Avery Bright, Violin/Viola
Avery Bright is an active session violinist/violist, performer, and string contractor based in Nashville, TN. When he’s not playing or arranging strings on someone else’s record, Avery’s own original music features his classical roots with Americana undertones, resulting in a beautiful signature style. In addition to his playing, Avery is an active string arranger and founder of The String Cell, a one-stop string arranging and overdub recording studio. Avery was born in Salida, CO, and began taking violin lessons at the age of four. His higher education includes a BM in violin performance and pedagogy from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and a MM in violin performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
Avery has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Bela Fleck, Jars of Clay, Laura Bell Bundy, Neil Sedaka, Kansas, Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Selah, Matthew West, Nicole Nordeman, modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Nashville hit-songwriters Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, Graham Colton, Daniel Bashta, Uncle Skeleton, Paper Route, Tye Tribbett, and many others. He has also done recording sessions for Sony Playstation, arranged and recorded several string quartet sample libraries for the 2014 Band-in-a-Box software program, and has extensive experience in the Nashville studio scene with a number signed and independent artists including Jars of Clay, Anthem Lights, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Kevin Max, Kopecky Family band, Heather Bond, Paul Coleman, Michael W. Smith, OneRepublic, and many others.