Benjamin Kaufman

Violin // Strings // Composer

9 Reviews (6 Verified)
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Warm, lush strings for your next song or project. 🎻🎻 Recording credits include Paramore, Hayley Williams, & Night Beds. Live performances on Jimmy Fallon, NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, and with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Commercially, my violin can be heard in ads for Subaru, Kay Jewelers, and the Dragon Age™ Inquisition video game trailer.

Hey there! I'm a classical violinist, composer, & producer based in Nashville, TN. I love working with artists, bands, and producers to add warm, lush, buttery string arrangements to their album, project, or song.

Over the last 10+ years, I've had the honor & privilege of working alongside with some of the most talented, humble, creative, & driven musicians I know. In 2011, I produced Night Bed's LP "Country Sleep" alongside the incredible Konrad Snyder, and added many of the guitars and most all of the strings. Most recently, I've recorded strings with Hayley Williams, Paramore, HalfNoise, Molly Parden, & Becca Mancari, to name a few.

For a more comprehensive selection of my String Works, check out this Spotify playlist:

I'd love the chance to work with you on taking your project to the next level be it through strings, guitars, pianos, or whatever else is best for the music. Feel free to reach out and let's start the conversation. 😊

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Benjamin Kaufman
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams
  • Becca Mancari
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Paramore
  • Night Beds
  • Hayley Williams
  • Hayley Williams

9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Miles L

    This is my second run working with Ben. Couldn’t be happier with the end product. Ben has great taste, is a great communicator and I’m always taken aback by the end product. I plan to go to him for all future string work

  2. Review by Steve
    by Steve

    Great experience with Ben. It didn't take him long to nail down what I wanted. Highly recommended. Thanks Ben.

  3. Review by Ramesh S.

    Ben did a beautiful job arranging and recording strings for my song -- his parts augmented the track in exactly the way that was needed/asked for. In addition he was punctual and a great communicator. I would definitely work with him again!

  4. Review by Philippe R.

    Simple story... very few days to deliver the last song for our album, a very simple first draft steam... we needed something brilliant to put that in value - I gave total freedom to Benjamin and a very short deadline and he has done better than what we could imagine! I strongly recommend you to hire him for your project!! for the work itself... the song has still no name.. but just check Insane Blue (after 1st nov 21 - it will be the last song of the album).

  5. Review by 125533177

    Working with Ben was wonderful. Great communicator, adaptable, outstanding taste and workmanship. Couldn’t be happier with the end result

  6. Review by Tucker M.

    Benjamin was wonderful to work with, an excellent communicator, musician, and the end product was spectacular.

  7. Review by Garrett Stier
    by Garrett Stier

    Ben is great! His parts took our songs beyond where we thought possible, all while being incredibly thoughtful in his approach. Such a gem :)

  8. Review by Daniel James
    by Daniel James

    Ben Is my favorite violin player to work with and my first call whenever I need strings. I've been lucky to work with him on everything from small bedroom recordings to major label artist sessions and he has elevated every song he's been a part of. His tone and consistency are phenomenal and he excels in both charted sessions and open ended on the spot improvisation. He has an amazing work ethic and is a fantastic hang both in and out of the studio. Cannot recommend enough!

  9. Review by Steven Shook
    by Steven Shook

    Such a tasteful string player. Had him record on my contemporary worship project in 2019 and it added so much while fitting in seamlessly with the guitars, synths, and vocals.

HalfNoise - All Sides

I was the Violinist & Arranger in this production

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