"I was taken aback as Ari's soul showed up in musical form.
Her heart hung in the air, vibrating as sonic intoxication.
I (literally) wept at the beauty of the moment."
Ari Urban is a classically trained violinist on a mission to share the music that flows through her as an avenue for self-compassion and emotional resiliency.
Urban is a proud native of Miami, Florida and is a regular member of Miami's 21st century chamber orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble.
She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and her Master of Music from Depaul University of Chicago.
After graduating, Ari was a violin fellow in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two years and had the opportunity to work with world renowned cellist Yo-yo Ma, who inspired and supported her vision of fusing mindfulness and music in a new way to help bring healing to herself and others.
This marked the beginning of Ari's journey into entrepreneurship.
As a performer, Ari holds a rich history of sharing the stage with world-renowned artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Wyclef Jean, Jacob Collier, Joshua Bell, Michael Buble, Wyclef Jean, Yoshiki, Gloria Estefan, George Benson, Angelique Kidjo, Josh Groban, Richard Bona, Ben Folds, Johnny Mathis, Tank and the Bangas, Father John Misty, and Andrea Bocelli, among others.
As a studio musician, Ari has played on multiple Grammy Winning and Nominated albums with John Legend, PJ Morton, Ledisi, Chronixx, and Jessie J.
Ari holds two Grammy certificates.
In 2018, Ari received the "Make a Wave" Grant from the 3Arts foundation in Chicago for her project on Mindfulness for musicians.
In 2020, Ari received the "New Work" Grant from the Knight foundation in Miami, Florida for her project "The Art of Being Human; cultivating self compassion at the intersection of live music, guided meditation, and sound healing".
As an independent recording artist, Ari has been co-writing sacred music with recording artist and producer, Preston Klik for the past three years.
You can find their first album URBANKLIK here.
Ari is the co-founder of musicfreemyheart, a platform
that utilizes the timeless power of music and meditation
as vehicles for awakening; hosting workshops and retreats globally.
Learn more and subscribe at musicfreemyheart.com.
WORK WITH ARI
"I am an avid believer in Ari's music. I've experienced over 6 'Art of Being Human' sessions over the past year, and each one creates new pathways for me to experience myself.
Each session brings further and further clarity and access to places within me that I didn't know were accessible.
Her music has a way of holding you in a delicate embrace that facilitates your inner experiences. I've met my inner child, my shadow, and my physical body while listening to her music and guided meditation.
The most profound part is, now I know how to access those parts of myself at any moment.
Ari created a space that taught me life lasting lessons.
I am eternally grateful for her spirit and her music."
others say it best
"Ari's not just excellent technically (which she is), she always seems to tap into a higher plane, a mystical space beyond technique, a sacred zone we call Music. There's something deep she has access to, something universal, and it often shows up as profoundly moving music. Soul music.
Her melodic ideas are pregnant with possibility, they exude beauty and grace. They make my day, and sometimes make me cry with their beauty."
"Your Spirit lifts up so many, your music keeps us elevated to reach our greatest potential in contributing to a
"You and the Violin are one. Your music goes straight to the heart and soul. A woman of great spirituality, Light and brightness, which comes through your soul to create special and unique music with the violin."
"Your new work 'Luminous Prayer' is stunningly beautiful. So needed in this chaotic time fraught with fear. Your lovely music is the perfect antidote."