Expanding the boundaries of the standard classical experience, the Gruca White Ensemble engages audiences with their creative programming and energetic performances.  Featuring music from multiple cultures and genres, they seek out rarely-heard works from around the globe, foster their connections with local composers, and create unique renditions of rock, world, and Latin music.  Classical guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White are comfortable with both written and improvised musical forms and draw from the entirety of their musical experiences, including rock bands, conservatory training, jazz studies, and new music.  The ensemble earned rave reviews for their debut album A Different Take, released on Big Round Records in 2020.  ”It’s been a thrilling ride around the world…the only common denominator is the superb musicianship and high octane playing of the Gruca White Ensemble”. (Music Web-International March 2021).

For more information about guitarist Robert Gruca, visit RobertGruca.org

For more information about flutist Linda White, visit LindaWhiteFlute.com

Debut CD!

A Different Take

It’s one thing to create a varied setlist exploring one different genre after another, and quite another to pull it off as convincingly as the Gruca White Ensemble does on their latest CD.Read more – clevelandclassical.com

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The Gruca White Ensemble is one of the most unique and exceptional duos in existence. Their performances are full of virtuosity, style, and thrills galore. Go hear them!

-Erik Mann, Executive Director, Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

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Astraios Chamber Music loves to feature the Gruca White Ensemble. Bob and Linda are consummate professionals, exceptional performers, creative programmers, and engaging presenters. We have always found them a dream to work with and a delight to present.

-Ruth Ann Ritchie, Executive Director - Astraios Chamber Music

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The particular strength of the ensemble lies in their diverse programming. Saturday’s concert included standard classical repertoire for the two instruments, along with the duo’s own arrangements of jazz, rock and funk tunes. There were also three short improvisational works interjected at various places in the evening’s printed program.

-Clevelandclassical.com

With their superb musicality, Bob and Linda are clearly an effective team at realizing the complementary nature of these two instruments.

-David K.

The Gruca White Ensemble never fails to give the ultimate performance. They are creative, entertaining and informative and have a wonderful rapport with their audience.

-Kathi K.

The Gruca White Ensemble is always entrancing and exciting to hear. Their varied repertoire and excellent musicianship makes for a wonderful concert experience for all ages!

-Lynn J.

Flutist Linda White and guitarist Robert Gruca are two virtuoso musicians with a repertoire that runs the gamut from classical to bossa nova to improvisations with audience participation. If you have a chance to hear them, don’t miss it.

-Ed R.

Concerts

Upcoming Performances

Past Performances

09/10/2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cleveland Classical Guitar Showcase Concert more info
Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd., Cleveland OH
09/18/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cleveland Classical Guitar Showcase Concert
Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd., Cleveland OH
11/13/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual CD Release
Details here
10/27/2019
3:00 pm
Astraios Chamber Music Series
The Historic Frankford Church, 17400 Muirfield Drive, Dallas TX
10/25/2019
7:30 pm
Astraios Chamber Music Series
The Historic Frankford Church, 17400 Muirfield Drive, Dallas TX

Contact & Connect

For inquiries or concert bookings, or to be added to the email list, please fill out the Contact Us form, or email hello@grucawhiteensemble.com.

