At the intersection of music, sound healing and meditation, Ari Urban is a Heart-centered Artist on a mission to activate inner resilience in her listeners.
A Miami native, passionate musician, and recent Winner of the Knight Foundation New Work 2020 Grant; Ari's project "The Art of Being Human" is re-imagining the concert experience during the Covid era, by creating a sacred space for audience members to explore the full range of their emotions; at the intersection of classical music, sound healing, and guided meditation.
Ari Urban is a classically trained violinist who has transcended musical genres through collaborating with recording artists, producers, and creators around the globe.
A member of Miami’s very own Nu Deco Ensemble, Ari has also 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, Lindsey Stirling, Kimbra, Joshua Bell, Michael Buble, Bobby McFerrin, Yoshiki, Kanye West, Angelique Kidjo, Josh Groban, PJ Morton, Lindsey Stirling, Evanescence, Johnny Mathis, Father John Misty, Andrea Bocelli, Edgar Meyer, Gloria Estefan, George Benson; and recently performed at the LATIN GRAMMYS 2020.
As a Miami based artist, Ari is also a composer, meditation mentor, sound journey facilitator, and educator.
As a mindfulness meditation mentor, Ari works with young musicians using mindfulness and sound healing to overcome performance anxiety and empower students from the inside out.
During 2020, she has collaborated virtually with Nu Deco artistic director/conductor Jacomo Bairos on a “Musical Mindfulness” series, premiered in “TIME”, a New York Times’ top 10 song, and has also co-founded “Music Free my Heart” with holistic healer Carolyn Baron; a global, heart-centered community created to help others express and integrate the complexity of their inner world, through music and guided meditation.
In her solo work, it is Ari’s intention to create a sacred field of music in which the listeners’ emotional body can be explored deeply; connecting to one’s inner world and discovering an inward path to self discovery and healing.
Over the past year, Ari has recorded over 20 meditative/healing tracks with Chicago-based Sound Healer and producer, Preston Klik. You can find their work
Ms. Urban is a passionate advocate for meditation and the practice of mindfulness in the field of music. Through her music and workshops, Ari connects listeners to their direct, visceral experience of the sounds and feelings they are experiencing in order to connect more deeply with the emotional body. It is her passion to speak about the exploration of the emotional body through various mediums of music.