Eleonore Denig

Violinist, String Arranger

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Nashville- based violinist and string arranger with 15+ years of experience whose clients include Caitlyn Smith, Mickey Guyton, COIN, Matthew Perryman Jones and Garth Brooks.

Hello! I'm Eleonore. There's nothing I love more than amplifying the emotional landscape of a song through string arranging. I've been making music in Nashville for the last 17 years and have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing artists like Caitlyn Smith, Coin, Matthew Perryman Jones, Tiffany, Amy Stroup, Gabe Dixon, Langhorne Slim and Mickey Guyton. While I predominantly do session work, I've also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of The Who, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Margo Price, Tyler Childers, Keith Urban, Michael Buble and Lorde.

In 2019 I finally took the plunge and set up a home studio. It's been so freeing to have the time & space to create on my own schedule. Whether you're looking for someone to record an existing arrangement, flesh out an idea or arrange & record something from scratch, I'm here for you.

For examples of my work and additional info, please visit my website (link below)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Eleonore Denig
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Juan Wauters
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Ruthie Collins
  • Garth Brooks
  • Micah Tyler
  • Micah Tyler
  • Margo Price
  • Margo Price
  • Old 97's
  • Old 97's
  • Lincoln Brewster
  • Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
  • Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
  • Skillet
  • Skillet
  • Skillet
  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Caitie Hurst
  • Moon Taxi
  • Ben Rector
  • Chely Wright
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Paul Brandt
  • Paul Brandt
  • Stu Garrard
  • Brandon Heath
  • Matt Hammitt
  • Mandisa
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Nashville Cast
  • Nashville Cast
  • Vertical Worship
  • Unspoken
  • Greenleaf Cast
  • Audrey Assad
  • Audrey Assad
  • Margo Price
  • All Sons & Daughters
  • Gabe Dixon
  • Gabe Dixon
  • Emily West
  • Megan Slankard
  • Jill Andrews
  • Coheed and Cambria
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Langhorne Slim & the Law
  • Langhorne Slim & the Law
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Neulore
  • Neulore
  • Katie Herzig
  • Ellie Holcomb
  • Matt Maher
  • Alpha Rev
  • Alpha Rev
  • Alpha Rev
  • Jason Gray
  • Jason Gray
  • Jason Gray
  • Deer Tick
  • Jessica Campbell
  • Caitlin Rose
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Group 1 Crew
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Sugar + the Hi-Lows
  • Sugar + the Hi-Lows
  • Marc Broussard
  • Ben Rector
  • Ben Rector
  • Matt Maher
  • Katie Herzig
  • Amy Stroup
  • Amy Stroup
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
  • Megan McCormick
  • Third Day
  • The Parting Gifts
  • Andrew Belle
  • Griffin House
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Paul Brandt
  • Paul Brandt
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Shawn McDonald
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Carolina Story
  • Carolina Story
  • Taylor Mathews
  • Taylor Mathews
  • Taylor Mathews
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Sam Williams
  • Sam Williams
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Mickey Guyton
  • Armand Margjeka
  • Noel
  • Margo Price
  • Meghan Patrick
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • Citizen Way
  • Dan + Shay
  • Cody Fry
  • Duquette Johnston
  • Joseph Lemay
  • Joseph Lemay
  • Brooke Annibale
  • The Vespers
  • The Vespers
  • Sam Williams
  • Sam Williams
  • Skillet
  • The Inspector Cluzo
  • K.S. Rhoads
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Kellen of Troy
  • Van Soest
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Brooke Annibale
  • Monica Allison

17 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael W.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Eleonore. She kept me informed the entire time and delivered exactly what she promised. Hopefully, we can work together again.

  2. Review by Diverseddie
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    Eleonore is a true professional. She provided a spectacular strings arrangement and played interpretively to suit the style of the music, no revisions needed. I would definitely recommend her!

  3. Review by Tim K.
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    I'm getting much more than I'd hoped for once again with Eleonore! She seems to understand my songs and how to enhance them, not with simple chord beds, but with great arrangements, musicianship and confident articulation.
    Eleonore is efficient and communicative as well.
    - Happy Producer -

  4. Review by Tim K.
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    Eleonore's work is exceptional!
    Excellence in communication, great attitude and very kind with me, a new user of outside arranging talent.
    Even though I didn't need a rush, Eleonore's delivery was amazing and appreciated.
    Finally, the musicianship. I've been a session musician, engineer and producer for over five decades, and Eleonore's beautiful arrangements and execution are absolutely top tier.

  5. Review by Michele C.
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    I love working with Eleonore!
    She is a one-woman massive orchestral string section. She always delivers great performance, precision, lots of overdubs, pristine sound quality and all of this, at a very competitive rate.
    She always exceeds my expectations and that's what I look for in a musician I am regularly collaborating with.
    Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Peter
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    I posted a job on the board and Eleonore responded. I selected her based on her proposed approach. The end product blew my mind. So well executed and very musical. Hire her now! I will be back for more.

