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 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.