Magnolia Music musicians Gari Vernier and Audri Botkin are a piano + cello duo based in Columbia, Tennessee. They bring years of experience delivering solo and collaborative performances for public and private events of all sizes. Whether dinner parties, cathedral weddings, garden receptions, or vintage fashion shows, they enjoy creating the perfect backdrop with their beautiful rendering of a playlist customized for the occasion. Magnolia Music serves Columbia and the surrounding Middle Tennessee area, including Spring Hill, Franklin, Lewisburg, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Dickson, and Nashville.
We make planning the music for your special event both enjoyable and seamless as we explore with you the genres and specific selections that will best reflect the message and the mood you desire to impart to your guests.
Meet Gari (pianist):
Gari has worn a variety of musical hats as soloist, accompanist, band member, vocalist, arranger, director, and teacher. Gari instructs students of all ages through her piano studio in Columbia. She enjoys drawing and hand lettering and conversations with her grandchildren.
Meet Audri (cellist):
Audri has loved classical music since she was very young and enjoyed the gift of a musical education in her formative years. She spends her time making and tasting good food, practicing yoga, working at a local bakery, trying new things, and keeping up with her husband and three boys.
MAGNOLIA MUSIC IN ACTION
A recent outdoor wedding, held in the lovely Harpeth Hotel courtyard.
We have our own keyboard and soundsystem, which allows us the ability to set up at a variety of locations.