Professional recordings of Violin, Viola and String ensembles. Original Compositions and String Arrangements for a great variety of musical styles. I always give my best and try to keep my clients more than happy with the result, which seems to be highly appreciated in return. I also try to keep my prices fairly reasonable depending on the effort.
As a member of a family of musicians I have been playing the violin since age four. My Classical experience includes prizes at international Violin Competitions, Masterclasses with worlds best violin teachers and concerts all over the World with Symphonic Orchestras and Ensembles. I have completed my Master Studies in the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe in Germany. Besides that I have been recording and arranging for many artists at professional studios in Germany and Greece for more than a decade. As a live performer I had the opportunity to be part of many Bands from different genres. From Folk, Rock, Gypsy Jazz, to Symphonic Black Metal. I am always active as a Classical Violinist, gathering experience in Chamber and Symphonic repertoire. Currently writing my own music, fulfilling my dream as a Singer and Songwriter and learning Audio Engineering and music Production. I am also a great fan of playing many instruments including Classical and Electric Guitar, Piano, Hammond, Bass, and anything interesting comes in my way.
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45 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Nikos Mavridis
I have worked with Nikos several times now and will continue to do so in the future. He has a great ability to play in a way where the violin sits well in the project and still manages to strike the right balance between tone and dynamics. A pleasure to work with.
Words can't even express how happy I am!
Top-notch musicianship and great communication.
I have worked with Nikos on several projects now and I'm always really happy with the results. He works quickly, has great communication skills and just always brings something special to the tracks. His technical skills on violin are stellar but he also really plays with a sense of emotion and grace. I highly recommend him.
Nikos was amazing to work with, and really made sure that he delivered what I wanted. He was quick at communicating, and is clearly a very talented violinist. I would definitely recommend him, and will use him again if I need strings on my tracks.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nikos. The communication and the process overall was professional and smooth from the very beginning. The string arrangements he composed for my song exceeded my wildest expectations!! Definitely my go-to violin musician from now on! Thanks Nikos!
Nikos is a magnificent musician. I have worked with him on more than one occasion. I would really recommend him for any string arrangement work. Professional, quick, reasonably priced. Highly recommended
Another great experience working with Nikos! I'm always very happy with how he interprets my string parts and will definitely be working with him again on future projects. Thanks again.
I'm very happy with what Nikos made for me. He's the best.
Nikos is a super talented musician that can take your track to another level. Great communication and easy to deal with. Highly recommended!
Nikos is a master at his craft. The quality of his recordings is amazing. Super talent musician and great communication. Definitely would work with again!
Nikos is an absolute pro and he gave me exactly what I needed on the first try. Highly recommend!!
I've worked with Nikos multiple times now and he really is an amazing player. He's provided me with several takes and was incredibly prompt with his communication. His intonation is dead on and he play expressively. Highly recommend.
Another great experience working with Nikos. He’s a very talented player that always delivers really great recordings for any style of music I’m working on. Can’t recommend his services enough!
Nikos is great to work with - extremely professional, communicates really well and provides great quality work in a timely manner. I'd love to work with him again.
I don't have a technical music background and Nikos did a fantastic job working with me to try and help structure a new song I am developing. He had fantastic communication and asked terrific questions. It was a pleasure to work with him. Super talented!
Nikos provided violin parts for two of my songs. As well as being an accomplished player he also offered helpful advice on the recording and mixing of the tracks as he is familiar with Logic. He was very clear in his communication with me. I am very happy with what he came up with, which fitted with the vision I had for the songs, and would collaborate with him again.
I was able to get quickly in contact with Nikos due to his fast response to my inquiry. The quality and professionalism it’s outstanding... communication was excellent! Highly recommend!!!
It was a great pleasure to work with Nikos. When I asked him to join the song through a violin part, he was helpful, friendly and very professional. The sound of his violin is wonderful and creatively his ideas were of great taste. Our communication was perfect! I can only recommend it and I hope we will soon have another opportunity to work together!
Nikos blew my mind with his violin work. Extremely easy to work with and over-delivers. 5/5 and highly recommend.
Always a really positive experience working with Nikos! Easily one of the best session string players & arrangers on SoundBetter.
Extremely awesome professional! My best music collaboration experience ever. Nikos easily undestood what i need (despite my strange specific order) and deliver the result insanely fast, which has been approved with no comments.
Definitely, it's only my first project with Nikos.
Nikos delivered an amazing performance of what I asked him to record, with very well organised recordings. But he also offered his own ideas and variations which turned out to be better than my original ideas, and totally took the song to the next level in terms of emotion. He did all of this for an incredibly reasonable price. Highly recommended
My second time working with Nikos. Beautiful playing as always, and he brought some great ideas to the arrangement that added depth to the song.
Once again, Nikos has done an outstanding job on a very difficult piece. Highly, highly recommended!
Fantastic result and quick turnaround. Nikos is a very personable and highly skilled musician. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to work with him in the future.
