Congratulations on a stunning album Larah. I play it over and over.

Theunis Engelbrecht


I’m blown away by your album Larah Charles Leonard

Mail & Guardian

Larah Eksteen – violin, voice and beats in one package. A superstar violinist from Johannesburg

Angola Badprop



A multi-disciplinary creative that started playing the violin at the age of 3, graduated with two first instruments, performed abroad, studied in London, composed and produced for film and television and created platforms for young and upcoming string players, has carved her way through the many spheres in the music industry. Larah is one of South Africa’s first electric violinists and continues to position this complex instrument and it’s counterparts in Comtemporary, Electronic, World and Afropolitan genres. She is a singer, performer, composer and audio creative by night and creative director of Urban Strings by day.


Directors and producers have often professed the undenying connection between musicality and emotive editing. As composer, arranger and audio creative Larah entered the post-production industry in 2008 as a video editor. Her interest in the visual side of motion pictures was sparked by her work on soundtracks for TVC’S and TV production theme music. Currently Larah is an Avid editor at Sic Entertainment working on IdolsSA Season 14 and The Wedding Bashers Season 2. 




“I love creating beautiful simple dishes that inspire me to style or plate and enjoy photographing them or anything that accompanies my food ideas. I spend hours thinking about taste combinations colours and flavours, using seasonal vegetables and fruit grown locally. Every meal is a visual feast… a captured moment. I stick to ingredients that are wheat, gluten, added sugar and crap (carbonated drinks, refinded carbs, artificial ingredients, processed foods) free with low carb influences”