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1 month ago

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We appreciate The Music Settlement for sponsoring this weekend’s concerts and all of our hosts for our August series! Here’s a clip of our last piece of the evening in Lakewood last night. Thank you to all who attended..stay tuned for news of September events! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Wanted to share some lovely words from an audience member from last night 🎵🎶Such a great, versatile concert! I’m appreciative of many things — the music of course but also that we live in communities where on a nice summer evening we can enjoy superb musicians whose repertoire spans Bonfa and Black Magic Woman, but also out of the corner of our eye see boys having fun playing a whiffle ball game, girls kicking a soccer ball and running up to get lemonade.Such a great concert!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Gruca White is playing two concerts weekend! See below for details and take a listen to this cool piece by Bulgarian guitarist/composer Atanas Ourkouzounov. It is titled Sabor, which translates to Fair, as in the music that you might hear at a traditional fair in Bulgaria...a little different than what you'd hear at our Cuyahoga County Fair! Saturday 8/27 at 6:30 - 1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid 44121Sunday 8/28 at 6:30 -1208 Summit Avenue, Lakewood 44107.Both of these concerts are presented in collaboration with The Music Settlement, where we both teach, and are made possible by the support from the William O. And Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Important update: This week's concert in Lyndhurst has been rescheduled to Friday September 16. So, the next chance to catch a performance will be the weekend of August 27/28. See below for details...Thank you to Sandy for hosting our concert in Lakewood last night! What a beautiful setting, perfect weather, and a wonderful audience! If you missed it, we're playing three more outdoor concerts in August....Announcing Gruca White Ensemble's Outdoor Concert Series dates! We're presenting 5 FREE porch/garden concerts -- all in beautiful settings!!! Check out @GrucaWhiteEnsemble "Events" for more information. Each concert lasts ~ 1 hour with no intermission. You are encouraged to bring a blanket / folding chair and beverage. Our CD "A Different Take" will be available for sale for $15 (cash, PayPal, Venmo accepted). Donations are welcome to help us continue to bring our music to you. Friday August 5 at 6:30 pm - Kirtland Backyard Concert - 7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094Friday August 12 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Front Yard Concert - 1054 Kenneth Drive, Lakewood, OH 4107RESCHEDULED to Friday September 16 - Lyndhurst Backyard Concert - 5107 Mayview Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124Saturday August 27 at 6:30 pm - South Euclid Front Yard Concert - 1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121Sunday August 28 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Porch Concert - 1208 Summit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Gruca White is looking forward to playing in Lakewood this Friday 8/12 at 6:30 pm in the beautiful gardens at 1054 Kenneth Drive. Here’s a preview clip of Bonfa’s Black Orpheus from our rooftop rehearsal space. Bring a chair and beverage and come join us for the concert!If you can’t make it this Friday, check out our remaining dates for our outdoor concerts…Gruca White Ensemble August outdoor porch/garden concerts:Friday August 5 at 6:30 pm - Kirtland Backyard Concert - 7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094Friday August 12 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Front Yard Concert - 1054 Kenneth Drive, Lakewood, OH 4107RESCHEDULED to Friday September 16 at 6:30 pm - Lyndhurst Backyard Concert - 5107 Mayview Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124Saturday August 27 at 6:30 pm - South Euclid Front Yard Concert - 1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121Sunday August 28 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Porch Concert - 1208 Summit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Gruca White Ensemble’s concert last night in Kirtland was a success! The rain held off, and we had a wonderful audience. Thank you to the Kozikov family for hosting! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Here’s a sneak peak of our rehearsal…Van Morrison’s “Moondance”We’re preparing for our August Concert Series! We begin this Friday 8/5 in Kirtland (weather permitting…rain is forecasted to taper off in the evening 🙏). Stay in touch…rain dates for the whole series will be in September.Gruca White Ensemble August outdoor porch/garden concerts:Friday August 5 at 6:30 pm - Kirtland Backyard Concert - 7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094Friday August 12 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Front Yard Concert - 1054 Kenneth Drive, Lakewood, OH 4107RESCHEDULED to Friday September 16 at 6:30 pm - Lyndhurst Backyard Concert - 5107 Mayview Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124Saturday August 27 at 6:30 pm - South Euclid Front Yard Concert - 1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121Sunday August 28 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Porch Concert - 1208 Summit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Gruca White Ensemble
Announcing Gruca White Ensemble's Outdoor Concert Series dates! We're presenting 5 FREE porch/garden concerts -- all in beautiful settings!!! Check out @GrucaWhiteEnsemble "Events" for more information. Each concert lasts ~ 1 hour with no intermission. You are encouraged to bring a blanket / folding chair and beverage. Our CD "A Different Take" will be available for sale for $15 (cash, PayPal, Venmo accepted). Donations are welcome to help us continue to bring our music to you. Friday August 5 at 6:30 pm - Kirtland Backyard Concert - 7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094Friday August 12 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Front Yard Concert - 1054 Kenneth Drive, Lakewood, OH 4107RESCHEDULED to September 16 at 6:30 pm - Lyndhurst Backyard Concert - 5107 Mayview Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124Saturday August 27 at 6:30 pm - South Euclid Front Yard Concert - 1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121Sunday August 28 at 6:30 pm - Lakewood Porch Concert - 1208 Summit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 ... See MoreSee Less
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