Ari Urban


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I have spent the last 10 years of my career playing with world renowned artists like Bobby Mcferrin, Yo-Yo Ma, Jacob Collier, Gloria Estefan, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli, Ben Folds, Angelique Kidjo, Kimbra, Lindsey Stirling, Evanescence, Josh Groban, and others. I am a player of all types of music. Improviser in any genre. Flexible and intuitive.

I am the creator and composer of soulful, sweet string lines and melodies.
A violinist of over 20 years with a Bachelors and Masters in Music, the violin feels like an extension of me.
I have been a studio musician in the past playing on Grammy Winning and Nominated albums (John Legend, PJ Morton, Ledisi, Jessie J, Chronixx), so yes, I am available for session work.

I also compose/improvise unique string parts for other artists. My composition process happens through a meditative state where I free-flow. I usually listen to the track once without playing, and then I pick up the violin and improvise in a very sensitive way; directly responding in every moment to the unique ebbs and flows of the music. My distinct vibe as a player is more on the spectrum of sweet/sensual, but for session work I can play any style.

My sound is very intimate, romantic and nurturing; it has set me apart from other string players my whole life.

If this sounds like what you're looking for, then let's connect and see if it's a good fit.

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Interview with Ari Urban

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

  2. A: I've been playing the violin for over 20 years and I am a classically trained violinist with a Bachelors and Masters in music. I have also performed with many world-class artists, and am a studio musician, playing with the Matt Jones Orchestra for 3 years in Chicago. I have been recording and composing my own string parts for 2 years.

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

  4. A: Sweetness, intimacy, romance, and heart-activating sound.

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

  6. A: I compose and record custom string parts; anywhere from a solo violin line, to an 8 part orchestral sound, depending on what the client is looking for. I also record pre-written charts when the client knows exactly what they want.

Ari Urban

I was the composer/player/producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I appreciate clear, direct and thought-out instructions from the artist about what they want. Typical turn-around time is a week. Re-recorded tracks will incur additional costs.

Gear Highlights
  • Violin is a 1963 Argentinian instrument valued at 20K. Viola is a 1971 West German Instrument valued at 6K. Electric 5 string NS WAV5.
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