Fishman Artists

Ysanne Spevack

Fishman Artist // Ysanne Spevack

Best known for her work with David J, Ysanne has played violin, viola and cello for the Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Michael Stipe and more legendary artists. She recently played with Christina Perri for 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn' US tour, and has tightened her bow for Elton John, Brett Anderson, Sister Bliss and Tiësto.

The music she composed for Discovery's Lonely Planet Guides series is widely enjoyed, and she has contributed strings to HBO's Big Love and more leading television shows.

Ysanne's original soundtrack for Jim and Aaron Eckhardt's feature film 'To Be Friends' contains her characteristic emotional depth, attention to detail and unmistakeable tone.

Ysanne is strictly un-classical, as exposed by her collaborations with Laurie Anderson, the Master Musicians of Jajouka and Vanessa Beecroft. Her strings ache, and her bow cracks. Softly she whispers, then suddenly punctuates with startling intensity. Harmonics ring, fingerboards shake, and as she plays, spines tingle...

Not for the faint-hearted, she has been known to break bows for Billy Corgan, to snap strings for David J, and to soothe Tiësto to a slow, subtle symphony.