Avalanche an Acoustic Duo ~ Violin & Guitar was established in 1997 when Liz and Don were members of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra. A California native, Liz was raised in Phoenix and graduated from the University ot Southern California with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance. Don was the bass trombonist with the Sacramento Symphony. He studied and performed in Los Angeles and Munich on trombone and guitar. Liz and Don have performed with renowned orchestras and artists, From Luciano Pavoratti’s Farewell Tour to the Moody Blues in concert. Avalanche performs in several areas of California & Nevada including Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Santa Rosa,  the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country, San Francisco, the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego. Avalanche travels often, so please inquire about other destinations.

The violin and guitar have been paired together throughout history from the Baroque era to the Present. Avalanche arranges their own music which includes Classical, Broadway, Jazz, Celtic, Bluegrass, the Beatles, Classical, Rock and Holiday selections. Please listen to over 40 samplers on our web site. 

Avalanche does not sub contract any work to other players. When you hire Avalanche, Liz and Don will be the musicians performing at your event. They provide quality musicianship and professionalism that is a key to their success. Please visit Testimonials to hear directly from clients.