Nikos, is very good and very fast, it was a pleasure to work with him!
I recommend him to everyone!
Excellent service and musicianship!
Another great experience working with Nikos. A very talented violinist that works quickly and efficiently. Thanks!
I don't know where to start...
I entrusted Nikos with the strings arrangement of my pop/motown track, and with his blessed ears, perfect play and stunning sound quality, he managed to breathe LIFE into my music like no one else can.
If you want anything pro strings/violin related, this is your guy. Search no more. You will NEVER regret.
Nikos was prompt, polite and most importantly- delivered amazing tone and heart with his performance. He exceeded my expectations and I'll be using him again. Top notch talent.
If you need remote string recordings done, Nikos is your best option. Always does quality work and takes the time to get things sounding exactly how you want.
Nikos did a fantastic job with a lead violin part and string arrangement on my track. Great tone, very conscientious, reasonable rates.
Once again, Nikos provided me with an exceptional string recording. He goes above and beyond to make sure every track is sounding great before delivery.
He's the best out there. Period.
Nikos is a very talented musician with really great and friendly communication. Working with him was a real pleasure. Excellent violin sound, recording quality and fair price. I'm really satisfied.
Nikos went above and beyond to deliver an awesome recording. Great player, fair price, and easy to work with.
Incredible musician, 100% professional - got the job fast and neatly executed! bonus : Nikos creative input was very important!
Back again to tell you again about my friend!
Wonderful to work with. He gives me the strings my records need for LaSound! Take notice. We were here!
He has the gift!
Give him the path and he will blaze.
I will be using him in the future.
Easy communication. Got the work done fast. Will be working with him again soon.
I hired Nikos for some violin and Viola parts and he sent me very clear and professional sounding tracks. Definetely recommended!
Nikos Mavridis is the man you need for your recording session (or live gig)
We had dozens of studio sessions in all different music genres, from pop to rock to metal, from classical to gipsy. Either playing from sheet or improvising, Nikos will deliver with great pitch and tone. Occasionally I had him playing the Hammond for me, too :)
I guess, having him flying from greece over to germany around 20 times for studio sessions in the last 10 years shows he is worth it ;)
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Most talented violinist I know. Have been working together for years, always beyond perfect!
Interview with Nikos Mavridis
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will be satisfied with my musical experience and my classical professionalism.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am a violin teacher, participating in Classical concerts as an Orchestra member, Violin or Viola, doing solo Projects, traveling as a session Violinist, composing my own music, recording strings for various projects, currently a member of "Field Commander C", a Leonard Cohen Tribute Band from Germany.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud to have participated twice in the International Violin Masterclass of Leonidas Kavakos. He is one of the best worldwide and this was a dream come true and a huge honor.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: We are lucky to have a choice. I choose both.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: A a musician I have travelled a lot, met lots of people, played lots of different music and look forward to do exactly the same in the future.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I have not noticed a misconception till now. It is what it is.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on what the client needs. There are questions about sound, style, arrangement etc.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My father is a Violinist, so i do it since I was a child. Studies in Classical music. Regular studio experience since 2007 with a great number of Bands and genres. Meantime doing concerts as a Classical Violinist, Viola, session Musician, and trying my luck as music composer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My best style is of course a Classical kind of sound. But I can adapt it to other music styles if needed.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you want to add some analog warmth to your harmonies, play some sublime Hammond organ to it. No one will notice, but it will make a huge difference. Done it many times with a friend that owns a Professional Studio. We call it a homeopathic dose of Hammond. (The Hammond must be real. No plugins). I am the lucky owner of a T-500.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Whatever kind of music requires a violin or a string ensemble. Literally anything. From Pop to Folk, Metal or Electronic music. Strings nowadays can serve many purposes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have perfect pitch, a relatively fast prima vista, lots of experience in studio and on stage and a very solid violin technique. Besides that I have a very broad personal musical taste for many music genres, for that reason I can adapt very good to the demands of a particular type of music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever a customer needs. It could be a String Arrangement, it could be a Solo, or something totally sublime. I am very flexible about this.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Customer sends an Audio or midi File, or describes his wishes verbally. I try to get the best picture I can about the sound and the style. I make the recordings and if needed we make a few changes. Usually not much changes need to be done, as long as the communication is good enough from the start.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Johny Greenwood,
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Petros Voudouris. A sound engineer, a friend, and the person that helped to make this profile.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Audient iD14 Soundcard with Burr Brown converters. Aston Origin Microphone. Logic Pro X.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A 3/4 Classic Guitar and 4 sets of strings.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording Violins. Arranging Strings. Enhance synthetic string sections. Improvisation.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I am obsessed with Radiohead. Because it is a superb Band.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: There are no common questions yet.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as exact as you can about what you want. Feel free to talk a lot about it. Send reference tracks. Online collaboration can be tricky, so the more I know the better I can understand what the customer wants.