This vendor provides virtual services
- 1. Arioso (with harp)
- 2. How Long Will I Love You
- 3. Let Her Go
- 4. Let It Go from "Frozen"
- 5. Air on G (flute & strings)
- 6. Concert Piano Trio - Schumann
- 7. A Thousand Years
- 8. All of Me
- 9. Clair de Lune-Solo Piano
- 10. Set Fire to the Rain
- 11. Just the Way You Are
- 12. Game of Thrones
- 13. Simple Gifts (with harp)
- 14. Autumn Leaves - Jazz Trio
- 15. Hornpipe (flute & violin duo)
Award-winning San Francisco trio, consisting of an exquisitely beautiful mix of harp, violin & cello. Amethyst is also a piano trio that is equally at home with classical, pop/rock & jazz and a flute trio. Having played for film scores, MTV videos, touring artists live and in recording studios, Amethyst is probably the most versatile professional trio in the Bay Area. Our pianist is also a harpist and flutist, providing a wide variety of instrumentation as well as styles. We also provide a top-of-the-line amplification system for our music when needed and play special requests.
The Amethyst Trio were such an incredible edition to our event. I cannot tell you how many people stopped me to compliment the musical accompaniment to our exhibit.
Lara chose such an incredible range of compositions and music.
In additional to being phenomenal musicians, they are incredibly professional, prompt, and accommodating.
Highly recommend the Amethyst Trio and cannot wait to have them at another event.
I couldn't have asked for anything better for my daughters wedding ceremony. Lara was so easy to work with!!!
Having Amethyst Trio for my wedding at the Palace of the Fine Arts was such a hit!
Lara was a pleasure to work with, and helped me pick out beautiful pieces that I wouldn’t have thought of myself.
Many of our guests were brought to tears by the music.
I can’t recommend enough!!
Lara helped us to select the best music renditions possible for our son's memorial service. She even helped to rehearse and adjust the key for a song with a friend of the family who were asked to sing. It added tremendously to the atmosphere and provided appropriate breaks for pensive reflections and uplifts.
From start to finish the Amethyst group behaved professionally. They were easy to communicate with and arrived in time at our event. The musicians were wonderful and helped make the wedding ceremony one to remember. I highly recommend them.
Absolutely Amazing, totally made our event!!
It was a truly magical moment to have the Amethyst Trio play at my only daughter wedding. It set the mood for the whole evening. Laura took ill and Kristal Harpist filed in! I would not hesitate to book them again. David & I would like to thank everyone that helped make this possible.
Toni & David Austin
The Amethyst Trio played for my daughter’s wedding and they were absolutely wonderful. The music was so beautiful and the trio was very professional. Their music added such a beautiful and elegant touch to a wonderful day.
Lara did an amazing job playing the piano during our Catholic wedding ceremony in an outdoor courtyard. It was just so beautiful and added so much to the event. She was also very lovely and helpful to work with - a really pro. I would not hesitate to hire her or the whole Amethyst Trio again.
We were delighted, and set the right ambiance for the event. In future please notify in advance if meals are to be included if they need to be prepared for take away. During Pandemic this is very difficult to impossible to provide on day old notification
Response from Amethyst Trio:
Dear George, what a beautiful event! And thank you for your kind generosity in inviting us to lunch. I wish we could have stayed, but my cellist had a concert that afternoon (that I didn’t know about when I accepted your lunch invitation). I’m glad you liked our music; we thoroughly enjoyed playing for you and your guests. Best wishes, Lara
Incredible ensemble. They added so much to our special event.
The Trio performed beautifully. Everyone was delighted with their excellence and talent.
This trio was amazing and helped make our event so special. Their music was beautiful and perfect for us. They also helped in picking out music prior to the event that matches our taste. I would highly recommend them.
Lara and Samsun were a pleasure to work out arrangements with and due to the fragile & somewhat dangerous nature of the environment that Samsun was going to perform in, there was concern all around. I received a beautiful email from Robert and Natalie. The performance was truly blessed, memorable and heartfelt. Also seems Samsun has a new cat friend by the name of Baxter. All in all, a huge THANK YOU!!!!
LaMont, Natalie, Stieg & Robert
My now husband and I hired Amethyst trio for our wedding and we couldn’t be happier!! Lara was very responsive and so professional. They have a ton of experience and Lara is a warm, reassuring person that I felt so taken care of. We had a hell of a time trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic but they were solid through and through. They made our wedding magical and a dream come true.
I loved the music and the opera singer.
Excellent duo and great music.
Amethyst Trio are our heroines for performing at our benefit dinner last-minute when the booked musicians canceled a few days before the event. Their piano-violin duo was so beautiful, and I appreciate that they were able to play from a set list I created. Their song list is extensive and includes a variety of vintage and contemporary classical, jazz and popular standards. They were very responsive, accurate and punctual. We would definitely hire Amethyst Trio again for future events.
The string trio we had for our wedding did an excellent job! They played both classical and contemporary pieces and it sounded incredible. Would 100% recommend.
