- 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 have an offshoot Celtic folk trio that specializes in Irish and folk fiddling called Celtic Sands.
We also provide a top-of-the-line amplification system for our music when needed and play special requests.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 30, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|June 17, 2018 • 11:30am - 2:30pm||Graduation|
|June 12, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 08, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 29, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 21, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 16, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 09, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 19, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 11, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|July 15, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 03, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 01, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 01, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 24, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Graduation|
|May 20, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 20, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 06, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 15, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|April 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|March 23, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 18, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 25, 2017 • 8:30am - 11:30am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 14, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 08, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 07, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 15, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 06, 2016 • 2:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 29, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 14, 2016 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 17, 2016 • 2:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 09, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 02, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 18, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 03, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 16, 2016 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|May 13, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 10, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||House Party|
|March 27, 2016||Holiday Party (Easter)|
|March 18, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 16, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 31, 2015||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|December 11, 2015||Corporate Event|
|October 30, 2015||Studio Session|
|September 23, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|August 13, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|July 03, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 12, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|December 07, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 05, 2013||Private Party|
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!"