Lara Garner, harpist/pianist/string ensemble

Harp from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 120 miles
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*Awarded Best of 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012* The harp has a natural beauty and delicacy that evokes something ancient and timeless. My goal is to make your event memorable through the beauty of my music and the innate fairytale quality of the Celtic harp and the elegance of the Classical harp. As a graduate of UC Berkeley, dept of music and having studied music in Paris, France, I am also a professional Classical pianist and flutist. Through Classical, Celtic and contemporary repertoire, I provide a palette of colors that can include a violinist and/or cellist or simply solo harp. My Classical trio has been awarded "Top Classical Trio" by GM for the past 8 years in a row (Amethyst Trio).

I have been performing as a soloist for over 25 years in the Bay Area and in Europe and I am also the lead musician in 2 award-winning groups that perform throughout the U.S - providing the highest standard in professional performance. I have recorded many CDs, including "Arts & Letters" from the Mixolydian label, and on the Celtic Sands and Skitz labels. I have played many celebrity weddings and events, including the cast party opening of the movie “Winchester”, event aboard the USS Hornet with Buzz Aldrin, private wedding of Jason Newsted of Metallica, Private event for Neal Shoen of Journey, assorted NFL players and a Chinese film star.

"Lara Garner lit up the stage each time she told her audience a story, each time her virtuosic fingers found tone and light on piano and harp, each time she smiled while playing music that she loves." .....Jeans Magazines Review April 2009

My music degree is from UC Berkeley (1989) with an M.A. from SF State University in International Relations (1995). I lived in Paris, France for three years where I performed and developed my style and also in Rome, Italy for one year.

I have a top of the line Sandpiper 5'5" celtic harp, a Classical harp, and a full 88-keyed weighted hammer-action black stage piano with a beautiful grand piano sound. I also provide my own discreet amplification, to maintain not only a performance that can be heard, but also something that is visually pleasing.

**I am a FULLY-INSURED performer. This is a requirement at many venues, including San Francisco City Hall and the large SF hotels and Museums. Certificate provided upon request.**

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Lara was wonderful playing the harp at my wedding. Lara was very helpful and accomodating regarding our desired songlist. Lara is a very joyful person that is sincere and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her my family and friends to play at events.

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Lara Garner played the Harp at my Mother's Celebration of Life on 11/08/17 in Santa Cruz. She has amazing talent and her harp music was beyond beautiful. All expectations were surpassed . Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed her performance. Thank you Lara ,so much for making it a memorable occasion.

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Fundraiser

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Can't wait to have Lara play at our next event!

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2018
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
San Rafael, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
26
Wedding
Ross, CA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
18
Wedding Ceremony
Woodside, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
May
7
Engagement Party
San Francisco, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2018
Feb
24
Wedding
Concord, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Feb
17
Wedding Ceremony
Sunol, CA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Jan
28
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Stay
Rhianna
Stay With Me
Sam Smith
A River Flows Through You
Yiruma
Thinking Outloud
Ed Sheeran
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know
Ed Sheeran
Havana
Camila Cabello
Air on the G String
Bach
All I Ask of You from "Phantom"
Andrew Lloyd Weber
All My Loving
John Lennon
Keyboards
Piano
Violin
Cello
Harp
Flute
Fiddler
Celtic Singer
Classical Piano
Pop Piano
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Classical Flute
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Classical Cello
Wedding Singer
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, harpist/pianist/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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