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Sara Parkins

GRAMMY® awarded violinist and active concert performer

Book Sara to record world-class violin on your track.

PREMIUM

Starting at

€99

Reviews

"Sara is one of those rare artists who has transcended the limitations of technique so that what you are left with is the essence of who she is - vivacious, insightful, playful, intense and totally engaging. You’ll relish every note and phrase she offers you!"

David Lockington, Conductor of Pasadena and Grand Rapids Symphonies

David Lockington, Conductor of Pasadena and Grand Rapids Symphonies

“Sara is one of our first calls when we need a violin part recorded - her generosity, spirit, and musicality makes the work a pleasure, and we're always incredibly grateful to have her on any project.”

Alexis Marsh, Film Composer in LA

Alexis Marsh, Film Composer in LA

"I have had the good fortune of collaborating with Sara Parkins on two of my albums, Short Stories and the GRAMMY® nominated Passing Through. Not only is she an amazing violinist, but she is also a joy to work with. Sara is a consummate professional and I consider her to be one of the best in the business. I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone."

Gernot Wolfgang, Composer, Los Angeles

Gernot Wolfgang, Composer, Los Angeles

If you're looking for a world-class violin player to record on your track, Sara Parkins is the perfet choice for you.


Award-winning violinist Sara Parkins is an active studio musician for major motion pictures, television and recording artists. Sara has performed at the Oscars, GRAMMY®'s and other renown award shows. Composers she has worked with include John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, James Horner and many others.


As a violinist with diverse interests, Sara has toured the world as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She has participated in the Bravo Festival, Vail, Strings in the Mountains  Colorado, Highlands Festivals, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Oregon Bach Festival, Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Tanglewood and Orchestra de Cadeques among others.


Sara was a member of The Angeles Quartet which won a GRAMMY® for Best Chamber Music performance of the Complete recordings of the Haydn String Quartets.


She currently performs with two well known chamber groups: the internationally acclaimed Eroica Trio which tours internationally, and The Eclipse Quartet, which focuses on the music of living composers.

Having graduated from The Juilliard Pre College, Sara also attended the Curtis Institute of Music and has a Masters Degree from Stonybrook University in New York. She enjoys the sunshine living in Los Angeles, despite the traffic.


You can book Sara to record live on your track today, for €99.

Available Instruments

Violin and world-class microphones, preamps and audio interface.

Microphones: 2 matched Neumann U87 (vintage) 2 matched Schoeps CMC 6U 2 matched AKG 414 B ULS Pre-amps & Audio Interfaces 2 RMC Fireface interfaces (24 channels total) 2 Golden Age Project Pre-73 MKIII Mic/line Preamps DAWs: Pro Tools (subscription, current) Ableton Live 10 (current)

Credits

Toy Story

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker

Mythos - TV Mini-Series - violinist - 4 episodes

Marriage Story

Avatar

The Adventures of Ociee Nash

The War of the Worlds

The Eroica Trio

The Angeles Quartet

The Eclipse Quartet

Sample Tracks

Home studio solo recording
00:00 / 01:04
Anakin's Theme
00:00 / 01:04
Imagenes de Buenos Aires I.
00:00 / 01:04
Haydn String Quartet, Eb Maj
00:00 / 01:04
Imagenes de Buenos, Aires I.
00:00 / 01:04

Sara Parkins

GRAMMY® awarded violinist and active concert performer

If you're looking for a world-class violin player to record on your track, Sara Parkins is the perfet choice for you.


Award-winning violinist Sara Parkins is an active studio musician for major motion pictures, television and recording artists. Sara has performed at the Oscars, GRAMMY®'s and other renown award shows. Composers she has worked with include John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, James Horner and many others.


As a violinist with diverse interests, Sara has toured the world as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She has participated in the Bravo Festival, Vail, Strings in the Mountains  Colorado, Highlands Festivals, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Oregon Bach Festival, Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Tanglewood and Orchestra de Cadeques among others.


Sara was a member of The Angeles Quartet which won a GRAMMY® for Best Chamber Music performance of the Complete recordings of the Haydn String Quartets.


She currently performs with two well known chamber groups: the internationally acclaimed Eroica Trio which tours internationally, and The Eclipse Quartet, which focuses on the music of living composers.

Having graduated from The Juilliard Pre College, Sara also attended the Curtis Institute of Music and has a Masters Degree from Stonybrook University in New York. She enjoys the sunshine living in Los Angeles, despite the traffic.


You can book Sara to record live on your track today, for €99.

PREMIUM

Starting at

€99

Reviews

"Sara is one of those rare artists who has transcended the limitations of technique so that what you are left with is the essence of who she is - vivacious, insightful, playful, intense and totally engaging. You’ll relish every note and phrase she offers you!"

David Lockington, Conductor of Pasadena and Grand Rapids Symphonies

“Sara is one of our first calls when we need a violin part recorded - her generosity, spirit, and musicality makes the work a pleasure, and we're always incredibly grateful to have her on any project.”

Alexis Marsh, Film Composer in LA

"I have had the good fortune of collaborating with Sara Parkins on two of my albums, Short Stories and the GRAMMY® nominated Passing Through. Not only is she an amazing violinist, but she is also a joy to work with. Sara is a consummate professional and I consider her to be one of the best in the business. I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone."

