Nikos Mavridis

Violin, Viola, String Section

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Hi. If you are looking for a Violinist to add a Solo or an amazing String section to your track, you have surely found one of the best. My name is Nikos and i am here to help you take your music to the next level. Check out my audio compilation to get a taste of my work and feel free to contact me for anything. I will be happy to hear from you.

After all the years on the market, i am confident enough to put myself among the best professionals out there.

My reviews and the feedback i get from my clients are a huge compliment to that statement.

Whether as a Violinist, Viola or an Arranger/Composer, Artists from all over the world are excited working with me and i do my best to deliver the most out of my experience as a Musician.

I had the luck to work in great studios with numerous artists, to be a member of a few great bands touring around Europe and the USA, and played numerous classical concerts in some of the world's best venues. But all that is just a part of my journey. My best skills and my greatest inspiration comes from hard work, my passion for many styles of music, my perfectionism in all technical aspects of sound and my multi-instrumentalism, which is a very important part of my violin technique and my personal songwriting process.

The price list is only for reference. I try to keep my prices affordable for a large group of clients, as long as my schedule allows it. So don't be shy if you just need a small Solo, or if you are on a budget. I will be happy to help.

So if you want to collaborate with one of the best and give your music a special vibe and character, just contact me and let's get to work.

For more information visit my homepage: www.nikosmavridis.com

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Nikos Mavridis
  • Falkenbach
  • Carach Angren
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Carach Angren
  • Carach Angren
  • Carach Angren

64 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Paul
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    I've forgotten how many times I've used Nikos now since I try to book him for any violin/viola parts I need recorded. I would rather wait for his schedule to open rather than use anyone else at this point. During this last job, he added some extra articulations for me to choose from- subtle differences but a very good look into how dedicated to his craft he is.
    He's an outstanding player.

  2. Review by Anton K.
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    Second time around working with Nikos. He is a class act musician. One of the best violinists I've ever worked with. Highly recommend. I will be returning.

  3. Review by Cyrille M.
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    The second time with Nikos and it confirms the first one. Nikos is a highly professional violinist with a large way of playing. Always invested, it's sure we will work together soon. A great player and a very nice guy, so Goooooo with Nikos.

  4. Review by Alex S.
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    Amazing work from Nikos again. Would highly recommend him, and will be working with him again on future tracks.

  5. Review by Avintha Fonseka
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    I've lost count on how many times I've worked with Nikos now. He always goes above and beyond and cares deeply about the task. Not only is he an excellent violinist but he's got a great ear for composition and has advised me countless times on my songs. Thank you for everything, Nikos!

  6. Review by Mendel M.
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    Expressive, Soulful, Moving! wow! This man knows how to play and completely capture the feel you need!
    Wonderful communication and delivery...Definitely will work with him again.

  7. Review by Paul
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    Another amazing experience working with Nikos. Not only does he have amazing tone but he's thoughtful about all aspects of his recording. During our last song, he threw in extra muted tracks to help smooth out the trickier passages and to help with layering. I hadn't even mentioned it- he just delivered them as an option.
    Nice guy and a stellar player.

  8. Review by Rudy (aka POSY)
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    Another great experience working with Nikos. He's an exceptional musician and always brings valuable new ideas that the projects I work with him on. Best session string player on SoundBetter!

  9. Review by Naftali
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    excellent playing, quality, and GREAT communication. if you need soulful and tasteful music, hit him up!

  10. Review by Avintha F.
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    At this point I think Nikos is the only violinist I'll work with. Perfect performance and went above and beyond with extra elements as always! Thanks, Nikos!

  11. Review by Cyrille M.
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    Nikos delivers a high quality recordings. The perfect guy for this job. And he is very nice and talented guy.

  12. Review by Theo H.
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    Nikos always delivers, always top notch!

  13. Review by Maximilian H.
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    Okay working with Nikos is a highly, highly recommendation! He's not just the probably best Soundbetter communicator i worked with so far, but also his musical abilities are SPOT ON. He delivered way more than what we talked about, what left me with input that made my track sound better for sure! I'm sure i'll work with Nikos again - Thanks!!!!

