Hello! I'm a Brooklyn-based freelancer whose past projects include recordings with Vampire Weekend, arranging for Cults, and performances with Bjork, Fun, and Debbie Harry.

I wrote the string arrangements for Cults' 2013 LP Static.

I've performed live with Bjork, Fun, Vampire Weekend, and Becca Stevens, and on episodes of SNL and The Late Show with David Letterman. I also served as string arranger and cellist for Debbie Harry's 2015 Valentino Gala performance in Alice Tully Hall.

I've scored and tracked cello for several short films, including Elijah Barrett's profile of the photographer Nathaniel Pearce.

In 2009 I received my Master's degree (M.M.) from Juilliard, where I studied with Timothy Eddy.

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

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Hamilton Berry:

  • Emel
  • Hamilton Leithauser
  • Rostam
  • Julian Wachner
  • Trinity Youth Chorus
  • Choir of Trinity Wall Street
  • Cults
  • Cults
  • Andy Laster
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Dominick Farinacci
  • Frances
  • Frances
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Crystal Aikin
  • Jared Bartman
  • The Riverbreaks
  • The Riverbreaks
  • Rostam

Gear highlights

  • AT2020 mic
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Logic X

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Hamilton Berry

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Hamilton is a master. I was after a particular tone in the playing and he totally nailed it. :)

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    A truly gifted player, he's great to work with, a total pro, couldn't recommend him highly enough. :)

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    Simply put, Hamilton is the man. He has contributed his elegant and surgical magic to numerous commercial scores of mine and live performances. Being a composer & producer, it's a treat for me to have such a reliable, punctual, enthusiastic and extremely talented friend to call upon when in need of cello. Hamilton is the epitome of a professional.

  • Listing_thumb_smaller_12 months agoby

    Hamilton is one of my favorite musicians. Every context in which he plays gets hugely elevated due to the quality and taste he brings. He's also a wonderful personality to have in the studio or on stage with you. When I need cello I don't even bother with anyone other than Hamilton.

  • Listing_thumb_perlson8arms12 months agoby

    As a drummer, strong rhythm and groove are important to me. Particularly in low-end instruments. Hamilton grooves *really* hard. The part is always right, but it's also always GREAT. Get after him!

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