Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip Hop Violinist

This month, we want you to meet Miri Ben-Ari, an amazing Grammy Award-winning violinist from Israel.

Miri Ben-Ari, a Grammy Award-Winning violinist originally from Israel, has created her own unique sound by a revolutionary fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B and hip hop. She has been recognized as a musical pioneer.

This classically trained musician has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Patti Labelle, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson and John Legend.

She studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern and has earned the honor from New York’s Apollo Theater as an Apollo Legend. She is also known as The Hip Hop Violinist, the title of her latest album.


Among her many accomplishments, Miri is also the CEO and co-founder of Gedenk (“Remember”), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness among young people about the Holocaust.

Check out this AMAZING video of Miri performing at New York’s Apollo Theater. Our guess is you’ve never seen anything like this before!

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  • socrates
    May 3, 2012

    Miri Ben-Ari’s musical talent is absolutely amazing – the rarity of which is what makes it so powerful.

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