Hello, I am a classically trained musician with over 20 years of experience. The story started with learning the violin at 4 years old and then falling in love with the cello when I was 8. Having had private lessons. played in string ensembles, participated in music competitions and having undertaken formal examinations by Vincent D’Indy Music Conservatory, I continued my studies in classical cello performance and Jazz interpretation at College Lionel-Groulx, Canada. After meeting my Kiwi partner, we have moved to this beautiful part of the planet and settled in Queenstown. Since then I have played professionally at Weddings, Functions, Concerts and Art Exhibitions.
Having pared with an exceptional musicians we offer instrumental solo, duo or trio, a diverse range of music is at our fingertips from traditional favorites such as Pachelbel Canon and Air by Bach to contemporary music such as "A thousand years" by Christina Perri & “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. We love being part of peoples special day bringing a soulful and unique atmosphere to your event.
I look forward to hearing from you, Lara Laverdure
Your Big Day - Your wedding
We will arrive early to set up and begin to play as your guest are arriving
With Cello Solo or Cello & Piano Duo we will then provide a relaxing atmosphere of light classical, Jazz & Pop music to set the atmosphere as your guests find their seats and settle in.
We offer to learn and perform 3 to 4 songs of your choice for the Pre-ceremony, Entrance, Signing and Exit.
We provide our own equipment and can offer advice on song choices, timings etc.
Directly after the ceremony your guest can be entertained with beautiful and enchanting music from our repertoire while you go off to have your photo taken .
We usually offer to play for 1 to 1.5 hour during Canapes but we are more than happy to perform in accordance to your needs.
The soundtrack of this special moment of reunion could be light ambience music in between speeches as you and your guests share a dinner to remember.
Be creative, there are more options possible and we’d love to offer you something truly unique for your big day.
Tale as long as time – Beauty & the Beast | Perfect - Ed Sheeran | Moondance - Van Morrison| Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Black Orpheus – Louis Bonfa | Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer | In a Sentimental mood – Duke Ellington | All of me – Simone and Marks
A Thousand years – Christina Perri | At Last – Etta James | Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac| Mia and Sebastians Theme – La La Land
Happiness is the truth (Pharrell Williams Style) | Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra | I knew I loved you - Savage Garden
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel | The Swan – Saint-Saens | Aria from suite n.3 – Bach | Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet
Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 – J.s Bach | Winter from the four seasons – Vivaldi | Spring from the four seasons – Vivaldi
Bourree No.7 from The water music – Handel | Apres un reve – Faure | Serenade second mvt – Edward Elgar
Ave Maria op.52, No.6 – Franz Schubert | Ave Maria – J.S Bach and Charles Gounod | Por una cabeza – Carlos Gardel
Oblivion – Astor Piazzola | Waltz of the Sleeping beauty - Tchaikovsky
And many more…
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Our pianist, from Japan moved to New Zealand more than 15 years ago and brought with him is passion for performing and teaching. With over 30 years in experience, he started playing when he was 5 years old, his mother was a piano teacher. He has since played at many concerts, weddings & functions. He has a broad repertoire, from Jazz improvisation to classical interpretation.
From Dunedin, Natasha started playing various instrument from a young age then went on and continued with her passion at university where she studied classical music performance on the clarinet and the violin. then she went on and did her masters in music teaching. She is now the music teacher at the Wakatipu high School in Queenstown. Being very versatile Natasha can play Classical, Jazz & Pop on the Clarinet, Violin and Saxophone. She currently plays with the Queenstown Jazz Orchestra & has perform at various concert and events.