Founded by musician Karen Winkelmann, First String matches the very best players with projects on a case by case basis. Working in both live and recorded media, First String contracts for projects of all sizes, budgets and instrumentations through player matching,
introductions to arrangers and state of the art recording studios, and by facilitating partnerships to create new soundscapes.
First String understands that each project is unique and, as such, we are committed to helping clients surpass their musical expectations through creativity, integrity, superior quality, attention to detail and commitment to excellence.
Karen has played on every album I’ve recorded. She is a very gifted violinist as well as an exceptional person with great values and extreme passion for what she does. I have no doubt that she will give 110% and work to ensure that her clients get what they need, and will also lead them in a new creative direction if they so wish.
-- Martina McBride, four-time
CMA Female Vocalist of the year