Add a stringy french touch to your tunes, straight from Paris! I've been touring and recording for many artists including French Pop-stars Arcadian, legendary bass player Etienne Mbappé (Ray Charles, Santana), french buzzing MC Lord Esperanza and Felix Sabal-Lecco (Prince, Snoop Dogg). I can perform written parts and suggest fresh strings ideas!
I started to play violin by the age of 5. I studied classical music before switching to jazz, in the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.
My career as a touring and recording violinist includes collaborations with really diverse spheres of the music industry, including french pop artists (Marc Lavoine, Les Enfoirés, Arcadian), hip-hop (Lord Esperanza), fusion (Jean-Marie Ecay), world music (Tony Chasseu, Etienne Mbappé). I've also been scoring music for some ads. I'm an accomplished composer & arranger who thrives on offering my skills on a broad range of projects.
This journey through different kinds of music has allowed me to become a really versatile musician and arranger. Whatever kind of music-project you're working on, I have the experience to help.
Every recording is performed live to the highest organic quality (no samples) in my Paris home-studio. A meticulous, passionate approach ensures all my musical endeavors receive a distinctive touch of artistic personality.
Single violin melodies, full string arrangements or textures, I give my all to craft unique sonic-signatures to give your tune that unique strings tone and colours many artists are asking me for.
I'm really looking forward to hear your project and see what I can add to make it perfect! Hit the contact button above, tell me about your project and how I can help!
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Interview with Robin Antunes
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nick Murphy ! I really love his voice and his music, I think he has brought something really refreshing into the music world. I know him since his EP "Cigarettes and Chocolate" and I've always been a huge fan of all the work he has done so far.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think that thanks to my studies of Jazz Music, I got strong harmony and rythm skills which allows me to be creative and refreshing in terms of strings arrangement. The really different experiences I've had also teached me how to fit in a specific situation : I won't suggest the same kind of ideas for a pop ballad, a bumping trap tune or a fast Zouk song. So I think I've developed a good ability to adapt myself and my creativity to various situations !
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually listen to a track I'm asked to played on a few times and I quickly start recording some lines, mostly in a mid-range, like if I was a singer looking for a top-line. Then I start building up higher and lower voices around that line which help getting a more precise idea of what the section will sound like. After this pre-arrangement work I clean some notes, lines, parts, or sometimes had more rythm or anything I feel that could push the arrangement to a superior level. I generally end up with a complete overview like that so that I can show what the arrangement will be before agreeing on some changes and then recording it in the most precise and cautious way !
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tom Misch, Bjork, Nick Murphy, Loyle Carter, Alfa Mist, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Jordan Rakei, CHIKA.