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).  Robert and Linda are both graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music and teach at The Music Settlement in Cleveland.

Click here to read Robert Gruca and Linda White's individual bios.

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

11/11/2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society Showcase Concert more info
Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd., Cleveland OH
10/29/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Noel Parish Concert Series more info
St. Noel Parish, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills OH
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

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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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6 months ago

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We are looking forward to another CCGS Showcase concert! This year, we’ll be playing a couple of songs with the fabulous Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Luca Mudaca as well as playing pieces for flute and guitar by Brazilian composers Clarice Assad and Celso Machado!Our International Series is rolling on with the 2023Showcase Concert on November 11th. This is part of Maltz Performing Arts Center's Silver Hall Concert Series. Tickets are free but we do ask you to register at: ci.ovationtix.com/36661/production/1163170?performanceId=11297385 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Kids enjoying themselves! ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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South Euclid Yard Concert! So great to see kids enjoying the out doors while Bob and Linda performed. It was a beautiful night for a concert! Thanks to all who came out! ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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It's going to be a perfect night for a front yard garden concert! Join the Gruca White Ensemble at 7pm at 1054 Kenneth Drive in Lakewood! ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Here’s a sneek peek of tonight’s concert. Name that tune! You’ll also hear music from the Balkans, Brazil, the Middle East and well-known tunes by Stevie Wonder and Dave Brubeck. The weather looks beautiful, so come on out to our Kirkland Back Yard Concert at 7:00 pm (7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, 44094)! Check out our events listing for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Beautiful day for YAY today! Had a great time performing! ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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We're presenting 5 free concerts in August! We've added some specifically kid-friendly options to our yearly porch concert series (which also welcomes kids!) and will perform on a music series at St. Brendan's Church. Please join us and enjoy some great music!Saturday, August 5 at NoonYAY! SaturdaysWade Oval, University Circlewe'll play from 12:00pm -1:00pmgreat for kids - check out their websiteFriday, August 11 at 7:00pm - Kirtland Backyard Concert7092 Berkshire Hills Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094(bring a chair and your favorite beverage)Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00pm - St. Brendan's Church4242 Brendan Lane, North Olmstead, OH 44070Sunday, August 20 at 7:00pm - Lakewood Front Yard Concert1054 Kenneth Drive, Lakewood, OH 44107(bring a chair and your favorite beverage) Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 - South Euclid Front Yard Concert1335 Sheffield Road, South Euclid, OH 44121(this concert it especially kid-friendly--play catch, create sidewalk art etc. - bring a chair and your favorite beverage)If weather is inclement, the outdoor concerts will be rescheduled. Stay tuned for dates. Our Facebook page will have up to date information. ... See MoreSee Less
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