Amethyst

Your house concert, wedding or special event should be magical. Whether you desire the formal elegance of a classical piano trio, a Rock and Pop sound from a classical trio, the fairytale celtic harp, exquisite precision string players or the whimsy of the folk fiddle, this award-winning trio has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 10 years. We select our music with your event in mind. **WINNER OF THE GM RISING STAR AWARD FOR TOP CLASSICAL TRIO IN NORTH AMERICA FOR the 5TH YEAR IN A ROW!!!!** Also, Amethyst was awarded the 2011 Pick for The Knot's "Best of Weddings", as voted by Bay Area brides.

Amethyst is an exquisitely lovely trio of harp, violin & cello and a classic piano trio (violin, cello, piano). Besides concert and orchestral work, they have played for films, MTV, music videos and touring artists.

Their musicians have played in symphony halls, outdoors folk & jazz festivals, restaurants, bars, with rock bands, cafes, Las Vegas shows, rallies, and with touring companies and famous classical and pop artists. Amethyst also plays as duo of violin & piano (or harp), flute & guitar, or as a baroque chamber quartet. Special requests can be arranged.

One of Amethyst's unique qualities is their versatility in style and instrumentation with only a small group. Their pianist is also a harpist and flutist and can bring more than one instrument to an event to provide variety. They play in a wide variety of styles besides classical, including jazz, Latin, pop/rock, Broadway and oldies. Amethyst  does their own unique arrangements specifically, so you won't hear them played by any other group the way they do.

Professional Qualifications: Their music degrees are from Manhattan School of Music, UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Their pianist/harpist lived in both Rome and in Paris, where her performing career was based for several years.  They are in the California Symphony, SF Sinfonietta, Symphony Silicon Valley (formerly San Jose Symphony )and Marin Symphony. They also play with members of the SF Symphony and SF Opera Orchestra. The opera singer they work with has sung with New York City, L.A., San Francisco & San Diego Operas.

WHAT CLIENT'S ARE SAYING:
This group goes beyond professionalism! They become your friends! They made my daughters engagement party and then wedding all that it could be musically! Lara is in touch with you through the whole process so you are comforted that everything will turn out perfect which it did for us! I plan on using them again for any party that I give!!! -Vita M, 10/1/2011, Modesto, CA

Incredible! I couldn't have asked for a better group. The music was spectacular and they were all extremely friendly and warm. Lara's harp playing was magical and created exactly the fairytale wedding we wanted. The sound of the strings and the harp is indescribably beautiful and was the perfect backdrop to such a meaningful day in all of our lives. Also, I was impressed at how easy the whole process was, including contacting the musicians ahead of time. Lara always returned my emails and phone calls within a very short time. We felt really comfortable throughout the whole process. Hiring Amethyst Trio was one of the best things we did and I recommend them highly! -Derek A, 6/17/2011, Woodside, CA

If your scale went to 10, I would have rated them 12+!! This group was amazing from professionalism to talent. They left no rock unturned. Our event was for our entire leadership team of 50+ and each and everyone and their guest had nothing but praise for the trio. I will most likly book them again. Thank you so much for your sight and bringing the Amazing Trio to us. -Attilia P, 12/21/2010, Modesto, CA

We could not have been more pleased with the overall experience of having Amethyst Trio perform at our Wedding reception. I could go on and on about all of the positive aspects of their professionalism, musical quality and arrangement, but to sum it up in one word, marvelous! Amethyst Trio, thank you for the memories. -Joseph D, 4/15/2012, Fremont, CA

We are so thankful to have had you and Sue at our special event! Bernice was sooooooo happy and just loved you both, dearly! She just kept talking about how wonderful you played and that your choice of music was (in her words) "just splendid!". All her friends just kept raving about the two of you! You two were the hit of the evening, not only for our friends and family, but also with Florentine's staff and clients. The energy when we walked into the room was just exactly what we wanted. Funny thing, it almost appeared that the whole entire room was there to surprise Bernice. Everything flowed so perfectly - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for EVERYTHING! We just loved you both!!!!! We so appreciated have you join us! We look forward to next time! God Bless You!----Bertha, Cupertino January 2010

