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