Harvey Mason Media proudly announces the addition of producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ester Na to the studio team. With nearly 20 years of professional experience performing both cello and piano, Ester brings a unique set of skills to the table which we look forward to integrating on projects such as the upcoming film Pitch Perfect 3 and remake of the 80’s classic, Valley Girl.
Originally from Vienna, Austria, Ester was accepted into the University of Music and Performing Arts at an early age where she trained under Valentin Erben (cellist for the world-renowned Alban Berg String Quartet) and Lilia Schulz-Bayrova (internationally acclaimed cellist) and won several prestigious international classical cello competitions throughout Europe.
Despite her rise to critical acclaim as a touring classical cellist in Vienna, Ester sought to pursue her interest for American pop music through a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano which she obtained from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, before heading off to Boston, Massachusetts to study Contemporary Writing and Production at the renowned Berklee College of Music, where she collaborated with world famous musicians such as Vadim Neselovskyi (piano player for Gary Burton), Bill Elliot (composer and arranger for Disney), Lin Biviano (Frank Sinatra’s Jazz trumpeter) and many others.
Ester has since performed with Ledisi (Grammy award-winning RnB vocalist), the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, Renese King (Emmy nominated gospel vocalist) and the Terence Blanchard orchestra, while also working as the arranger for Chinese pop star, Khalil Fong on China’s Idol TV show.
8x Grammy-winning producer Harvey Mason Jr. is thrilled to begin collaborating with Ester on a variety of upcoming projects including several films and TV series’, as well as new records for artists like Jennifer Hudson and Chris Brown. Ester has an exceptional ability to build and compose tracks for contemporary artists using her classical background and influence, and she pairs that with a dedication and passion for her craft that is often hard to come by.
Ester will play a crucial role in co-writing, co-producing, performing, arranging and orchestrating with Harvey. Harvey and the team at Harvey Mason Media are incredibly excited for all the great, new music this collaboration will bring.