Gernot Wolfgang, Composer, Los Angeles

If you're looking for a world-class violin player to record on your track, Sara Parkins is the perfet choice for you.


Award-winning violinist Sara Parkins is an active studio musician for major motion pictures, television and recording artists. Sara has performed at the Oscars, GRAMMY®'s and other renown award shows. Composers she has worked with include John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, James Horner and many others.


As a violinist with diverse interests, Sara has toured the world as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. She has participated in the Bravo Festival, Vail, Strings in the Mountains  Colorado, Highlands Festivals, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Oregon Bach Festival, Taktlos Festival in Zurich, Tanglewood and Orchestra de Cadeques among others.


Sara was a member of The Angeles Quartet which won a GRAMMY® for Best Chamber Music performance of the Complete recordings of the Haydn String Quartets.


She currently performs with two well known chamber groups: the internationally acclaimed Eroica Trio which tours internationally, and The Eclipse Quartet, which focuses on the music of living composers.

Having graduated from The Juilliard Pre College, Sara also attended the Curtis Institute of Music and has a Masters Degree from Stonybrook University in New York. She enjoys the sunshine living in Los Angeles, despite the traffic.


You can book Sara to record live on your track today, for €99.

Available Instruments

Violin and world-class microphones, preamps and audio interface.

Microphones: 2 matched Neumann U87 (vintage) 2 matched Schoeps CMC 6U 2 matched AKG 414 B ULS Pre-amps & Audio Interfaces 2 RMC Fireface interfaces (24 channels total) 2 Golden Age Project Pre-73 MKIII Mic/line Preamps DAWs: Pro Tools (subscription, current) Ableton Live 10 (current)

Credits

Toy Story

Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker

Mythos - TV Mini-Series - violinist - 4 episodes

Marriage Story

Avatar

The Adventures of Ociee Nash

The War of the Worlds

The Eroica Trio

The Angeles Quartet

The Eclipse Quartet

Sample Tracks

Home studio solo recording
00:00 / 01:04
Anakin's Theme
00:00 / 01:04
Imagenes de Buenos Aires I.
00:00 / 01:04
Haydn String Quartet, Eb Maj
00:00 / 01:04
Imagenes de Buenos, Aires I.
00:00 / 01:04

Worked with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Thomas Newman, Danny Elfman & more

GRAMMY® Award winner for Best
Chamber Music performance

Performed at the Oscars and
GRAMMY® Awards

Questions about booking your first session?

Our Executive Producers are here to walk you through the process.

How do remote sessions work?

After you’ve booked your remote session, there are three simple steps in the preparation, completion and delivery of your files.

1. Preparation
Download and install Zoom (https://zoom.us/download). Ensure you have a stable internet connection (we recommend using an ethernet cable) and good quality headphones or speakers to enjoy your experience.

2. Remote Session
Attend your session live and collaborate with the artist you booked.

3. Download your files
Download your files after the session. You will receive the download link within 24h after the session!

How far along in my track do I need to be before booking a session?

At any stage. It can even just be an idea or a simple voice recording. Our resident producers will take your idea and turn it into a reality. Our average full production cost is €399, but if you’re not sure or want to get a specific quote, just get in touch.

How far in advance can I book?

You can book up to one week in advance. We don’t accept bookings fewer than 7 days before any session. That’s because we want to give our residents enough time to fully prepare for your session. To make it one worth having and remembering!

What happens after I make a booking?

We’ll ask you to fill out a super quick form to give us more info about your track or album. You can tell us details like the track name, bpm and a reference track. We’ll also provide you with a link where you can send us your music files (i.e. any bounces, DAW session file and music score if you have one).

What happens during my session?

Before the session, you’ll receive links to join the live HQ audio and video stream for the session. Please access these links at least 5 minutes before the session is due to begin, to mitigate any technical issues you may encounter.
During the session you will typically introduce yourself and the musical piece, chat about your intentions, arrangement etc, and we jump right into recording or producing. A 30 minutes recording session usually allows for 2 to 3 full takes with time left over to go back over specific parts. We’ll wrap up and talk about some next steps to get complete.

What's the sound quality like during my session?

You will be able to listen to the high quality audio feed directly from the artist’s DAW. It’s like you’re right there in the studio - no sound compromise!

What do I receive after my session?

You will receive every take that the artist recorded, according to the audio specifications that you have requested. These will be the raw session files as well as bounces of each recorded track (wav). You will receive an email with the download link within 24h.

My track is already under development. What’s the correct format to send to you?

We accept WAV or AIFF files at sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz, and bit depths of either 16, 24 or 32 bit. Note that for orchestra recording sessions, we only accept 48khz at 24bits. Please supply us with mono or stereo files, clearly named and without audio clipping. You will need to provide multi-tracks that are consolidated or bounced from the start point of your song (bar 1 beat 1 or start time code). All files must be of the same duration, sample rate and bit depth. Please feel free to contact us if you're not sure.

What’s the cancellation policy?

We offer a full refund on cancellations up to 7 days prior to the scheduled recording session. Within 7 days of the session, cancellations will incur a 50% session fee. In the case of a no-show, you will not be refunded. Our satisfaction guarantee means if you’re not happy with your session, just let us know and we’ll issue a refund.

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