Hi! I am an expert violinist and violist with 35 years performance experience in settings ranging from classical symphonies to experimental chamber music to improvising with electronic DJs. I have played numerous string sessions in The Studio of Larry Gold for R&B, rock and pop music. For the last 15 years I have also composed my own music.

I would like to bring the many exciting sound colors of stringed instruments into your mix in a way that will enhance your music. Strings are capable of much more than many people realize. We can make many different kinds of tone and articulation from very smooth and gentle to choppy and aggressive to spooky and otherworldly.

I can offer these services:
Composing a string arrangement to go with your song or mix.
Playing and recording an arrangement or piece you have written.
Transcribing music from your recorded track to make a written string arrangement score.
Recording all the string parts, either with acoustic instruments and microphones or with electric instruments and electronic effects.
Composing and recording music for your film or video.

I play violin, viola, electric violin and electric viola, and bowed chinese harp (gu zheng.) I also have an octave pedal and many effects to extend the range and sound palette of my instruments.

I have the equipment and skills to record many types of string parts myself, although if a session needs a real cellist or double bassist I know whom to call. For some projects I could use my extra-low-range viola with an octave pedal to cover low parts. It sounds like and electric cello.

I look forward to enhancing your music with the many possibilities of stringed instruments!

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Gloria Justen:

  • Hannah Addario-Berry
  • Ne-Yo
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Gloria Justen
  • Ne-Yo
  • Macy Gray
  • Kanye West
  • Seven
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Bobby & Steve
  • Simon Dunmore
  • Natalie
  • Justin Timberlake
  • The Roots
  • Sleepy Brown
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Vivian Green
  • Ben Jelen
  • Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Westminster Choir
  • Young Gunz
  • Bonnie McKee
  • Dave Koz
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Jonathan Blumenfeld
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Stinking Lizaveta
  • John Russo
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • Hollyhocks

Gear highlights

  • violin
  • viola
  • electric violin
  • electric viola
  • Chinese gu zheng
  • Electro-Harmonix Polyphonic Octave Generator
  • Macbook Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • Summit TPA-200B Preamp
  • Earthworks omni mics
  • Cascade ribbon mics
  • Korg M3 Workstation

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Gloria Justen

  • Listing_thumb_photo_27 months agoby Verified Review

    Very professional and easy to work with! Hope to continue using Gloria for future string work!

Endorse Gloria Justen

or