Miri Ben-Ari is a classically trained, Israeli-born violinist. As a crossover artist, she has recorded with Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Ashanti, and Brandy. She also recorded an album of hip-hop music with many well-known emcees on vocals in addition to her Western classical and jazz recordings.

She appeared in the "Violins" segment of Elmo's World with Abby Cadabby. Together, they sent an e-mail to Elmo about how to play the violin. (YouTube)

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