Violinist Arianne Urban is a Chicago/Miami based freelance musician and an active solo, chamber, and orchestral player.
As a Classically trained musician, Arianne is well versed in playing a wide range of musical genres, including improvising in jazz, pop, R&B/soul, and sacred soundscape music.
She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the world, ranging from sold out rock shows in Tokyo to Chamber Festivals in Italy.
Urban is a regular member of the Nu Deco Ensemble in Miami, FL, as well as an active collaborator with recording artists, arrangers and producers working in film and session work. She regularly records with Arranger Matt Jones and has played on Grammy Nominated Albums with recording artists John Legend, Chronixx, Ledisi, Kirk Franklin, Jessie J, and on PJ Morton's Grammy Award Winning "Best Traditional R&B" song How deep is your Love.
Arianne has shared the stage with world-renowned artists including Michael Buble, Joshua Bell, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis, Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Gloria Gaynor, Edgar Meyer, Father John Misty, Gil Shaham, Kevin Spacey, Take 6, George Benson, Mike Mills, Katharine McPhee, Randy Waldman, Terence Blanchard, the Marley brothers, David Foster, PJ Morton, Lindsey Stirling, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Monica Mancini, Jon Secada, and Mark O’ Connor.
She has appeared on George Benson’s 2013 album Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole; a live PBS Special Jazz and the Philharmonic, featuring Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Mark O’Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, and produced by Phil Ramone; and a live PBS Special Gloria Estefan: The Standards.
Urban has served as Concert Master of the DePaul Symphony Orchestra, guest concertmaster in Tokyo with Yoshiki, and was also Concert Master of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Miami String Project.
Arianne Urban holds a graduate degree from DePaul University and received her Bachelors of Music from the Frost School of Music, where she was first violinist of the Stamps String Quartet — an elite group of string students that represented the University of Miami through international performances.