We booked a harp and violin duo for our greenhouse wedding and they were absolutely fabulous. They played beautifully and made our ceremony and cocktail hour extra special. They were also very communicative with us beforehand and really allowed us to customize our song list for the night. We highly recommend them!
The musical trio was wonderful. I contracted them for my husband's Celebration of Life event. I wish the guest stayed quiet longer so that we could enjoy the music without the background noise ( I felt like telling the guests to shut up so we could enjoy the music more). Anna was very accommodation to our schedule.
Lara did a beautiful job performing the music for our wedding ceremony. It was unforgettable!
The music was wonderful! Our guests raved about the beautiful music. It was perfect for out 25th anniversary party. Even our oldest and youngest guests could dance to the music. Would hire them again when needed.
Lara was amazing! Such a sweet soul! And the harp was such a hit people loved her sound. Would HIGHLY recommend
Lara was awesome, thanks!
The Amethyst Trio was the perfect classy complement to our company holiday party. They arrived on time and the music set was very pleasant. I will definitely consider them again for my next event.
We hired the cellist to play solo during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha'i Faith. He did a spectacular job of providing music appropriate for our semi formal event. The Baha'is in Fremont are grateful and highly recommend him.
The amethyst trio was such a wonderful addition to our wedding. Lara and her fellow musicians were professional, kind, talented and over all wonderful. They were easy to work with and had great advice from the best generator to rent to where to place the sound system.
There were a few things people commented on after the wedding and the musicians were the most mentioned special touch that people loved. They were also my favorite part. When they started playing before the wedding ceremony I got rather overwhelmed with happiness. If you want some string instruments at your special event you can’t go wrong with this group. Also they have a list of songs they can play plus a smaller list of sample songs on their website you can listen to. And they are on YouTube! All of these things were very helpful in picking out our music for the ceremony and for afterwards.
Simply beautiful! Lara and her trio were so easy to work with, especially when the bride (me) panicked the day before because I didn't have music for the bridesmaids to walk down too :-)
Thank you for your talent and beautiful addition to our day...you made the ceremony memorable!
They did a great job with what we asked of them. They were even able to change up the music at last minute which was super awesome and we were very grateful for that.
I hired Amethyst Trio for my San Francisco City Hall Wedding and they were wonderful! On time, professional, and the music was amazing!
Lara was fantastic before the wedding in providing options with regard to style of music, etc. The music they played at our garden wedding was fantastic and truly added a magical element to the ceremony. You should definitely have Amethyst Trio on your short list of musicians to play at your special event!
Our duo was excellent!
beautiful sounds for our wedding.
I hired a duo of violin and piano for my wedding ceremony and I couldn't be happier.
They helped me since the beggining making suggestions of songs, they arrived at the venue much earlier to make sure everything would go well. And the most important thing: GREAT ARTISTS! I still remeber how wonderfully they played the songs we choose.
The Amethyst Trio performed very well during our wedding at Silver Creek Valley Country Club. Regardless of where our guests were sitting they could be heard with the amplification agreed upon between them and our DJ.
Samsun arrived on-time (early) and did a fantastic job on the cello. He was a pleasure to work with and a true professional. I highly recommend him.
Harpist Lara is absolutely amazing and set a lovely atmosphere for our wedding. She played all the music I had requested, beautifully. Brilliant addition to our wedding. I was so happy with how everything turned out! I would definitely recommend Amethyst Trio! -Zahia
Lara, pianist, and a cellist gave phenomenal performance. My mother was a professional cellist and this was in her honor. Several people commented how amazing they played and how respectful they were coming on and off stage. They played exactly what I requested, including a complex Brahms piece. The performance of the Brahms was moving. And the complex interplay between piano and cello flawless.
Lara was responsive and very professional in the planning phase. We also spoke on the phone to make sure everything was done to my request.
Highly recommended, flexible, flawless performance for a reasonable price. Thank you Amethyst Trio for making my mother's memorial special.
Thank you again,
We had our office Holiday party last Thursday and I cannot say how wonderful it was having Amethyst Trio play at our event. They arrived early, and played very mood appropriate music for 2 hours and it really did make our whole event. It was wonderful, very talented musicians, incredibly nice and easy to work with. I will definitely be booking them again!
We received complient after compliment on how beautiful the music was. We would definitely book again! I had absolutely no worries!
They even learned a song for the bride and groom the evening before
Mia was hired to perform at our wedding ceremony. The music was lovely. She was punctual, professional & flexible, which really put us at ease as things did not go according to plan and we can had to move our ceremony indoors due to rain.
-Amy & Matt
They showed up on time, played beautiful music, and were very accommodating to our needs. Great job! Will definitely use for future events.
Matt was the violinist who was at my wedding. He did amazing!! Complemented the ceremony beautifully, couldnt have gone better. From start to finish, it was easy to book, accommodated my micro small wedding (10 people including my husband and I) lots of communication, and reliable. Would book them again for my next event definetely!
