Lara Garner, pianist/harpist

Piano from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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**WINNER OF "BEST OF 2016, 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 450 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, was featured in an event aboard the USS Hornet with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and has played events for Neal Shoen of Journey and Antwon Woods of the Tennessee Titans and Josh Shaw of the Cincinatti Bengals. She also appeared in the August 2014 issue of Strings Magazine. She has performed on many CDs, including “Arts & Letters" on the Mixolydian label and The Celtic Sands and Skitz labels.

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 7 years in a row) and Lara's solo harpist site (5-star, 235 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
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
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 exactly what I was looking for! She came ready and in costume. Lara even decorated her piano station with a festive halloween theme, perfect for our event. She also killed it on the piano, playing spooky music and popular halloween songs. Thank you so much Lara!!

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Christmas Party

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Fantastic! Lara provided exactly the kind of elegant entertainment we had hoped for! Her piano playing is magnificant and she has a versatility of styles that is fantastic and accomodated the wide selection of pieces that we wanted to hear. Her playing and sense of style added a special touch to our event and everyone had a wonderful time. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any event! Five stars - without a doubt!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2018
Sep
1
Cruise party
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Nov
17
Concert
Los Altos, CA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Dec
3
Private Party
Alameda, CA
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Dec
9
Concert
Livermore, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Feb
8
Concert
Portola Valley, CA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Aug
16
Outdoors Concert-TransAmerica
Redwood City, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Aug
12
Private Party
Berkeley, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Aug
10
jazz party
Palo Alto, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
14
Wedding
Santa Rosa, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Mar
10
Funeral
San Francisco, CA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Please see my website for a detailed list of repertoire
sftrio.com
Keyboards
Piano
Violin
Cello
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Broadway Piano
Pop 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 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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