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Client Reviews

"You were both amazing! Thank you so very much for helping to make the event Perfect!!!! We have gotten wonderful feedback about the party from everyone."--Lisa W, Burlingame, ca 2016 party

"Dear Lara, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful talent with su on our wedding day. The music was so beautiful. Thank you also for working so hard to get all the songs that we wanted into the program. We really appreciated it. I want you to know we were so grateful to have you and the other members of the trio there. Best Wishes,"---Anh & Matt, San Jose, Ca 2016 wedding

"Hi Lara, Thank you so much!! I am sorry we didn't get a chance to meet, but we absolutely loved your music -- everyone raved about it! Thanks again for being a part of our special day!--- Jaclyn, SF 2016

"I just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you for playing at my wedding on May 15th of this year. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard you playing the harp as I walked down the aisle. YOU SOUNDED SO BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad you said yes to my father's spontaneous request. My husband and I will remember this for the rest of our lives. I can't thank you enough!"---Kristen M, San Francisco, Ca 2015

"Hi Lara, There aren't words to express my gratitude for the wonderful music experience you and the group provided at my mother's memorial. I am humbled when I think of your kindness, sensitivity, professionalism, and talent. I have been overwhelmed with positive comments about your music -"best ever," among other things. Tired but uplifted by a beautiful celebration. Thank you and much love,"-- Jane B., San Jose, 2016 memorial

"Thank you so much for providing beautiful music at our wedding. It was everything that I imagined it would be and I'm so glad I asked you guys to be our ceremony musicians. Thank you for helping us create a wonderful memory that we will remember for teh rest of our lives. We had the best time!"----- Asa M, Woodside, Ca 2015

"We had the privilege of the Amethyst Trio performing at our wedding ceremony and also reception. What a treat for us and all of guests. We continue to receive comments and praise over the songs and music selection and no words will ever be able to adequately convey our joy and amazement over their contributions to the day. Lara and her team are phenomenal and I highly recommend them for any event."-----Claire S., Sausalito, Ca 2014

"Tears of Joy and Appreciation. Amethyst Trio played a magnificent concert for us Veterans. The choices of music and the professional execution 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."
---Yountville, Ca 2013

"We thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday afternoon listening to your trio. One of the nicest things presented at the Livermore Library."
-----Livermore, Ca December 2013

"Tonight's concert in Orinda was pure delight. Just the right intimate setting for chamber music...your playing was wonderful and the four of you appeared
to enjoy performing for us as much as we did listening to you. I look forward to hearing you again. Thank you for a charming evening."
---Orinda, Ca June 2010


Lara, Thank you for making my mother's 80th birthday celebration a success. Your professionalism, kind heart and passion for music made it easy for me and my family to bring joy to my mother on her 80th birthday. For that I will always be grateful.------Armando 10/26/2013 Walnut Creek, Ca

Lara, thanks for all your hardwork for our event in Sausalito. You did an amazing job and everyone love the violin and piano. It was great that you could add some songs that we requested at no charge, and the guests were very impressed. Not only did it match the mood, it set the mood of the entire event. Thanks so much!----Laith 10/19/2013 Cavallo Point, Sausalito, Ca

Lara and her team are a MUST HAVE for your wedding and/or special event! Our wedding would not have been the same with Lara. Such a pleasure to work with. A+++!!!------Virginia 6/7/2013 Fremont, Ca

Lara, I want to thank you and the Amethyst Trio for the beautiful music at Allison and Cody's wedding last Saturday. The music was lovely and added a special touch to the wedding. The processional music and the timing was perfect and I enjoyed the music that you provided during the quieter times of the ceremony too. It was a pleasure to communicate with you during our planning phase and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again. Fondly, Patti--------4/27/2013 Wente Winery, Livermore, Ca

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lara and Ilana for the beautiful music at our wedding ceremony at SF City Hall. The timing, song choices, and overall feeling was something we will never forget. From the very beginning (initial contact) to the final song choices (playlist options), my husband and I were at ease. They are so talented and anyone who hires them is lucky------Angela H. 3/29/2013 San Francisco City Hall, ca

Wonderful job!!!!! Perfect for the venue and our event!---Randy B. 9/22/2012 Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, ca

