Eliza James is a classically trained violinist and has been a successful, working professional musician in Los Angeles since the age of 18. She is the featured solo violinist for Burt Bacharach and Paul Anka and performs regularly with a variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, P!nk, Disturbed, Daft Punk, Avril Lavigne, Kanye West, Casey Veggies, JMSN, P. Diddy, Yoshiki, Googoosh, Roberta Flack, Ivan Lins, Isac Elliot, Mario Biondi, Alejandro Sanz, Nuno Bettencourt and many others. She has performed on multiple occasions at the Grammys, the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards, the Women in Film Awards, the BET Awards, American Idol, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood Christmas Celebration At the Grove, the JC Penney Jam, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Sundance Film festival and the Grammy Nominated performance with Disturbed on Conan O'Brien in 2016 (Best Rock Performance). Eliza is well-versed in many styles of music including classical, pop, country, hiphop, blues, rock and Persian/Middle-Eastern. Residing in Hollywood California, she performs on major motion picture soundtracks/scores/video games some of which include the Oscar winning documentary March of the Penguins, Talladega Nights, The Conjuring 1&2, Annabelle, The Devil's Carnival (directed by Darren Bousman), A Lot Like Love, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Unaccompanied Minors and Halo Wars:2. Eliza also arranged/recorded all of the strings for Natalie Cole’s hit “Love Brought Me Back" and can be heard on many of the songs on the JMSN album, "It is."
Rebecca Schlappich has been traversing the world for over a decade, exciting audiences from the orchestra and center stage alike. Classically trained at Manhattan School of Music, Schlappich has since demonstrated a penchant for the spirited edge of rock and pop. As a touring musician with Mariachi El Bronx, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Schlappich has rocked halls from Los Angeles to Berlin and beyond. Schlappich is also proud to be an active member of the two-time Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas, as well as recurring soloist with the Lancaster Community Orchestra. She is honored to be a participating member of Cultures in Harmony and has had the privilege of working with musicians and members of the community in Cameroon, the Philippines, and Egypt through the organization.
Lila Crosswhite is a violist, violinist, composer, and arranger based in Los Angeles, CA, with a BM in Commercial Music with an emphasis on composition and arranging from Azusa Pacific University. Originally from Tampa FL, Crosswhite performed regularly on violin and viola with the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (formerly Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra).
Crosswhite began composing in 2008 under the brief tutelage of University of South Florida professor, Paul Reller, and University of Tampa professor, Bradford Blackburn. Additionally, Crosswhite attended Brevard Music Festival in 2011 for further compositional studies. In 2016, Crosswhite collaborated with peers Ryland Talamo and Sean Gabel to arrange, record, and produce Christmas album Sean Gabel Sounds of Christmas, which had sold hundreds of copies by the end of the holiday season. As a performer, Crosswhite has had the privilege of performing in notable venues such as the Dolby Theater for Persian artist Shahkar and guest artist Andrea Bocelli, the Wiltern with deadmau5, and has recorded in prestigious studios such as EastWest Studios in Hollywood.
Danica Pinner is a professional cellist in the Los Angeles area. Classically trained at CSU Northridge, Pinner has been spending her career diversifying her musical skill set, having experience in playing pop, rock, jazz, musicals, and many more styles in addition to classical and orchestral. While at CSUN, Pinner was a member of the Samuel Golberg & Sons Honors String Quartet, for which she received a scholarship. Pinner has had the privilege of playing under the direction of many prestigious composers, such as John Williams, Bruce Broughton, Mark Isham, and Richard Sherman. Additionally, she has performed with the likes of Ben Harper, deadmau5, Nuno Bettencourt, Yoshiki, HAIM, and Persian artist Shakhar with guest artist Andrea Bocelli. Her playing can be heard on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, deadmau5's album "Where's the Drop?", Rebelution's Grammy-nominated album "Falling Into Place", JMSN's album "It is", ABC, Fox, Nickelodeon, TLC, and Playboy Radio.