  7. Review by Michele C.
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    I have worked with Eleonore a few times, in her capacity of one-person string section. She is by far the best I know. Her work is absolute top notch, in terms of performance and recording quality. Plus she is very professional, punctual and very quick at communicating.
    Above all, she is extremely talented and I can't wait to work with her as soon as possible.

  8. Review by Hannah W.
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    Eleonore has played on more than 5 songs from our upcoming album. Thanks to her talent each song has reached a new dimension. She is really creative and comes up with lovely melodies and when you ask her for something specific, she does exactly what you want.

  9. Review by Hannah W.
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    Eleonore really brought our song to a new level with her beautiful strings. She really captures what you want her to do and is very professional.

  10. Review by Mario B.
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    Maaan she"s amazing and the strings sounds beautyfull...she made me really happy...
    HIRE HER!, Now!!!
    Till soon Eleonoreeeee=D

  11. Review by Hannah W.
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    Perfect job! As usual :)

  12. Review by Michele C.
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    Eleonore’s work exceeded my expectations on many levels.
    She is an excellent player and she beautifully orchestrated, performed and recorded all the parts I sent her, adding dynamics and verve.
    The communication with her was great, quick and very clear. I found her super professional and punctual..
    Also, the value/quality for money factor is unbeatable, at least based on my experience.
    This was my first job with Eleonore and I cannot wait to work with her again.

  13. Review by Hannah W.
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    ouldn't ask for a better string arrangement... Thank you Eleonore for your brilliant work!

  14. Review by Hannah W.
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    Eleonore's creativity and artistic vision has taken our production to the next level.
    Very professional!!
    If you are looking for strings you have found it!

  15. Review by Amy Stroup
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    I have worked with Eleonore on several projects. She is always my go - to first pick string player & arranger. Her tone is amazing, she always elevates the sound. She is a very well trained player, but also brings the unteachable sensibilities you want a string player to have. She is professional, easy to work with... does what she says she will do ... which can be rare in the music industry. She has built tracks at home during covid for me that sounded great, and she is of course great in studio live tracking as well. I can't wait to hire her again.

  16. Review by Jeremy
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    I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eleonore loads of times over many years, and I’m always pleased with the tracks she records for me! When I send her charts, she alway nails them, and if I don’t have an arrangement in mind, she’s always able to hear exactly what parts will make my track come alive. Whether that’s a layered, atmospheric texture or Motown inspired string lines, she’s got great instincts for finding the right thing for the tune!

  17. Review by Tyler
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    by Tyler

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have Eleonore play on a lot of music I’ve worked on over the years and she always finds the perfect way to elevate the production. It doesn’t matter the genre. When I’m lucky enough to get her to play on a track, I loosely tell her the vibe I’m going for AT MOST. I completely trust her ears, instinct, and musicality. When she writes parts, she writes them with intention and the song in mind. It’s never “look at me” unless it needs to be. She gets badass sounds as well, so working with her remotely is incredibly easy. She’ll always be my first call. -Tyler

Interview with Eleonore Denig

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I went to Belmont University for Commercial Music Violin Performance. While I was there, I played around with bands and did session work. I discovered I had a deep love for coming up with my own parts. 13 years after graduating, I'm still arranging and playing on records!

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Tie between D'Angelo and Paul McCartney. Both have a very distinct, iconic style of production and their catalogs speak for themselves. The musicians around them are the best in the business and I'd love to push myself to rise to the occasion. Honorable mention: Alain Johannes and Moses Sumney.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Revolving door of projects for TV/Film licensing and singles/albums

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That what other instruments aren't important when writing a string arrangement. More often than not, if the other players are great at what they do, my work is easy.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: How do you want this song to feel? What's your turnaround time?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Trusting an arrangers vision is important, but seeing your ideas through to fruition takes precedence. We work for you! If you have specific ideas of what you want & musical references, we are all ears.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Duende...achy, lush, moody, emotional

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Always listen to the vocal.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: It's really across the board...pop, rock, singer songwriter, country, folk/americana...

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening and knowing when NOT to play.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: I always want to bring a human quality to a track. Be it giving a song heightened emotional drive or giving an otherwise beat/synth heavy song an organic feel.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: It entirely depends on what a client needs. Typically though, a client will send me an mp3 with a rough or final vocal (if applicable) and will tell me a little about what they're looking for mood-wise, how big of a section sound they want, give me specific musical references and a time frame for when they want work completed. Sometimes clients will have mock strings already in as a guide and sometimes I'm arranging from scratch. I've also created arrangements to demos with only a vocal & tempo map and had things built around strings. It's entirely subjective!

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I work in Protools with a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 Pre. I use a close mic & room mic.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Pretty much anything that Rob Moose touches is gold in my book. I'm constantly inspired by the amazing string players in the Nashville community...everyone has their own unique expertise!

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: I create string arrangements and do remote tracking for my clients. I also contract for larger sessions with multiple players.

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Terms Of Service

Turn-around: 3-7 days for string stems, up to 7 days for arrangements. Additional costs for more than 1 revision for arranging projects, for any cello tracking or for songs longer than 4 minutes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Amy Stroup
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Matthew Perryman Jones
Gear Highlights
  • Protools
  • Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 Pre
  • two very old and awesome violins
  • a viola and cello
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