Miri Ben-Ari (Hebrew: מירי בן ארי) (born December 4, 1978 in Israel) is an Israeli violinist, who has created her own unique sound with a fusion of classical style with jazz, R&B and hip hop. She has been recognized as a musical pioneer. Currently, she resides in the United States.
Miri Ben-Ari has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other artists such as Kanye West, Twista, Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Don Omar, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Patti Labelle, Aventura, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, Thalía 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 (Universal Records). Miri Ben-Ari was raised in the Jewish faith.