Damien Escobar is a violinist from New York City and was previously in a group with his older brother Tourie called Nuttin’ But Stringz.
Starting out as street performers, the duo soon found themselves winning talent contests at the Apollo Theater, appearing in movies (2006’s Step Up), on television shows (America’s Got Talent) and even performing at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
The duo separated in 2012, and Escobar spent a short period of time as a real estate broker before returning to music as a solo artist. Escobar’s musical style has been described by some as a mix of classical, jazz, pop, R&B and hip-hop.
He is one of the most revered violinists in the world for his ability to freestyle within several genres.
At age 10 Escobar became the youngest student ever to be accepted at the Juilliard School of Music and graduated in just three years.
He spent much of 2019 headlining his Elements of Love multi-city tour across the country.