My wife and I would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to you for making our wedding day memorable. Thank you so much for the last minute adjustments to your schedules. You and your trio were the talk of the family during our post reception gathering. We will definitely make recommendations to all our friends and family who are planning their next big event. Thank you so much! Lancaster K., 10/8/12 San Jose, ca

We will always remember the important part that you played in making the Ceremony so lovely. Your music was magnificent! It was a joy to have you with us and to be able to share your beautiful talent with all of our family and guests. - Mary C.6/29/2012 St Helena, 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. San Jose, 4/15/2012 Ca

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 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

"Again let may me say thank you! I am still getting comments about how wonderful you were from people who attended the party. Your music made all
the difference! Again, thank you and have a wonderful Christmas."---------Scott, Saratoga November 2009

"The wedding was off the top fabulous..the musicians made the garden setting like a fairytale for me!"-----Donna, San Rafael, March 2009

"Your music gave the evening a special touch and it was so beautiful - everything I had hoped for! We were so thrilled with the music -all of our guests have commented on how wonderful it was. Thank you again so much for making the night so special. I loved it! Best wishes -- you are all so talented. if I had to do it over again, I would learn how to play the cello!" ------Amy, Livermore October 2009

"We could not have had a better experience. They were a joy and certainly added to our beautiful wedding!"--Barbara T, July 2008, San Ramon, CA

"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."------Susan W., Cameron, Kiely and JP, Hollister, CA June 2008

"Lara, The two of you were so wonderful. My family and I were commenting on how easy it was to work with you both. And my new wife absolutely loved her song as she walked down the isle. Thank you again for helping us create such a memorable day. Cheers,Jason" -----Jason L., Belmont 8/16/2008


We hired Lara on very short notice to play piano for a 95th birthday party. She was extremely responsive and accommodating and her playing was wonderful. Several of our guests commented. She gets my highest recommendation. You won't be disappointed. -Mona Y, 4/7/2012, San Francisco, CA

"I can't say enough good things about the 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!"------Kerry E., San Francisco, 8/24/2008

"Everyone enjoyed the music! People kept coming up to me and asking where I found this duo, as they were so good. They played classical before the wedding ceremony, and then a variety of classical and Irish folk music during the dinner hour. We booked only two of the musicians, but they brought many instruments to play, giving a variety of music and sound. I recommend them to anyone."------Kandy and Rick, 5/24/2009, Wedding, Pleasant Hill, CA

"Lara and her group were just what we were hoping for. We wanted a classy event and the [Amethyst] trio helped us accomplish this with great success. I highly recommend [Amethyst] for private parties and corporate events. Thanks!" ----Lisa S., corporate party, San Francisco, CA August 25th, 2008

"Lara, I can't even begin to tell you how grateful we were to have you there! You were amazing and definitely made the ceremony more enjoyable. The Rocky Theme Song was everything we hoped for and made us crack up when we were walking out. It was PERFECT! Thank you again! I gave you rave reviews on the feedback form. And I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know!------Kat, Tehama Golf Course, Carmel, Ca 2008

"They were excellent, extremely professional and played beautifully." -Danielle R, 7/8/2008 Burlingame, CA

"(The) Trio was absolutely the final touch to my daughter's wedding day. They were on time and in the gazebo playing as I (mother of the bride) came to the wedding area. I walked up to them to greet them and they were all so cordial. Their professionalism was beyond measure. At the last minute the soloist for the wedding was unable to sing and Lara filled in singing "The Prayer." What a treat that was!!! I didn't have to frantically look around for a replacement - she was there and willing to help out. I never worried about anything for one minute - it was all taken care of and more. I would highly recommend this trio for any event." -Susan W, 6/27/2008, Wedding, Hollister, CA

"Lara was extremely accommdating, with many recommendations. She was very responsive to my questions and needs (I was nervous about the wedding and I emailed her A LOT!)and she worked to make me feel comfortable and confident. She and her fellow musicians were punctual, professional, and their music was great. They also worked with our freind who sang at our wedding ceremony both before the event by email and on the day of the event before guests arrived. All of our guests commented on how lovely and fitting the music was. I highly reommend both Lara and the trio." -Bill B, July 2008, Oakland, CA

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