Lara is amazing. When ever I emailed her with a question she responded immediately. When I asked for recommendations she knew exactly what would work. The best way to describe my satisfaction is to say, " She made our wedding a dream come true". The music was beautiful and she is a true artist. I would say that anyone wanting a no worry event should hire her. Thank you Lara. -Lucy P, 9/11/2010,Stinson Beach, CA

SONG LIST
A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
A River Flows Through You - Yiruma
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Across the Stars - John Williams
Adagio - Mendelssohn
Addios Muchachos - tango
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Air on the G String - Bach
Airmail Special - Benny Goodman
All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Weber/Sarah Brightman
All I Want is You - U2
All My Life - K-Ci & Jo Jo
Almendras - Latin Salsa
Amapola - Argentinian tango
Amazing Grace - trad. hymn
American Pie - Don Maclean
Angel - Sara McGlauchlan
Angel Eyes - Jim Brickman
Angels We Have Heard on High - Christmas
Annie's Song - John Denver
Anvil Chorus from "Il Trovatore" - Verdi
Arabesque - Debussy
Arioso - Bach
As the Deer - Christian
Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer
Avatar theme - James Horner
Baby Love - Diana Ross
Bach flute trio - Bach
Bach Prelude in C (solo piano) - Bach
Barcarolle from "Tales of Hoffman" - Offenbach
Baroque Selections - Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach, etc...
Be, Thou, My Vision - traditional celtic
Beautiful Blue Danube - Strauss
Because We Believe - Andrea Boccelli
Beethoven trios in Eb & c minor - Beethoven
Bella Notte - Lady & the Tramp
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Bless the Broken Road - Rascall Flatts
Boccherini string trios - Boccherini
Bolero - Ravel
Born to Run - Bruce Springstein
Brandenburg Concerto #2 - Bach
Breakaway - Kelley Clarkson
Breathe - Faith Hill
Bridal Chorus - Journey
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Broadway showtunes - various
Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
California - Phantom Planet
California Dreaming - Mamas & Papas
California Girls - Beach Boys
California Girls - Katie Perry
Call Me Irresponsible - Sammy Cahn
Camelot - Camelot
Can Can - Offenbach
Can I Have This Dance? - Anne Murray
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Elton John
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man of Mine - Jerome Kern
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Carmen suite - Georges Bizet
Caro Nome from the Barber of Seville - Rossini
Celtic harp selections - Turlough O'Carolan
Change My Heart, O God - Christian praise
Chanukah - Jewish
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Che Faro Senza Euridice - Gluck
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today - Christian
Christmas Carols - Traditional
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Classical Trios - Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn
Clocks - Coldplay
Colors of the Wind - Disney
Con Ti Partiro - Andrea Bocelli/Sarah Brightman
Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
Corcovado - Latin
Core Ingrato - Italian Neopolitan
Country Roads - John Denver
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Dark Eyes - Russian Gypsy
Dear Mr President - Pink
De Beers Diamond music - "Palladio"
Desperado - Latin
Disney movie score selections - various
Do You Hear the People Sing? - from "Les Miserables"
Do, Re, Mi - Sound of Music
Dodi Li - trad. Israeli
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Double Trouble-Chamber of Secrets - John Wiliams
Down by the Sally Gardens - Irish
Drift Away - country
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Du Bist Bei Mir - Bach
Dvorak Trio in g minor - Dvorak
Easy Winners - Joplin
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Emperor Waltz - Strauss
Endless Love - Lionel Ritchie
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Entre'Acte from Carmen (flute & guitar) - Bizet
Erev Ba - Israeli
Erev Shoshanim - Israeli
Every Breath You Take - Sting
Fallen Embers - Enya
Falling Slowly - from "Once"
Freilach - Jewish Klezmer
French Baroque harpsichord music - Rameau, Couperin, Lully
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
From A Distance - Julie Gold
From Such Great Heights - Postal Service
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Funuculi, Funucula - Italian
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Georgia on my Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
