Atlantic String Ensemble

String Quartet from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The Atlantic Strings have just been awarded the 'Rising Star Prize' on Gigmasters for 'Top Wedding Performer' and 'Top String Quartet' for the entire USA and Canada! The Atlantic String Ensemble are also pleased to announce that they have been selected as winner of the 'Best of Gigmasters 2017'! They were also winners of the 'Best of Gigmasters' for the years of 2014, 2015 and 2016! They also won the 'Rising Star 2016, 2015 and 2007 Prize in the fields of "Best String Quartet' and 'Best Wedding Performer' for the entire USA and Canada!!

The Atlantic Strings are pleased to announce that they will be the featured performers at 'Hellraiser Meets Hollywood', Presented by Nostolgic Nebula at The Montalbán Theater on October 14th 2018! Tickets can be found at themontalban website!

The Atlantic Strings will also be performing at two special showings of Hocus Pocus with the original composer, John Debney, at the El Capitan Theater on October 11th and at The Gary Marshall Theater on October 29th! Tickets available at each venue's website!

The Atlantic String Quartet also gave a featured performance at the 2018 'Midsummer Scream' convention at Long Beach Convention Center in July. The world's largest Halloween/horror convention! They performed arrangements from the movie Hellraiser and others. A video of our last performance of our premier of these arrangements will be included in our direct quote to you once you request further information!

The Atlantic String Quartet was also selected from a large scale search of many quartets in southern California to perform on the season finale of a hit wedding reality show! Look out for them during the wedding scenes!! We will send you a link to our video from the set when you request a quote!

The Atlantic String Ensembles are operated by husband and wife team, Ellie and Brian Bunker.
This excellent ensemble has a 5* rating and many rave reviews! Brian played for the US Army band of Europe in Germany, and Ellie performed for many prestigious orchestras including the Mannheim Philharmonic and the Heidelberg Philharmonic for over 4 years. In LA, Ellie has much experience as a session musician performing on various films, TV, video games, commercial songs and sound libraries at top recording studios in LA including Warner Brothers, Sony, Universal, The Bridge and Fox. Ellie is currently the assistant concertmaster for the Bakersfield Symphony orchestra and the associate concertmaster for the Temecula Valley symphony, she also plays regularly in lots of other orchestras in the area including the San Bernardino Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony and Dana Point Symphony.

Brian is completing his PhD studies in music composition from Claremont Graduate University. He has won many awards for composition including by the Reno Pops Orchestra and has also has his works placed on TV shows including 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'. Brian can offer personalized arrangements of your favorite songs of the absolute highest caliber.

We are some of the finest and highly trained classical musicians you will find in this area! Allow us to provide you with beautiful, charming music to add that touch of class and elegance to your event! We have performed on TV for a hit series on ABC Primetime, and have recorded for Disney. We have also performed on cruise ships, weddings, parties and other functions for many years and perform classical music, jazz standards and other wedding and party favorites. All of our musicians have music degrees from such prestigious Universities as the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England and University of California.

Some of the wonderful configurations that we have performed with at weddings and other events include a violin and guitar duo, Violin and Flute Duo, Violin and Oboe Duo, Violin and Cello Duo,classical, jazz and flamenco guitar solos, solo violin, solo piano, piano and string duos, jazz trios and quartets, string quartets, piano trios, flute,violin and guitar trios and violin, oboe and guitar trios and many more. There are samples of some of our groups on our webpage, but please don't hesitate to request demo tracks of some of our other groups. You can also visit us on myspace, with our duobunker page and also our atlantic strings page. We love to put together the group which will be the perfect accompaniment to your engagement. We will tailor make our repertoire to suit your taste.

Ellie Bunker, Violin, BMus degree from Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England plus postgraduate study in Austria. Has toured Europe extensively with her piano trio and performed with orchestras including the London Philharmonic.
Brian Bunker, Guitar, MA BA University of California. Worked professionally on cruise ships as a soloist, and in show bands and jazz ensembles. Performed in Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
2017 - Top Wedding Entertainer
2017 - Top String Quartet
2016 - Top Wedding Entertainer
2015 - Top Wedding Entertainer
2015 - Top String Quartet
2007 - Top Classical Duo

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The Atlantic String ensemble was by far the best string group I have ever heard. It was an honor to have them playing st my sons wedding. They accommodated even our last minute requests for songs. We got rave reviews from all of our guests.

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Ellie was the BEST to work with. I kept making changes to the program and she was so understanding, caring and supportive, and understood I wanted the service for my sweet husband of 46 years to go PERFECT. They arrived early, set up quickly. The music was beautiful. I would refer this company for sure! Thank you!

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I wanted to get the opinions of a few of my guests before I wrote this review because with it being my wedding, I was too busy to know much of what was going on. I did hear parts of a few pieces myself and they sounded great and the quartet dressed well. From my guests I got comments that they were great, awesome, very classy, etc. All highly positive comments. Ellie was also easy to work with ahead of time and calmed my last minute seconding guessing very well. It also helped that "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba," which I used for my processional, is on their repertoire list :-) I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the future.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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20
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Pasadena, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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19
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
QUARTET, TRIO, DUO SONGS:
To Make You Feel My Love
Adele
Sweet Child Of Mine
Guns and Roses
Signed Sealed Delivered
S Wonder
Happy
Pharrell
Wonderwall
Oasis
Heaven
Bryan Adams
Patience
Guns and Roses
I remember You
Skid Row
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Beach Boys
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Classical Quartet
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Please note Atlantic String Ensemble will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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