Super diverse violinist that's classically trained and masters also Irish trad, rock and pop and improv. Beautiful violin lines & punchy solos. Contemporary string arrs with a touch of Scandinavian coolness.
Trained at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, Irish World Academy and Cork School of Music, this highly skilled musician is a critically acclaimed performer. Having played with The Finnish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Baroque Orchestra, as well as headlining The Women Of Ireland show which toured throughout the USA and Europe, Lotta is a globally renowned string musician. She has played for the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sir Rod Steward and has performed with stars such as Shane Filan of Westlife and Daniel O Donnell to mention a few.
As a professional violinist and having studied composing and arrangement with some of the leading composers in Finland, Lotta provides professional and high quality string arrangements for bands and artists. She has worked with producers such as Gavin Glass (Lisa Hannigan), Robbie Harris (Jiggy, Heartbeat of Home) and Colm O Foghlú (Mairead Nesbitt, Riverdance) and appears as a violinist on dozens Irish and Scandinavian recordings.
Lotta is known for her effortless ability to improvise and play classical, traditional, pop, jazz and rock music fluently. She always brings out depth and emotions through her playing.
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Interview with Lotta Marie Violinist
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything that needs a touch of class and emotion from the violin and string section.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm extremely conscientious and always aim for the perfect outcome and can spend hours on detailing a track or arrangement. That being said - I love nothing more than improvising melody lines and solos on the spot. It depends on the context what method works the best!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always bring depth, emotion and accuracy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can either improv the whole process, play from your ready made sheets, or write the arrangement myself and co-work on it with you.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have 2 microphones: DPD pick up and AT2020 usb mic. Steinberg interface, Logic Pro. Valco headphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I obviously love Clean Bandit, as well as Coldplay. David Garrett and Lindsey Stirling are great inspirations for a violinist.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Folk bands & singer-songwriters, pop groups that want string lines, songs that need a sweet violin solo or superb string arrangement. Also Celtic Woman style productions where you need a violin sound combining classical smoothness and authentic Celtic traditional style.