Top Violists for Hire

These curated viola players are ready to write, perform, and record on your song in any genre or style

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Top acts such as Brandi Carlile, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists and Father John Misty have hired her for session strings/backing vocals, arranging and live performance. In addition to these abilities, she is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and lead vocalist.

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I'm a session violist and music producer. Berklee Alumni. I perform for live performance, recording sessions for many events and concerts such as Tigran Hamasyan, Jacob Collier, and many Taiwanese pop singers.

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Hi, I am a classically trained string player that spends equal parts in the studio and on the stage playing the music of soundtracks, symphonies, and with top headlining acts. I'm well versed in playing score cues or laying down string lines to fill out pop tracks. You can hear me on records by Beyoncé, video games like League of Legends, and TV.

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LA based string player, singer, and music creator.

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A classically trained multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, and musician living in Los Angeles. Instruments include the viola, violin, piano, guitar, and drums. I have performed at the Kennedy Center, the White House, and various clubs and venues in and around DC and LA. I have produced albums for national and international bands and artists.

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I am a classically trained violist freelancer in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. I am associate principal violist in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and also have been playing on motion picture, TV, video game, jingles and record sessions for the last 26 years. I also have subbed in the viola sections of all orchestras in the area.

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Hey! I'm Kiara Ana and I'm a professional violist and violinist based in Los Angeles. Does your song need a little bit of live string love? Perhaps just one haunting line? Or stacks of sweeping orchestral lines? Maybe you don't know what it could use, but you think strings might be the answer? Let's chat, be creative and get strings on your song!

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Juilliard Graduate who performed on Mac Miller's "The Divine Feminine" album. Specializes in virtuosic passages as well as soulful melodies and harmonies.

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It's not everyday you find a good violist, and it's not everyday that you find a violist of Mexican and Filipino descent!

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I'm a session player and performer on viola, violin and pedal steel. I love arranging and writing parts to fit pre-existing songs! I'm well versed at recording stacked parts to create an orchestra effect, playing beautiful melodic lines, adding simple pads and performing solos to best fit your music!

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I've been handpicked by conductors of the San Francisco Symphony and London Symphony to be a concertmaster, soloist and leader. I have over a decade of studio and session experience, so when you hire me, you're getting the best possible session player. Very well versed in all genres including pop, rock, indie, jazz, classical, hip-hop, rap, folk.

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I am a Russian violinist, Berklee Alumni and the winner of numerous international competitions who performs/arranges/composes music in many different styles. My experience includes performing and recording strings for songs, fashion shows, adverts, games and films. Working as an online musician for 4 years and have done more than 400 sessions.

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Hi, I'm Sofia Fontana. I am an online session violinist, violist and arranger, I've been playing violin for over 20 years and I want to help you make an amazing record. Together, we can bring your music to life. Let's make something awesome!

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I offer professional high quality recordings of Violin, Viola and String ensembles, relatively fast and for a good price. Vast experience in Studios with Artists including Sopor Aeternus, Carach Angren, ASP, L’Âme Immortelle, Falkenbach and many more. If needed I can provide Strings arrangement and Production tips of professional quality.

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Violinist and arranger, from classical music to harsh noise, no boudaires.

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I've been featured as a solo violinist on such productions as the Netflix show Sense8, the Daniel Radcliffe film 'Jungle', the Chinese feature film 'In Full Bloom' and the PBS documentary 'T-Rex-Her Fight For Gold'. I provide an intimate and poignant sound, can improvise, read midi or sheet music, create textures and soundscapes.

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Hi, Besides being a rock-metal performer, I am truly into all kinds of styles. Feel free to write to me, I will be happy to help you. www.ilginayik.com www.knighterrant.net

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I am a professional violin player ,I Played in the ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN ENGLAND WITH NIGEL KENNEDY IN 2013. I play with the arab idols (mohammad assaf and yacoub shaheen and carmen soulyman). I play most of music styles like: Classical,oriental,Turkish,Arabic,gypsy,indian,jazz,rock,pop And more .

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Professional singer, violist, composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator.

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Strings and cords

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Hip hop and electronic samples! Rock to pop covers and instrumentals! Arrangements of your song for string quartet! Whatever your music needs, I can bring!

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Concertmaster of Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara, I have been playing for almost 40 years. Classically trained at Oberlin Conservatory and Florida State University, but fluent in many styles, and able to improvise.

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My name is Alan Keary and I am a string specialist and arranger with over 8 years of experience. I'm a multi - instrumentalist who can play violin, viola, cello & double bass. I write everything from traditional string arrangements to unique sonics using spring reverbs and analogue delays.

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I am a reliable bass player with over 10 years of experience in multiple genres.

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Dubbed the “Hookmeister” by one California Bay Area recording engineer, Laurel’s knack for framing the tone of an album and creating infectious melodies has saved more than one client’s song from the chopping block.

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Strings (Arrangement & Recording), Mixing & Mastering

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No one does what I do better than me. Jazz - Improv - Pop - Rock - Indie - Folk - Metal - Free Jazz - Ambient - and more

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Utility musician (violin, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar). String arrangements (violin, octave violin, viola). Performed with Lana Del Rey, Carrie Underwood, Hayes Carll, Glenn Frey, Maddie and Tae, Eric Paslay, Cracker. Recorded for Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, Cracker, Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Kate Miller-Heidke

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Over the past 8 years he has recorded and toured with Regina Spektor, Judy Collins and Interpol's Paul Banks, appearing on their most recent albums and concert broadcasts from around the world. Yoed Nir appears on more than 1000 albums worldwide as a cellist and/or arranger.

