Music Conference Violin Clinician/Los Angeles, CA | Trio Ellas
Suemy Gonzalez picked up her first violin at the age of five. Her early years were focused studying classical technique, earning her an early position in the college symphony while still attending high school, in her hometown of Sacramento California.
In addition to her love of classical music, at the age of eleven, Suemy discovered a deep passion for mariachi music. With the whole-hearted blessing of her supportive parents, she began travelling and performing with local mariachi groups near and around Sacramento for private events.
By age sixteen, Suemy was asked to join a prestigious all female mariachi group in Los Angeles. At this time, she began her life as a professional musician, dividing her time between high school studies and professionally touring with this group.
Suemy went on to attend the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, graduating in 2013 as the first Latina to receive a degree in Popular Music Performance. While attending USC, Suemy began to experiment with various musical genres. Prior to graduation, she co-created a professional Latin music trio, Trio Ellas, in which she both performed and arranged vocals and music. In 2012, Trio Ellas received their first Grammy nomination.
Suemy’s violin playing has enriched her life with world travel performing in iconic venues around the globe such as the Hollywood Bowl and The Dolby Theatre, as well as a long time career performing with The Walt Disney Company. She has traveled all over the US, Japan, Europe, and Mexico, recording in studio and performing live with world class stars including Lila Downs and Lady Gaga.