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Nina DiGregorio

Nina DiGregorio's Biography

Yamaha String Artist Nina Di Gregorio is a classically trained violinist, bass player, writer/arranger, and vocalist, but is most well-known for being a pioneer of the electric rock violin. She has performed as a soloist and and string arranger with the some of the biggest names in the business. Most recently, she arranged and performed strings with The Killers for President Obama and on their latest album. She can also be seen featured on the most recent Beyonce "I am...Yours" DVD and both "David Foster and Friends" DVDs, which includes Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera, and Charice. Other television credits include a performance with Andrea Bocelli for the DVD Amore Under the Desert Sky, Michel Legrand and Friends, and Bell'aria.

Nina was the solo violinist in Toni Braxton's band for 2 years. Other performance credits include Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Donna Summer, Mary J Blige and Jay Z, Regis Philbin, Marco Antonio Solis, and many more.

As a writer/arranger, her work has been heard in shows such as Toni Braxton Revealed, Beyonce I Am....Yours, The Fab: Beatle's Tribute Band, The Las Vegas Tenors, The Killers, The Yellow Brick Road Symphonic Rock Show, as well as on many studio recordings.

Nina's work with her project Bella Electric Strings can best be described as iconic rock and roll music played on the violin. Utilizing full effects pedals and blistering solos, she brings to life many famous rock tunes for electric string ensemble. Bella recently performed as the featured string quartet with Richard Marx in his acoustic show. The group keeps a busy corporate schedule, as well as traveling for Yamaha String Educator Development Seminars, in which Nina's arrangements are featured around the country to demonstrate the Yamaha Silent and Electric violins.

Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance. She also holds a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She can currently be seen featured with the Lon Bronson All-Star Band in Las Vegas, and throughout the country with Bella Electric Strings.

Nina DiGregorio's Gear
Nina DiGregorio

Gear List

EV-205