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Lara Garner, pianist/harpist/string ensemble

Piano from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $500 per event
**WINNER OF "BEST OF 2015, 2014 & 2013" by GM** Also awarded "Best Classical Trio" for the past 8 years. As a Classically-trained pianist having studied in Paris, France, Lara has been performing for over 25 years in the Bay Area and in Europe. Lara also plays many contemporary styles, including jazz, pop/rock, oldies & cocktail piano. A 5-star performer on GM since 2007, Lara has been booked over 400 times from 4 sites here on GM.

Lara has played for celebrity weddings such as that of Jason Newsted of Metallica, Chinese film star Xiaoqing Liu, and Jason Tafralis formerly of the Chicago Colts and most recently was featured his Summer in an event aboard the USS Hornet with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin. She also appeared in the August 2014 issue of Strings Magazine. She has performed on many CDs, the latest being the Dec 2014 release of "Arts & Letters" on the Mixolydian label and another CD accompanying opera singer Monifa Harris, soon to be released in early 2015.

Lara has a music degree from UC Berkeley and performs with other top-notch Bay Area musicians. Her Wedding Classics CD can be heard on CDBaby or Amazon. Go to one of those sites and type in Amethyst Trio to listen to audio samples. Look up The Amethyst Trio (awarded Top Classical Trio on GM for 6 years in a row) and Lara's solo harpist site (5-star, 107 bookings). Please use headphones to hear best quality on all audio samples.

If the venue does not provide a piano, Lara will provide her own top-of-the line 88-key Yamaha stage piano and her own Bose sound system carrying sound to up to 300 people. Lara also has smaller amplification and 2 other stage pianos that fit different types of events - including a battery-operated Yamaha 76-key piano that can be played in locations where electricity is not provided.

Note: all of the audio samples you hear are of Lara or her musicians playing live. There are no electronics or recorded backgrounds in any of these samples. The pure sound of the piano is what brings elegance to an event.

**Lara is a FULLY-INSURED performer. This is a requirement at many venues, including San Francisco City Hall, Museums, many large hotels, wineries and event centers. Certificate provided upon request.**

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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!

Memorial Service

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Lara was terrific: talented, professional, gracious, and accommodating. She was a wonderful addition to our event, and we received many compliments on her performance. We would recommend her without hesitation.

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Halloween Party

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Lara was wonderful! She arrived early, had the perfect costume, a decorated keyboard to fit the theme (Halloween) and played for two hours. She even got into character (haunted house theme). The music was perfect, she helped set the mood by playing the spooky, haunted house themed music. Very professional, courteous,friendly and a joy to have in our home. I would definitely hire her again.

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Private Party

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I am so pleased to have found Lara on this site. She is a gem! She was so open and accommodating during our email exchange. I wanted a mix of music played at the party and she did it all: classical, pop, contemporary, rock, jazz. Her piano playing is exquisite - I found it very expressive. She played tirelessly and when some of the guests had requests - she was able to do it. We had a singer in the house and Lara accompanied her and gave us a little performance right on the spot. I am planning to hire Lara again soon. She plays a variety of instruments and styles. I highly recommend Lara as an excellent musician and entertainer for your event!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Oct
8
Wedding Ceremony
San Mateo, CA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Aug
5
Wedding Ceremony
Fairfax, CA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
2016
Feb
21
Concert
Burlingame, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Dec
6
Concert
Livermore, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Dec
4
Private Party
San Ramon, CA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2015
Nov
7
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please see my website for a detailed list of repertoire
sftrio.com
Piano
Violin
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Broadway Piano
Pop Keyboards
Jazz Keyboards
Classical Keyboards
Oldies Keyboards
80's Hits Keyboards
90's Hits Keyboards
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Lara Garner, pianist/harpist/string ensemble will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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