  14. Review by Anna M.
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    Nikos is absolutely amazing. Really love his style and how professional he is. Beautiful, warm sounding and emotional viola. Flawless quality, great communication. Very satisfied with experience and result. Will be back for more in future.

  15. Review by Theo H.
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    Nikos is a fantastic, professional, efficient and very skilled musician. He has become my go-to for string section work, highly recommended

  16. Review by Corbin A.
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    I can't say enough great things about Niko. He gave my track that extra that it needed. His strings were hauntingly beautiful in the best way. Can't recommend him enough. Will absolutely be using Niko more in the future.

  17. Review by Avintha F.
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    Third time working with Nikos and he has been consistently exceeding expectations. There’s nothing this man can’t do when it comes to strings! Thanks, Nikos!

  18. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Nikos. Good communication, and he provides very high quality recordings every time. Thanks!

  19. Review by Avintha F.
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    Second time working with Nikos and it was a great a experience as the first. Very professional and timely. The tracks exceeded all expectations! Thanks, Nikos!

  20. Review by Paul
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    I have worked with Nikos several times now and will continue to do so in the future. He has a great ability to play in a way where the violin sits well in the project and still manages to strike the right balance between tone and dynamics. A pleasure to work with.

  21. Review by Michael C.
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    Words can't even express how happy I am!

  22. Review by Jack H.
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    Top-notch musicianship and great communication.

  23. Review by Paul
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    I have worked with Nikos on several projects now and I'm always really happy with the results. He works quickly, has great communication skills and just always brings something special to the tracks. His technical skills on violin are stellar but he also really plays with a sense of emotion and grace. I highly recommend him.

  24. Review by Alex S.
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    Nikos was amazing to work with, and really made sure that he delivered what I wanted. He was quick at communicating, and is clearly a very talented violinist. I would definitely recommend him, and will use him again if I need strings on my tracks.

  25. Review by Avintha F.
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nikos. The communication and the process overall was professional and smooth from the very beginning. The string arrangements he composed for my song exceeded my wildest expectations!! Definitely my go-to violin musician from now on! Thanks Nikos!

  26. Review by Theo H.
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    Nikos is a magnificent musician. I have worked with him on more than one occasion. I would really recommend him for any string arrangement work. Professional, quick, reasonably priced. Highly recommended

  27. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Nikos! I'm always very happy with how he interprets my string parts and will definitely be working with him again on future projects. Thanks again.

  28. Review by Pako
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    I'm very happy with what Nikos made for me. He's the best.

  29. Review by Andrew V.
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    Nikos is a super talented musician that can take your track to another level. Great communication and easy to deal with. Highly recommended!

  30. Review by Andrew V.
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    Nikos is a master at his craft. The quality of his recordings is amazing. Super talent musician and great communication. Definitely would work with again!

  31. Review by Dakota Girton
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    Nikos is an absolute pro and he gave me exactly what I needed on the first try. Highly recommend!!

  32. Review by Paul
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    I've worked with Nikos multiple times now and he really is an amazing player. He's provided me with several takes and was incredibly prompt with his communication. His intonation is dead on and he play expressively. Highly recommend.

  33. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Nikos. He’s a very talented player that always delivers really great recordings for any style of music I’m working on. Can’t recommend his services enough!

  34. Review by Jyoti K.
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    Nikos is great to work with - extremely professional, communicates really well and provides great quality work in a timely manner. I'd love to work with him again.

  35. Review by Bryan B.
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    I don't have a technical music background and Nikos did a fantastic job working with me to try and help structure a new song I am developing. He had fantastic communication and asked terrific questions. It was a pleasure to work with him. Super talented!

  36. Review by Jaquie D.
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    Nikos provided violin parts for two of my songs. As well as being an accomplished player he also offered helpful advice on the recording and mixing of the tracks as he is familiar with Logic. He was very clear in his communication with me. I am very happy with what he came up with, which fitted with the vision I had for the songs, and would collaborate with him again.

  37. Review by L. Daniel
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    I was able to get quickly in contact with Nikos due to his fast response to my inquiry. The quality and professionalism it’s outstanding... communication was excellent! Highly recommend!!!