Give Me Your Hand - trad. Irish
Give Yourself to Love - Kate Wolf
Glow Worm - Paul Linke
Good Riddance - Greenday
Habanera from "Carmen" - Bizet
Halicha Lekeisariya (Eli, Eli) - Jewish
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah Chorus - Handel
Halloween movie theme - John Carpenter
Happy Birthday - American
Hava Nagila - Jewish
Have a Little Faith in Me - John Hiatt
Haydn Trio in G - Franz J Haydn
Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis
Hedwig's Theme - John Willaims
Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
Hey, Jude - Paul McCartney
Hine Ma Tov - Israeli
Hotel California - The Eagles
How Great Thou Art - Christian
Humoresque - Dvorak
Hungarian Dance #5 - Brahms
I Dreamed a Dream - "Les Mis"
I Can Only Imagine - Merci Me
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
I Loved Her First - Heartland
I See You - Avatar - James Horner (Leona Lewis)
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Will - John Lennon
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
I Will Be Here - Steven Curtis Chapman
I Will Remember You - Sarah McLaughlan
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Ich Liebe Dich - Beethoven
I'd Need a Savior - Among the Thirsty
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If I Fell - John Lennon
If I Should Fall Behind - Bruce Springstein
I'll See You in My Dreams - Gus Kahn/Isham Jones
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
In The Mood - Joe Garland
Independencia - Argentinian tango
Isn't It Romantic? - Rodgers & Hart
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
Italian Concerto - JS Bach
Its Your Love - Tim McGraw
Jasmine Flower - traditional Chinese - Chinese
Java Jive - 1940s swing
Jerusalem of Gold - Israeli
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Jesus Takes the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
Judas - Lady Gaga
Jupiter - Holst
Jurassic Park theme - John Williams
Just a Kiss - Lady Antebellum
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kalinka - Russian
Keep On Loving You - Reo Speedwagon
Killing Me Softly With his Song - Norman Gimbel
Kiss the Rain - Yiruma
Klezmer selections - traditional
Kokomo - Beach Boys
Kreuzer Sonata - Beethoven
La Cinquintaine - Lalo
La Cumparsita - tango
La Donne e Mobile from "Rigoletto" - Verdi
La Muneca - Argentinian tango
La Rejouissance - Handel
Lacrymosa from Requiem - Mozart
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Legends of the Fall - James Horner
Let it Be - John Lennon
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Liebeslied - Kreisler
Liebestraum - Franz Liszt
Like a Virgin - Madonna
Lili Marlene - 1940s ballad
Lion of Judah - Christian
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
London Trio (flute, violin, cello) - Haydn
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Lord of the Rings selections - Howard Shore
Lost in Your Eyes - Deborah Gibson
"Lost" theme - Michael Giacchino
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Luke & Leia from Star Wars - John Williams
Majesty - Christian
Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Marry Me - Patrick Monaghan
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Material Girl - Madonna
May It Be-Fellowship of the Ring - Enya
Mazurka - Chopin
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Memories from "Cats" - Andrew Lloyd Weber
Merry Widow Waltz - Lehar
Minute Waltz - Chopin
Miss Independent - John Legend
Misty - Erroll Garner
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Morning Has Broken - traditional celtic
Moscow Nights - Russian
Movie score selections - various
Mozart duet in D - Mozart
Mozart duet in G - Mozart
Mozart Sonata in D (solo piano) - Mozart
Mozart Trio in Bb - W.A. Mozart
Mrs Maxwell (celtic harp) - O Carolan
Musetta's Waltz from "La Boheme" - Puccini
Musette (harp, 2 violins) - Devienne
Music of the Night from "Phantom" - Andrew Lloyd Weber
My Favorite Things - Sound of Music
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - Celine Dion
My Immortal - Evanescence
Nocturne - Chopin
November Rain - Guns' n Roses
O Mio Babbino Caro (harp & violin) - Puccini
O' Sole Mio - Italian Neopolitan
Oblivion - Piazzolla
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Ol' Man River - Showboat
On Eagle's Wings - Christian
On the Jordan - Israeli
On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
One Hundred Years - Five For Fighting
Opera selections - opera composers
