Lara played during my wedding ceremony. The song selection was stunning. If you want someone who is professional, kind, and an incredible musician that will create a beautiful atmosphere for your event, do not hesitate on hiring her!
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 recorded many CDs, including "Arts & Letters" from the Mixolydian label, and on the Celtic Sands and Skitz labels. I have played many celebrity weddings and events, including the cast party opening of the movie “Winchester”, event aboard the USS Hornet with Buzz Aldrin, private wedding of Jason Newsted of Metallica, Private event for Neal Shoen of Journey, assorted NFL players and a Chinese film star.
"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. As a 5-star performer since 2007, Lara has been booked over 555 times here on GM from 4 sites.
I have 4 harps and various keyboards - including a top of the line Sandpiper 5'5" Celtic harp, a Classical French-made pedal harp, a smaller Classical harp, and a full 88-keyed weighted hammer-action black stage piano with a beautiful grand piano sound. I also provide my own discreet wireless amplification, to maintain not only a performance that can be heard, but also something that is visually pleasing.
**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.**