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Whether it's arranging strings for a Young the Giant acoustic video, or composing single violin lines for an acoustic release, I make tracks stand out. Lush beds, an effected stab or a fiddle run or a single violin can be a beautiful addition to any track. Versed in multiple styles, I'll take your song to the next level.

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Professional strings for your music.

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Adria Del Valle Singer, songwriter, violinist and pianist. Vocals and Keyboards for Estereomance. Have played for Pope Francis. Worked in Sparta's new album "Trust The River". I have my String Quartet "Velvet" can make string arrangements for your music. Can travel to meet an artist's needs.

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Currently do orchestral arrangements and compositions for professional musicians and sometimes, film score.

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Hi, I’m Dayna Bee! I specialize in violin/fiddle, as well as composing & arranging string sections for albums or singles.

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With Sim's String Sessions you get the whole package. I can record, write and arrange strings for you! From solo string lines to full lush string sections, I'm here to help you find the perfect string sound to add to your work. I'm a professional violinist/violist who loves to bring performance into the studio and provides a sound like no other.

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My partner and I have been playing Violin, Viola and Cello for over 20 years and have worked in may styles of music including urban, country, jazz, bluegrass and rock.

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Recording fine strings since 2009.

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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.

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Multi-instrumentalist and creative mind at your disposal.

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Hey! I'm a multi-genre cellist, make a lot of string arrangements and I can sing backing vocals on your tracks as well. Send me a message if you're interested!

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Fully classically-trained, pop and crossover violist (A pure-breed violist, play violin when needed). Bachelor's and master's in viola performance, played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, represented Lincoln Center of NYC on Holland America and a founding member of ATLYS string quartet.

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I arrange and record real strings for your film music, pop or Hip hop production. REAL and UNIQUE. Within 24 hours. Unlimited revisions. My clients range from the biggest Hollywood Film Studios to Songwriters, Bands and Beat Producers.

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You've heard me before and now you can hire me yourself!!! I've played on tons of hit albums from artists like Madonna, Alice In Chains, Beck, Miley, Pink, Weezer and more. Now YOU can hire one of the TOP session string arrangers/multi-instrumentalists in the world. I AM "All Things Stringed"

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I'm a remote session string player (violin, viola and cello) with 30 years album, TV, film and video game soundtrack experience, including work for award winning composers Richard G Mitchell (Royal Society of television), David Mitcham (Emmy) and Ian Livingstone (Ivor Novello), Justine Barker (Best Composer, Underwire Film Festival).

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Hi friend! I'm a full-time fiddler/violinist, vocalist and string arranger. I most often work in the Americana and indie-folk-pop realm, but I've also collaborated with artists ranging from metal to hip hop to jazz. I love tastefully supporting a vocal, and I also love shredding a solo--whatever the song needs. Let's work together!

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One-woman string section with a specialty in building vocal harmonies and playing Americana-inspired fiddle.

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I am a vertuosic strings specialist that is able to record a violin/violin, guitar or piano line to fit your style of music. If you need help creating or producing a song, I am also very skillful in creating hip-hop/pop/rock/electronic beats. Working with me, I'll make sure your song is fire.

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We offer the opportunity to have internationally experienced chamber musicians and soloists record your music and parts. We then send it all back to you via email, either as a mixed down finished product or as professional stems.

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Hello, I'm a sound engineer specialize in acoustic music such as Jazz, Classical and World music.

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With almost 20 years of study and 10 years working professionally, I've learned to not just play the song, but to serve the song and bring out it's best qualities. I've also learned how to take my recordings and replicate them live through tasteful use of effects and looping, so you can have "that sound" on tour as well as in the studio.

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AUS based violinist with jazz/pop/electronic/classical music background. I have studied classical violin throughout school and also completed a bachelor of music performance in jazz, and perform with multiple bands and groups across Australia. I can arrange and record strings from my home studio in Melbourne and also experiment with effects pedals.

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Backing arrangements and finished recordings ranging from solo instrumentalists to full ensembles will add the emotion and drama your song needs!

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"Johnny is one of those musicians whose level of vocation and excellence makes you realize that your decision not to pursue a career as a serious player was definitely the right one You've either got it, or you haven't. Sadly in my case I haven't..... Johnny most certainly has!" Sean Kenny Owner at Ten21 studios Kent, UK

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I am a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Istanbul, Turkey. My approach to composition and recording is fluent,intuitive and orchestral.

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Hello, Im a Cuban violin player living in Indonesia ready for work and make music 24/7

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Experienced session cellist and arranger in all styles. Performed and recorded in the West End and for projects all over the world.

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String recording and arranging with Christian Howes. Affordable remote string recording, arranging, and production. We are a team of players who provide live string sections on recordings for a fraction of the standard cost.

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I am a classically trained violinist who specializes in creating boundless and unique string parts and arrangements for rock and roll, classical, dance, hip hop and avant pop. I have a BA from the University of California Los Angeles in Ethnomusicology. I record and tour with P!nk and the Foo Fighters and I produce and record at my studio.

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Contributing Grammy Award Winning Composer, BMI Pop Award Winning Writer, and Orchestral Arranger that has worked with industry leaders such as Kesha, Macklemore, Judy Collins, Sony BMG, as well as film scores, TV scores, and commercials with Corbin Bernsen, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Dern, Denise Richards, Grey's Anatomy, and Bob's Burgers.

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Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Michael Cleveland is a highly sought-after studio and touring musician. He is also the 12 time recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Player of the Year award. Michael has been performing and recording professionally for over 20 years!

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Brooklyn based mixing & mastering engineer, songwriter, producer, and musician. I am offering remote mixing and mastering services with 2 revisions and quick turnaround time. Also available for remote or, in the NYC area, in person songwriting and production assistance, guitar or viola session playing, and string part arrangements and notation.

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