We were treated to an absolutely wonderful performance by Lara and her cellist colleague. The occasion was a 90th birthday celebration for a very special lady and having these two very talented musicians play during the luncheon added so much to our party. Not only was the music they played beautiful and appropriate but we also found our interaction with the duo to be pleasant and cooperative. All attendees had positive and complimentary comments regarding Lara and her colleague. We will certainly include the Amethyst Trio in our future entertainment plans and do highly recommend them to those seeking talented musicians to play at their events.
Classy, punctual and music was great!
Complete package and everyone enjoyed the performance.
We booked the Amethyst Trio for our guests at our hotel for New Years Eve. Very prompt in arrival and starting time. The musicians were fantastic. We really enjoyed the ambiance that their music provided. The guests really enjoyed it as well. I will be booking them again. Thank You Amethyst Trio!
Lara came to play at our small reception yesterday and we wanted some background piano music that was a little peppy. She was very nice and professional, got there early, and played wonderfully. Everyone loved the pieces she played! If we have another event I will be booking her again!
We hired the Trio for our wedding in St Ignatius Church. They were amazing, professional and sounded absolutely awesome.
Let's first say that we attended regular service at St Ignatius to see how the audio would be, prior to the wedding. The church echos and makes audio sound subpar. However, the Trio somehow made their instruments sound absolutely perfect. Crystal clear with perfect notes.
In addition, the Trio also learned every song they didn't know (Catholic Church hymns that are not regularly played) and played every known song so well. The timing was also suberp.
Lara also helped us find a classically trained cantor, who was one of the best singers I've ever heard. They coordinated well with the church piano player, the cantor, and a female vocalist who did some duets (particularly The Prayer, which sounded amazing) - whom the Trio never met prior to the wedding.
They're so helpful and were so perfect for the wedding. We hope to hire them again for any future events!
We had Laura play for our club's 57th Anniversary party. She was not only delightful but her talent is outstanding!!!! She spoke with guests, explained the harp and played so beautifully that when it was over and she was leaving everyone applauded. SHE WAS THE HIT OF THE EVENING!!!!!!
Lara (flute) and her partner violinist did an awesome job. Even though I was 1/2 hr late, they arrived exactly on time, prepped for the moment, hung in there and knocked it out of the park when I got there. Thank you again Lara. You two made our day yesterday.
Lara Garner, LLana Thomas, Samsun Van Loon with vocalist Pamela Connelly played a magnificent concert for us Veterans at Yountville, Ca. on 1/27/13. The choices of music and the professional executions with such feeling moved us greatly. It is an experience not to be missed and we look forward to having them back soon. Thank you, we loved you.
I hired Lara from Amethyst Trio to play the harp during my wedding ceremony and the cocktail hour in Napa. She was extremely helpful during the pre-wedding process of picking songs for the different part of the ceremony, and was even able to fulfill a last minute request we had to play "Stairway to Heaven"! I got numerous compliments on how beautiful the music was during the ceremony. I would definitely recommend Lara.
The Amethyst Trio was an amazing group to work with! We hired the pianist and violinist for our August wedding in Sonoma to play for one hour during the ceremony. They were both wonderful to work with from the beginning - very prompt, answered all of our questions and worked closely with us on all of the specific songs that we wanted during the ceremony. They were timely and very nice to work with and to have at our wedding - the music was so beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better musicians on our special day. I'd highly recommend working with the Amethyst Trio for your wedding or special event! Beautiful music!
Wonderful music! What a talented group! They played for my wedding and it was beautiful. I received a lot of compliments from my guests and family on the music. I really appreciate the effort they put in to play all my special requests. They were also very easy to work with.
What to Expect
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.
The Amethyst Trio is a Classical and crossover pop rock trio. It consists of a lovely Classical trio of strings and harp, as well as a rockin' trio of piano and strings, providing a variety of contemporary styles as well as wedding classics. We play over 100 concerts and events every year. All our musicians have music degrees from prestigious music schools and have performed throughout the country and in europe. We 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. We have also played celebrity weddings, the latest being for Metallica bass guitarist Jason Newsted.
We play many special requests and provide suggestions to brides about musical selections, helping them throughout the process. We also provide amplification when needed (at no extra cost).
Our goal is to make your wedding or event as memorable and magical as possible. The music is essential.
Additional Booking Notes
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.
|Lara Garner||pianist, harpist, flutist|
|Samsun Van Loon||cellist|
Influences & Inspiration
Julliard String Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Celtic Woman, Andrea Boccelli, Yo Yo Ma, Journey, The Stones
electricity if piano or amplification is requested
Shade or covering at all times
"I can only give you an A++++. Your music was fantastic and was the crowning point to the wedding. I had so many wonderful comments on your song and the arrangements and music choices. I have been planning this wedding for my daughter's entire lifetime in my mind and you were a very important part of it. Thank you and your group from all of us."
"We could not have had a better experience. They were a joy and certainly added to our beautiful wedding!"
"I can't say enough good things about the Amethyst Trio. They played from a very impressive repertoire for the three hours of our wedding reception and, even though there were 60 people in a relatively small space, their sound never "got in the way" of conversation. Lara is dependable, flexible and accommodating;three very important adjectives for the business she's in;and I wouldn't hesitate in giving her my highest and most enthusiastic recommendation!"