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Oye Como Va? - Latin
Palladio (De Beers Diamonds) - Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus - Frank
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Paradise - Coldplay
Pavane - Faure
Peacherine Rag - Joplin
Penelope's Song - Loreena McKennitt
Perfect Love - John Denver/Placido Domingo
Phantom of the Opera selections - Andrew Lloyd Weber
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Pirates of the Caribbean Suite - Hans Zimmer
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Pomp and Circumstance - Sir Edward Elgar
Por una Cabeza - Argentinian tango
Pourquois Tu M'aimes Encore - Celine Dion
The Power of Love - Celine Dion
Praise Be to God - Christian
Puttin' On the Ritz - Berlin
Quando M'en Vo - Puccini
Que Tu Me Quieras - Latin
Raindrop Prelude - Chopin
Requiem for a Dream - Cliff Mansell
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Romance Sans Paroles - Faure
Someone Like You - Adele
Romanze in G - Beethoven
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Roses from the South - Strauss
Royal Fireworks - Handel
Russian Trepak - Tchaukovsky
Rustles of Spring - Sinding
Sail On - Lionel Ritchie
Salut D'Amor - Elgar
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Schubert Adagio - Schubert
Schubert trio No. 1 & 2 - Franz Schubert
September from "The Fantastiks" - Tom Jones
Serenade - Sinding
Serenade in d minor - Schubert
Shalom Aleichem - Jewish
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Sheherezade - Rimsky-Korsakov
Shepherd Moon - Enya
She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
Sholom Aleichem - Jewish
Siboney - Lecuona
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Some of These Days - Jerome Kern
Something - The Beatles
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Spring Sonata - Beethoven
Spring Song - Mendelssohn
St James Infirmary - 1940s jazz
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stop in the Name of Love - Diana Ross
Sunrise Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
Surfin' USA - Chuck Berry
Surfing Safari - Beach Boys
S'vivon - Jewish Hanukkah
Sway (Quien Sera) - Michael Buble
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Tales From the Vienna Woods - Strauss
Tango Argentino "Como Le Va?" - Valverde
Tango El Choclo - Villoldo
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Best Day - Taylor Swift
The Best Thing About Me is You - Taylor Swift
The Bonney Swans - Loreena McKennitt
The Communion Song - Christian
The Little Birch Tree - Russian
The Prayer - Andrea Boccelli/Celine Dion
The Rose - Amanda McBroom
The Star-Spangled Banner - American
The Throne Room from Star Wars - John Williams
The Trout - Schubert
The Wedding Song - Kenny G
Theme from Rocky - (unusual recessional)
This is the Day - Psalm 118
Through the Years - Steve Dorff
Tico Tico - Tito Puente
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli/Sarah Brightman
To A Wild Rose - MacDowell
Today Was a Fairytale - Taylor Swift
'Torna Sorriento - Italian Neopolitan
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Cyndi Lauper
Traumerei - Schumann
Triumphal March from "Aida" - Verdi
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Tum Balalaika - Jewish
Turbulent Waters - Maykapar
Tuxedo Junction - 1940s swing
Two Guitars - Russian Gypsy
Tyrolean polkas - traditional collection
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Unwritten - Natasha Beddington
Vedrai Carino - Mozart
Venetian Boat Song - Mendelssohn
Vissi d'arte from Madama Butterfly - Puccini
Vivaldi's Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Greenday
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Water Music - Handel
We Are the World - Michael Jackson
We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
What's Love Got to Do With It? - Tina Turner
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - traditional Irish
When You Believe - Stephen Schwartz
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Will Ye No Come Back Again? - trad. Scottish
Wind Beneath My Wings - (Bette Midler)
Windmills of Your Mind - Michel Legrand
Winter from Four Seasons - Vivaldi
With or Without You - U2 -Bono
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand
Women of Ireland - traditional
Wouldn't It Be Nice? - Beach Boys
Yellow - Coldplay
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
You Raise Me Up - (Josh Groban)
You were made for me - Taylor Swift
You'll Be in My Heart - Phil Collins
Zillertaler Hochzeitmarsch - Tyrolean polka