Bella Musica (Violin/Accordion Duo)
Bella Musica was founded in 2006 and has played at numerous private parties, Italian festivals, including Little Italy Festa in San Diego and the Festa d’Autunno at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach as well as Old Spanish Days events and French Festivals. They also play cocktail parties with standards from the American Songbook.
Group size can vary from solo accordion to five pieces or more to fit your needs. In addition to violin and accordion, Bella Musica can also add other instruments to fit your needs (ie. guitar, cello, mandolin, harp, and string bass) all played by professional musicians including:
Dick Prato (Accordion)
Dick is a professional accordionist who has studied with Hollywood and jazz greats, including Frank Marocco.
Rebekah Scogin (Accordion/Mandolin)
Besides her accomplishments in accordion and mandolin, Rebekah has a masters degree in keyboard and harp.
Emily Sommermann (Violin)
Emily is an accomplished violinist — hear her masterful musicianship in several string quartets.
The Martinez Brothers, Rene and Ruben (Bass/Drums/Flute/Marimba)
The Martinez Brothers were the house band at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara for several years. They specialize in Latin and Old World Rhythms.