Lara Garner, harpist/pianist/string ensemble

Harp from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 120 miles
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$200 - $500 per event
*Awarded Best of 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. Through Classical and Celtic repertoire, I provide a palette of colors that can include a string player or simply solo harp. I also am a pianist and flautist. 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 many CDs, the very latest from Dec 2014: "Arts & Letters" from the Mixolydian label out of Santa Barbara.

"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 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. If you opt for flute, I bring my own backing track of guitar and piano accompaniment and sound equipment, providing a full lush sound with only one musician.

**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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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
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!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

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Lara, You are AMAZING! I wish I had time to spend with you before/after the ceremony just to say Thank You! Everyone said the music was lovely, and my younger cousins were so surprised when they heard the contemporary music. You made a difference and we loved everything. You are so talented and wonderful. Once I get the photos from my photographer, I will email them to you! My only regret was not taking a photo with you. <3

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We have had Lara Garner at previous events and have never been disappointed. She played during our Thanksgiving Celebration at The Broadmoor and added a touch of class and elegance for our dinner. Highly recommend!!

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Lara made it easy not to worry about our wedding ceremony music. She was very familiar with our SF City Hall venue and settled right in with really no face-to-face with me, so I could focus on marrying my groom!! Thanks Lara!

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2016
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2
Wedding Ceremony
Pleasanton, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Aug
12
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2016
Sep
2
Wedding
Fairfax, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Berkeley, CA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Reception
Burlingame, CA
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Apr
10
Memorial Service
San Ramon, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2016
Feb
27
Wedding Ceremony
Sacramento, CA
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Dec
28
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Dec
24
Church Service
Santa Rosa, CA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Dec
17
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Dec
9
Chinese New Year Party
Atherton, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A River Flows Through You
Yiruma
A Thousand Years
Christina Peri
Across the Stars
John Williams
Across the Universe
The Beatles
Ain't Misbehavin'
Fats Waller
Air on the G String
Bach
All I Ask of You from "Phantom"
Andrew Lloyd Weber
All My Loving
John Lennon
All That Jazz
John Kander
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
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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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