Lara Garner, harpist/pianist/string trio

Harp from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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*Awarded “Best Of” for the past 7 years in a row* The harp has a natural beauty and delicacy that evokes something ancient and timeless. My goal is to make your event memorable through the beauty of my music and the innate fairytale quality of the Celtic harp and the elegance of the Classical harp. As a graduate of UC Berkeley, dept of music and having studied music in Paris, France, I am also a professional Classical pianist and flutist. Through Classical, Celtic and contemporary repertoire, I provide a palette of colors that can include a violinist and/or cellist or simply solo harp. My Classical trio has been awarded the prestigious "Top Classical Trio" by GM for the past 10 years in a row (Amethyst Trio). I have been booked over 540 times from my sites here on GM alone.

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 530 times here on GM from 4 sites.

I have 5 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, a double 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.**

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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!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Lara is a Harp perfectionist. Our ceremony music was remarkable thanks to Lara. She is worth 10 times more then what we paid and I am grateful she was part of our ceremony. I would recommend Lara to all

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Lara played at my Mom's funeral, and the music was so beautiful. The family requested a few specific songs, and Lara was kind enough to play them. We had a lot of compliments from family and friends how beautiful the music was. Thank you Lara for making my Mom's funeral a beautiful remembrance Barbara E.

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Memorial Service

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Lara was extremely professional ... perfectly accommodating ... and remarkably talented ... She arrived early and played beautifully while adjusting to the volume and tone of the room ... Her presence made a difficult event (memorial service) so much more easy to get through ... We would be thrilled to recommend her to friends ... Thank you Lara ...

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Memorial Service

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Lara was lovely, responsive, and thorough every step of the way. Her talent was huge and she had a gathering of people around her making sure they heard her versus going directly into the memorial service room. She was extra thoughtful with her coat and harp cover and she made sure she put them in a location that would not be disruptive at all when she left. It felt kind, attentive, and deeply sensitive. I am so glad she was available for our special event to honor my dad. I wish her the very best in her harp playing and using her talents for such a beautiful purpose. Warmly, Diane

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Funeral

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She was very professional , she came ontime and play right Music I strongly recomend her for any kind of event

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Wedding

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Lara was wonderful playing the harp at my wedding. Lara was very helpful and accomodating regarding our desired songlist. Lara is a very joyful person that is sincere and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her my family and friends to play at events.

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Funeral

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She was a wonderful performer. She played beautifully. She took the time to know details about the services that would make it memorable by playing the music that would be special and appropriate for a funereal service. Many attendees complimented her playing. I will look forward to booking her again for another occasion.

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Memorial Service

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From booking to performance Lara was professional and easy to work with. I trusted her to play tunes that were appropriate for my mother’s service and she delivered in spades. If I had the need to hire a Celtic musician again, I would without hesitation hire her again.

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Lara Garner played the Harp at my Mother's Celebration of Life on 11/08/17 in Santa Cruz. She has amazing talent and her harp music was beyond beautiful. All expectations were surpassed . Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed her performance. Thank you Lara ,so much for making it a memorable occasion.

