The Amethyst Trio is composed of professional classical musicians, playing over 100 concerts and events every year. Our musicians have degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, UC Berkeley and the SF Conservatory of Music. We perform with Symphony Silicon Valley (San Jose Symphony), the Santa Cruz Symphony, SF Sinfonietta, the Marin Symphony and the Berkeley Symphony and Opera. Our members have played in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall, the San Francisco Opera and from time-to-time go on tour to different parts of the country and Europe.
Our pianist/harpist lived in Paris, France for several years, where she developed her musical style. Our guitarist recently returned from a 10-concert tour with world-renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma.
Besides Amethyst Trio, we have an offshoot Celtic folk band called Celtic Sands, based on fiddle, guitar, Irish flute, tin whistle, Celtic harp and Irish bodhran.
We play many special requests and provide suggestions to brides about musical selections, helping them throughout the process. We also provide amplification when needed.
Our goal is to make your wedding or event as memorable and magical as possible. The music is essential.
Lara Garner: pianist, harpist, flutist
Alina Polonskaya: violinist
Stephanie Blandino: cellist
Julliard String Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Celtic Woman, Andrea Boccelli, Yo Yo Ma, Journey, The Stones
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 90 - 270 minutes
Concerts consist of a pianist, violinist & cellist; can also include a singer and added instruments. Music styles upon request vary from purely Classical to pop/rock, opera and other styles. The other configuration is violin, cello & harp. The pianist is also a harpist and a flutist, so there are a lot of instrumental choices.
electricity if piano or amplification is requested
Shade or covering at all times
Amethsyt Trio can provide their own amplification equipment upon request. All the instruments have pickups inside, so can be converted from purely acoustic to amplified sound - including the harp. The violin and flute have wireless systems as well as cabled systems.
Our repertoire is too large to list - everything from Mozart to Journey.
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Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelorette Party, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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