"Your virtuosity and artistry provided a program of spellbinding and intriguing sounds. The technical pyrotechnics of each individual and within the ensemble dazzled everyone. The repertoire was delightful and totally captivated our members.

The virtuosity and musicality of the Sunset Trio astounded and thrilled our audience and the violin sound so ravishingly gorgeous. Your expressivity and beautiful tone melted our hearts and stirred our souls to their innermost depth. It seems unimaginable that you could so successfully arrange the repertoire for violin, guitar and electric guitar, but you did! Kudos for such an amazing accomplishment."

Darlene Vlasek, VP Programs - Peninsula Committee, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Violinist Etienne Gara, joined by Ines Thomé at the electric guitar and Michael Gratovich at the flamenco guitar, founded the Sunset Club Trio to make a new approach to the classical violin and piano repertoire.

Carefully choosing a program where these instruments can strive, their combination enables them to revisit sound textures of the classical masterpieces along with newly commissioned ones, and to bring a whole new aspect and energy to the stage.

Since 2015, the performances of the Sunset Club Trio have been very successfully received in halls to a capacity audience and they are now booking concerts two years ahead. In 2016, they won the Beverly Hills Consortium Competition, in California and appeared on Sunday Live at the LACMA, in Los Angeles.

Welcome to a new sound dimension!

Ravel: "Blues" from the Violin and Piano Sonata, with the Sunset Club Trio

Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances (3d Mvt.) with the Sunset Club Trio

Shostakovich: Waltz, with the Sunset Club Trio

Vivaldi - Summer, with the Sunset Club Trio

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