Product Description for the Spitfire Spitfire Solo Strings
A collection of virtuoso performers, playing soloistically in the Hall at Air Lyndhurst. This library is great for providing the soaring lines above the orchestra, cutting through, or for providing detail and extra humanity in your tracks by blending in with your other string libraries. The short articulations are incredibly punchy and tight, and the mic mixing facility enables you to tailor the sound from epic right through to indie.
This library features the virtuosic skills of Andrew Haveron on Violin, Bruce White on Viola and Caroline Dale on Cello. These are three players you will have heard many, many times already whether in concerts around the world, on any recent Hollywood blockbuster recorded in the UK, or a raft of exceptional independent movie appearances and top tracks from a who’s who of pop and rock.
Andrew who has played concerti with the LSO, BBC SO, Halle, and CBSO, was for 8 years the leader of the Brodsky Quartet but left to become leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and is currently the concert master of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia. He is the highest British prize winner at the prestigious "Paganini" competition for the last 50 years.
Bruce White is a mainstay of the London session scene, regular leader of the Viola section, and has played on recordings with such artists as Florence and the Machine, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Hans Zimmer, John Powell, James Newton Howard, Dido, Sting, Belle and Sebastian, Amy Winehouse, Peter Gabriel, Pixie Lott, U2, Cee Lo Green, Daft Punk. the list goes on endlessly!
Caroline Dale is a first call Cellist in London, regularly leading sessions. At the age of 5 she heard a radio recording of Jacqueline Du Pre playing Elgar's Cello Concerto, and was inspired to pester her parents until they gave her a quarter size Cello. At the age of 13 she won a national music competition, which happened to be televised, and Jacqueline was watching and wrote a note of congratulations: Caroline was invited to tea with her inspiration, and followed her career as it blossomed. When the film Hilary and Jackie needed a cellist able to provide both the soundtrack and close up shots of performances, they turned to Caroline.
These three players are simply exceptional and inspirational and we are incredibly proud to have worked with them on this collection.