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Trio Ellas


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Trio Ellas


Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, romantic boleros, bluegrass and rock with a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®.  The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a recent graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music , Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals), a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi. The girls’ high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level, with a professional track record that includes recordings for artists such as Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.

Trio Ellas has been making waves with a unique sound that combines traditional mariachi, romantic boleros, bluegrass and rock with a fresh contemporary twist, and the world has taken notice. The trio's debut album "Con Ustedes" earned them a nomination for a 2012 Latin GRAMMY®. 
The young trio is composed of Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a recent graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music , Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot, and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals), a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi. The girls’ high level of musical proficiency has allowed them to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level, with a professional track record that includes recordings for artists such as Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with a myriad of top artists ranging from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan to Mariachi El Bronx.

Suemy Gonzalez

Violin, vocals

Stephanie Amaro

Guitar, vocals

Nelly Cortez

Guitaron, vocals


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Stephanie Amaro de Abad


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Stephanie Amaro de Abad


Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals) is a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi.

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Suemy Gonzalez


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Suemy Gonzalez


Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals) is the first Latina graduate of USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music's Pop Music Program. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Suemy has been playing the violin since the age of five. 

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Nelly Cortez


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Nelly Cortez


Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals) is a fourth generation mariachi musician and recreational pilot pursuing a degree in aviation business.