  38. Review by Lorenzo V.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Nikos. When I asked him to join the song through a violin part, he was helpful, friendly and very professional. The sound of his violin is wonderful and creatively his ideas were of great taste. Our communication was perfect! I can only recommend it and I hope we will soon have another opportunity to work together!

  39. Review by Anton K.
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    Nikos blew my mind with his violin work. Extremely easy to work with and over-delivers. 5/5 and highly recommend.

  40. Review by Rudy K.
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    Always a really positive experience working with Nikos! Easily one of the best session string players & arrangers on SoundBetter.

  41. Review by Stanislav B.
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    Extremely awesome professional! My best music collaboration experience ever. Nikos easily undestood what i need (despite my strange specific order) and deliver the result insanely fast, which has been approved with no comments.

    Definitely, it's only my first project with Nikos.

  42. Review by Theo H.
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    Nikos delivered an amazing performance of what I asked him to record, with very well organised recordings. But he also offered his own ideas and variations which turned out to be better than my original ideas, and totally took the song to the next level in terms of emotion. He did all of this for an incredibly reasonable price. Highly recommended

  43. Review by Doug M.
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    My second time working with Nikos. Beautiful playing as always, and he brought some great ideas to the arrangement that added depth to the song.

  44. Review by Daniel W.
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    Once again, Nikos has done an outstanding job on a very difficult piece. Highly, highly recommended!

  45. Review by Simon
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    Fantastic result and quick turnaround. Nikos is a very personable and highly skilled musician. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to work with him in the future.

  46. Review by Sercan
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    Nikos, is very good and very fast, it was a pleasure to work with him!
    I recommend him to everyone!

  47. Review by Daniel W.
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    Excellent service and musicianship!

  48. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Nikos. A very talented violinist that works quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

  49. Review by Tsuko G.
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    I don't know where to start...

    I entrusted Nikos with the strings arrangement of my pop/motown track, and with his blessed ears, perfect play and stunning sound quality, he managed to breathe LIFE into my music like no one else can.

    If you want anything pro strings/violin related, this is your guy. Search no more. You will NEVER regret.

  50. Review by Paul
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    Nikos was prompt, polite and most importantly- delivered amazing tone and heart with his performance. He exceeded my expectations and I'll be using him again. Top notch talent.

  51. Review by Rudy K.
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    If you need remote string recordings done, Nikos is your best option. Always does quality work and takes the time to get things sounding exactly how you want.

  52. Review by Doug M.
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    Nikos did a fantastic job with a lead violin part and string arrangement on my track. Great tone, very conscientious, reasonable rates.

  53. Review by Rudy K.
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    Once again, Nikos provided me with an exceptional string recording. He goes above and beyond to make sure every track is sounding great before delivery.

  54. Review by Clemens W.
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    He's the best out there. Period.

  55. Review by Dejan K.
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    Nikos is a very talented musician with really great and friendly communication. Working with him was a real pleasure. Excellent violin sound, recording quality and fair price. I'm really satisfied.

  56. Review by Rudy K.
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    Nikos went above and beyond to deliver an awesome recording. Great player, fair price, and easy to work with.

  57. Review by Smaragda A.
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    Incredible musician, 100% professional - got the job fast and neatly executed! bonus : Nikos creative input was very important!

  58. Review by Cal
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    Back again to tell you again about my friend!
    Wonderful to work with. He gives me the strings my records need for LaSound! Take notice. We were here!

  59. Review by Cal
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    He has the gift!
    Give him the path and he will blaze.
    I will be using him in the future.

  60. Review by Cal
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    Easy communication. Got the work done fast. Will be working with him again soon.

  61. Review by Tommaso M.
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    I hired Nikos for some violin and Viola parts and he sent me very clear and professional sounding tracks. Definetely recommended!

  62. Review by Patrick Damiani
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    Nikos Mavridis is the man you need for your recording session (or live gig)
    We had dozens of studio sessions in all different music genres, from pop to rock to metal, from classical to gipsy. Either playing from sheet or improvising, Nikos will deliver with great pitch and tone. Occasionally I had him playing the Hammond for me, too :)
    I guess, having him flying from greece over to germany around 20 times for studio sessions in the last 10 years shows he is worth it ;)
    highly recommended

  63. Review by Dionysis Bastas
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    Great perception!
    Great musician!!!
    Professional experience on Recording studio

  64. Review by Clemens W.
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    Most talented violinist I know. Have been working together for years, always beyond perfect!

