Nina Di Gregorio, a Yamaha string artist, 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. Recently, she arranged and performed strings with the Killers for President Obama and on the Killers latest album. Television credits include the Latin Grammys with Shakira, and she can also be seen featured on the Beyonce “I am…Yours” DVD and both “David Foster and Friends” DVDs, alongside Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Boz Scaggs, and Peter Cetera among others, as well as the featured soloist with Charice. Other television credits include a performance with Andrea Bocelli for the dvd “Amore Under the Desert Sky,” “Michel Legrand and Friends,” “Bell’aria,” and America’s Got Talent Season One with Bella Electric Strings, of which she is founder, writer, and lead violinist.
She was the solo violinist in Toni Braxton’s band for 2 years. Other performance credits include: CHEAP TRICK, JOSH GROBAN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, ANDREA BOCELLI, MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS, JOHNNY MATHIS, MICHAEL BUBLE, DEEP PURPLE, MARY J. BLIGE & JAY Z, REGIS PHILBIN, THE TRANS SIBERIAN OCHESTRA, BABYFACE, DONNA SUMMER, WAYNE NEWTON, 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, “imagine if Hendrix played a 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 Las Vegas 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.
LocationBella Las Vegas