Lara, is simply fantastic!!!
Lara has played for celebrity weddings such as that of Jason Newsted of Metallica, Chinese film star Xiaoqing Liu, and Jason Tafralis formerly of the Chicago Colts, was featured in an event aboard the USS Hornet with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and has played events for Neal Shoen of Journey and Antwon Woods of the Tennessee Titans and Josh Shaw of the Cincinatti Bengals. She also appeared in the August 2014 issue of Strings Magazine. She has performed on many CDs, including “Arts & Letters" on the Mixolydian label and The Celtic Sands and Skitz labels.
Lara has a music degree from UC Berkeley and performs with other top-notch Bay Area musicians. Her Wedding Classics CD can be heard on CDBaby or Amazon. Go to one of those sites and type in Amethyst Trio to listen to audio samples. Look up The Amethyst Trio (awarded Top Classical Trio on GM for 7 years in a row) and Lara's solo harpist site (5-star, 235 bookings). Please use headphones to hear best quality on all audio samples.
If the venue does not provide a piano, Lara will provide her own top-of-the line 88-key Yamaha stage piano and her own Bose sound system carrying sound to up to 300 people. Lara also has smaller amplification and 2 other stage pianos that fit different types of events - including a battery-operated Yamaha 76-key piano that can be played in locations where electricity is not provided.
Note: all of the audio samples you hear are of Lara or her musicians playing live. There are no electronics or recorded backgrounds in any of these samples. The pure sound of the piano is what brings elegance to an event.
**Lara is a FULLY-INSURED performer. This is a requirement at many venues, including San Francisco City Hall, Museums, many large hotels, wineries and event centers. Certificate provided upon request.**