From Classically trained Violinist to Emerging Solo Artist
Ari Urban is a classically trained violinist who has transcended musical genres through world class collaborations with recording artists, musicians and artists around the globe.
A proud Miami Native, Ari is a regular member of the 21st century genre-bending chamber ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble where they have played with artists like Ben Folds, Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Kimbra, Angelique Kidjo and more.
As an active session player Ari has played on multiple Grammy Winning and Nominated albums with John Legend, PJ Morton, Ledisi, Chronixx, and Jessie J.
Ari has also shared the stage with world-renowned artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Ben Folds, Jacob Collier, Tank and the Bangas, Kimbra, Joshua Bell, Michael Buble, Bobby McFerrin, Yoshiki, Kanye West, Angelique Kidjo, Josh Groban, PJ Morton, Richard Bona, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, Johnny Mathis, Father John Misty, Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan, George Benson, and recently performed at the Latin Grammys 2020.
As an emerging solo artist, Ari has been co-writing sacred music with recording artist and producer, Preston Klik for the past year and a half. The first time they played music together it was pure alchemy, and they have been consistently working together ever since. Preston has brought Ari's sound to life in a radically authentic and soul nourishing way both for herself, and for others.
Ari's third single INNER ALCHEMY is out now. Stream her music now on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and all digital platforms.
Word on the Street
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.
I was taken aback as Ari's soul showed up in musical form. I'm not just saying that, I mean it. Her heart hung in the air, vibrating as sonic intoxication. I (literally) wept at the beauty of the moment.