to working with her on future projects.

  114. Review by Faisal B.
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    With minimal input from me, Maria was able to record exactly what I needed and was open to any requests I had. Very skilled, amazing recording quality and good communication. Can't wait to work with her again.

  115. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    Maria was brilliant to work with, very quick turnaround and respected any changes or amendments that I asked for, which wasn't many as first take was spot on and hope to work with her again on other tracks.

  116. Review by Jordan Astra
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    Maria did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price. Maria sent me the parts back within a couple of days and then it was straight to the mixing engineer. The track came out dynamite!

    Thanks Maria,

  117. Review by Bruce T.
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    Maria is a fantastic violinist and a pleasure to work with. She is very nice about revisions as well.

  118. Review by Tyler H.
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    Maria recorded an excellent string part for my song. Her recordings and performances are very clean and precise. I would definitely work with her again when I need real strings in my pop songs.

  119. Review by Sean P.
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    Just an update, the album that Maria played on for us stayed at #1 on the chart for three months and has been on the chart for almost a year now. Her playing has been noted as being brilliant by reviewers. Thanks again Maria!

  120. Review by Julian
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    Nailed my composition, truly a 10/10 musician, thank you for being so talented !!

  121. Review by Julian
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    Absolutely amazing ! A very talented person and I cannot wait to work on another project and include her on it !

  122. Review by KT (Merciall Sound)
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    One of my favorite people to work with. Adds life and a certain charm to all of my music. A pleasure to collaborate with

Interview with MariaGrig

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

  2. A: I will do my best to make you happy with the result! Any suggestions and changes desired will be done!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog in dreams. Digital in reality.

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

  6. A: I am VOCAL. This guy is the best! Very creative and inspiring to work with.

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

  8. A: Fashion show for Polina Raudson fashion house and touring with Neoclassica ensemble.

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

  10. A: Online violin/viola/cello/string quartet/string quintet recordings and arrangements

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

  12. A: It depends on the song. I'm trying to hear what the song is asking for. Most of my clients think that my strings add depth/dramatic effect/big orchestral impact or something more intimate/atmospheric.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Arrangement and violin/viola playing

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

  16. A: Songs in pop/rock/indie styles, acoustic songs, cinematic orchestral scores/soundstracks, classical

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

  18. A: I'm doing sessions almost every day and creating recording templates is just the best time saver ever. Do it!

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

  20. A: With everyone who believes in strings power

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Emotional with passion

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

  24. A: Playing violin/viola for more than 20 years. Composing&arranging for around 15 years.

  25. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  26. A: Violin, macbook pro, motu soundcard, AT4081 mic and mic stand

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

  28. A: Please feel free to get in touch and don't hesitate to ask any questions!

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

  30. A: I'm asking for any kind of guide. Just a few words on what they'd like to get from me, what they think their song needs. If there's no guide I can suggest my own ideas. The bpm (if it exists) and the desired format as well.

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

  32. A: The only misconception (but a good one really) is that customers think it's magic. However it's a skill which just took many many years to get developed.

  33. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  34. A: C: Could you add strings do my song? Me: YES! C: How many strings do you think it needs? Me: It depends on your expectations. If you want the song to sound intimate it can be a solo instrument. If you want an orchestral effect I would recommend and arrangement of 1st&2nd violins and violas or a string quartet.

  35. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  36. A: I love staying at home and working on different styles and for different parts of the world every day! I love to bring something new to the song.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I've got many mics for slightly different sound options AKG414, AT4040, AT4081, Octava MKL5000 (valve mic). My preamp is custom made and is called M31. I'm using Pro Tools and Motu Ultralite Hybrid MK3 sound card. Everything you hear on my soundcloud was recorded with this setup.

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: I've recorded my orchestral piece at Warner brothers studio. My role was composer/orchestrator/editor/conductor/strings player. Simply an amazing experience!

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

  42. A: David Garrett, Stephan Grappelli, Hans Zimmer, Joshua Bell, Miri Ben-Ari

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Because You Loved Me

I was the string player, arranger, producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Solo violin/viola/cello/bass 70$ High strings section150$ String quartet 200$ String orchestra 300$ String arrangement 70-100$ Turn-around time 5-7 days, express is possible for extra fee

GenresSounds Like
  • Stéphane Grappelli
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Joshua Bell
Gear Highlights
  • AKG414
  • AT4040
  • AT4081
  • Octava MKL5000 (valve)
  • REDD47
  • Custom made Pre M31
  • Apollo UA
  • Pro Tools
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