Interview with Nikos Mavridis

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am especially proud to have participated twice in the International Violin Masterclass of Leonidas Kavakos. He is one of the best Violinistst worldwide and this was a dream come true and a huge honor.

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

  4. A: Working on releasing my own music. A very difficult step for many of us who write and produce their own music. But i am getting closer.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: That they will be very satisfied with my musical experience and my classical professionalism.

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

  8. A: Be as exact as you can about what you want. Feel free to talk a lot about it. Send reference tracks. Online collaboration can be tricky, so the more I know, the better I can understand what the customer wants.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: A 3/4 Classic Guitar and 4 sets of strings. Boom!

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

  12. A: My grandfather and my father are Violinists, so i do it since I was a child. I have completed my classical studies in Germany. Regular studio experience since 2007 with a great number of Bands and genres. Meantime doing concerts as a Classical Violinist, Viola, session Musician, and trying my luck as a producer, music composer and sound engineer.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I have no particular style. One of my strongest skills is imitation. I can play like a top notch Classical Violinist or a drunk Fiddler. It's fun to have many different personalities.

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

  16. A: I absolutely love Lana Del Rey. Wish i could one day produce one of her albums. Why? Because she seems to need a Producer and i seem to need an Artist to produce. I think it would be a great Album.

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

  18. A: If you want to add some analog warmth to your harmonies, play some sublime Hammond organ to it. No one will notice, but it will make a huge difference. Done it many times with a friend that owns a Studio in Germany. We call it a homeopathic dose of Hammond. (The Hammond must be real. No plugins). I am the lucky owner of a T-500.

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

  20. A: Whatever kind of music requires a violin or a string ensemble. Literally anything. From Pop to Folk, Metal or Electronic music. Strings nowadays can serve many purposes. This is a very fortunate fact.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I have perfect pitch, a relatively fast prima vista, lots of experience in studio and on stage and a very solid violin technique. Besides that I have a very broad personal musical taste for many music genres, for that reason I can adapt very good to the demands of a particular type of music and imitate lots of different styles of playing.

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

  24. A: Whatever a customer needs. It could be a String Arrangement, it could be a Solo, or something totally sublime. I am very flexible about this. Long term clients seem to trust me with my experimental sides, relying on my experience as a Musician. I really like it when it happens.

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

  26. A: Customer sends the track with an audio or midi file and describes his wishes verbally. I try to get the best picture I can about the sound and the style. If possible there is a reference track. I make the recordings and if needed we make a few changes. Usually not many changes are needed if the communication is good enough from the start. This is for me the most essential part of the workflow.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: A nicely balanced acoustic treatment. Medium sized Room. Audient iD14 Soundcard with Burr Brown converters. Aston Origin Microphone. Logic Pro X. Yamaha HS7 Monitors. Sennheiser DT770 Headphones.

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

  30. A: Lately i am very inspired by modern producers such as Illangelo. But my influences are noumerous. Radiohead, Beatles, Russian Rock bands, Modern Trap, Old school Hip Hop, you name it. Good music is always good.

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

  32. A: A client has something particular in mind, or wants me to add my own ideas to the track. Often it is both. We discuss the details and proceed to the recordings.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: We are lucky to have a choice. I choose both.

  35. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  36. A: A a musician I have travelled a lot, met lots of people, played lots of different music and look forward to do exactly the same in the future.

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

  38. A: I have not noticed a misconception till now. It is what it is.

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

  40. A: Depends on what the client needs. There are questions about sound, style, arrangement etc.

  41. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  42. A: There are no common questions yet.

  43. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  44. A: Petros Voudouris. A sound engineer, a friend, and the person that helped to make this profile.

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A few revisions are included in the price if needed. More revisions can be made with additional costs. Typical time 3 to 5 days. Depends on the complexity of the work.

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  • A great sounding Violin. A nice warm Viola. Recording in Logic ProX with an Audient iD14. Aston Origin Micro. Yamaha HS7
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