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Rhianna
Stay With Me
Sam Smith
A River Flows Through You
Yiruma
Thinking Outloud
Ed Sheeran
Perfect
Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know
Ed Sheeran
Havana
Camila Cabello
Air on the G String
Bach
All I Ask of You from "Phantom"
Andrew Lloyd Weber
All My Loving
John Lennon
All That Jazz
John Kander
All the Things You Are
Jerome Kern
All You Need is Love
John Lennon
Amapola
Argentinian tango
Amazing Grace
trad hymn
And I Love Her
John Lennon
Angel
Sara McGlauchlan
Angel Eyes
Jim Brickman
Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore"
Verdi
Arioso
Bach
As the Deer
Christian
Ash Grove
English
Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar
At Last
Etta James
Autumn Leaves
Johnny Mercer
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ave Maria
Bach-Gounod
Bach selected works
Bach
Baroque selections
Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, etc
Be Thou My Vision
Irish
Beatles selections
The Beatles
Beautiful Blue Danube
Strauss
Beautiful Day
U2
Because We Believe
Andrea Boccelli
Besame Mucho
Latin
Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Bonney Swan
Loreena McKennitt
Born To Run
Bruce Springstein
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Greenday
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Broadway selections
assorted
Bubbly
Colby Caillat
Butterfly Waltz
Brian Crain
California Dreamin'
Mamas & Papas
California Girls
Beach Boys
Calliope House
Dave Morrison
Can I Have This Dance?
Anne Murray
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Elvis
Carmen Suite
Bizet
Carolan's Concerto
O'Carolan
Carolan's Draught
O'Carolan
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
Children's Songs
trad & Disney
Chopin waltzes
Chopin
Christian hymns
selections
Christmas carols
trad
Clap Yo Hands
Gershwin
Classical selections
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Clocks
Coldplay
Cockles and Muscles
Irish
Coilsfield House
Nathaniel Gow
Colors of the Wind
Pocohantas
Country Roads
John Denver
Crazy Love
Van Morrisson
Dances
Schubert
Danny Boy
Irish
Dark Island
waltz
Der Mirjambrunnen
Jewish
Disney selections
Disney movies
Dodi Li
trad Jewish
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Down By the Salley Gardens
Irish
Drops of Jupiter
Train
El Choclo
Argentinian Tango
Emperor Waltz
Strauss
English Suites
Bach
Entre'Acte from "Carmen"
Bizet
Erev Ba
Israeli
Evenstar from "Lord of the Rings"
Howard Shore
Every Breath You Take
Sting
Fallen Embers
Enya
Falling Slowly
from "Once"
Feed the Birds from "Mary Poppins"
Disney
Feels Like Home
Randy Newman
Fields of Athenry
Irish
French Suites (I-VI)
Bach
Fur Elise
Beethoven
George Brabazon
O'Carolan
Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael
Give Me Your Hand
Irish
Good Riddance
Greenday
Greensleeves
English
Habanera from Carmen
Bizet
Hava Nagila
Jewish
Have You Been to Carrick?
Irish
Hedwig's Theme
John Williams
Here Comes the Sun
George Harrison
Hey Jude
John Lennon
Hornpipe
Purcell
How Great Thou Art
Christian
I Dreamed a Dream
"Les Mis"
I Swear
popular
I Will Be Here
Steven Chapman
If I Fell
John Lennon
If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springstein
I'll Always Love You
Dolly Parton
I'll See You In My Dreams
Gus Kahn/Isham Jones
Imagine
John Lennon
In Dreams from "Lord of the Rings"
Howard Shore
Independencia
Argentinian tango
It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington
I've Got Rhythm
Gershwin
Java Jive
40's jazz
Jerusalem of Gold
Israeli
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Jewish traditional
trad
Jupiter
Gustav Holst
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Norman Gimbel
King William's March
Clarke
Klezmer
Jewish
Kokomo
Beach Boys
La Cumparsita
Argentinian tango
La Rejoiussance
Handel
Lady Athenry
O'Carolan
L'Arlesienne from "Carmen"
Bizet
Les Miserables selections
Legrand
Let it Be
John Lennon
Lord Willoughby
English Ren.
Love Story
Taylor Swift
Malaguena
Spanish
Mambo Italiano
Dean Martin
Married Life from "Up"
Pixar
May It Be from "Lord of the Rings"
Enya
Memories from "Cats"
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Menuet et Danse
Rameau
Minuet
Beethoven
Minuet and dances
Telemann
Misty
jazz
Moon River
Dean River
Moondance
Van Morrison
Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven
Morning Has Broken
Celtic
Morrison's Jig
Irish
Mozart selected works
Mozart
Mozart sonatas
Mozart
Mrs Maxwell
O'Carolan
Music of the Night from "Phantom"
Andrew Lloyd Weber
My Heart Will Go On from "Titanic"
James Horner
My Immortal
Evanescence
O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini
Pachelbel Canon in D
Pachelbel
Part of Your World
Little Mermaid
Passepied
Handel
Pavane
Faure
Penelope's Song
Loreena McKennitt
Phantom of the Opera selections
Andrew LLoyd Weber
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Planxty Drew
O'Carolan
Pomp And Circumstance
Elgar
Por Una Cabeza
Argentinian tango
Praise hymns
assorted
Prelude in C
Bach
Renaissance selections
English, Italian
Romance Sans Paroles
Faure
Rondo Alla Turca
Mozart
Rustles of Spring
Sinding
Salut D'Amour
Elgar
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Scottish strathspey selection
Scottish
selected works
Rachmaninoff
selected works
Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn
September
The Fantastiks
Serenade
Sinding
Serenade
Schubert
Shepherd Moon
Enya
Siboney
Lecuona
Somewhere Out There
from "An American Tail"
Sonatas
Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn
Songs Without Words
Mendelssohn
Southhampton from "Titanic"
James Horner
Spanish Lady
Irish
Spring
Vivaldi
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
Surfin' USA
Beach Boys
Sweetness of Mary
Scottish
Tangos
Argentinian, French, Piazolla
That's Amore!
Dean Martin
The Best Day
Taylor Swift
The Bonny Swans
Loreena McKennitt
The Butterfly
Irish slip jig
The Four Seasons
Vivaldi
The Ludlows
James Horner
The Prayer
Andrea Boccelli
The Rose
Amanda McBroom
The Throne Room
John Williams
This is the Day
praise song
Tico Tico
Latin jazz
Tobin's Jig
Irish
Triumphal March from "Aida"
Verdi
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Unforgettable
Frank Sinatra
Vienna Nights
Strauss
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Vivaldi selected works
Vivaldi
Volare!
Italian
Water Music
Handel
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
When I'm Sixty Four
John Lennon
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Irish
When September Ends
Greenday
When You Say Nothing At All
Allison Kraus
Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Scottish
Will You Remember Me?
Sara McLaughlan
Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
Winter Wonderland
Christmas jazz
With or Without You
U2
Woman in Love
Barbra Streisand
Women of Ireland
Irish
Yellow
Coldplay
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Belong With Me
Taylor Swift
You Raise Me Up
Josh Groban
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Violin
Cello
Harp
Flute
Fiddler
Celtic Singer
Classical Piano
Pop Piano
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Classical Flute
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Classical Cello
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Happy Hours
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Lara Garner, harpist/pianist/string trio will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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