Live Oak Trio

Elegant, modern wedding music

Austin, TX

Live Oak Trio

   A true Austin original, Live Oak Trio is composed of some of the city's most sought after musicians, each of whom have over 15 years of wedding and event experience and hundreds of performances under their belt.  By utilizing the unique instrumentation of violin, classical guitar, and cello, as well as custom musical arrangements, Live Oak Trio provides an unforgettable music experience with a modern twist as unique and original as Austin.

   We work closely with the bride, groom, and coordinator for a flawless, natural performance.  Our members are highly trained, professional musicians with degrees in music performance and composition from some of the world's top universities.  In addition to being a perfect fit for traditional, classical wedding repertoire, our instrumentation is uniquely suited for beautiful interpretations of contemporary genres.  Our arrangements create a sound that is fresh and vibrant while pairing seamlessly with the elegance of wedding ceremonies. Check out our media page to hear some of our most recent work.

   We are proud to be a socially and culturally inclusive business and we proudly celebrate our LGBTQ community as well as all religious beliefs and traditions.


Kind Words

This was easily one of the best choices I made, to have Live Oak Trio part of our wedding. I requested a special song to be played when my bridal party was walking down the aisle and the piece turned out amazing!! So many compliments from all my guests. I only hope someone I know hires them as well so I can listen to all their repertoire!
— Bride, February 2018
The music was wonderful. So many guests complimented the Trio and the selection of music they played. The best was having our processional arranged by Alan. Thanks for making our day special.
— Val P., Groom
Live Oak Trio is talented, professional, always on time and they look sharp. As a wedding planner, I’ve enjoyed working with this group for years. They can do anything from the classic wedding music that everyone loves to a strings version of your favorite Led Zeppelin song. Live Oak Trio is a perfect match for any Austin bride or groom who value music as a part of her wedding or cocktail reception. I would trust Live Oak Trio for my own wedding and always encourage my clients to work with this amazing set of musicians
— Ren Newey, Wedding Coordinator, 36th Street Events.
Our parents loved the idea of a string quartet, and my husband and I wanted more of an acoustic guitar vibe. I am thrilled that we found Live Oak Trio, they are truly an amazing happy medium! We had a cellist, a guitarist, and a violinist play for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and the music was simply beautiful. I don’t like super classic/traditional, so we chose John Legend “All of Me” for my bridal procession, Ray LaMontagne “You are the Best Thing” for the recessional, and Live Oak suggested Van Morrison “Crazy Love” for family & wedding party walking down the aisle. With so many decisions to make for the wedding, I asked them if they wouldn’t mind just choosing music for the cocktail hour from their repertoire that would fit our preferences, and they did a fantastic job. We had lots of guests comment on how much they loved the live music :) Such a special touch. I communicated mostly with Alan, and he was always quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone!
— Bride, October 2017

Alan Retamozo, guitarist/composer/coordinator (photo by @hannahrosephotographs -Facebook)

Alan Retamozo

Alan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is an active freelance composer and professional guitarist based out of Austin, TX. His extensive performance experience includes appearances with: GO Organic Orchestra, SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin New Music Co-op, The City Theatre, SLANT Ensemble, and James Anderson Elevation Quartet. His compositions have been performed by ensembles including AURORA Trio Houston, Modus Novus Musica, and the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra. Alan is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). 


Frank Jenkins, cello

Frank Jenkins

Frank is currently an Adjunct Professor of Cello at Concordia University, Austin and is a tenured member of the Austin Symphony. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, studying with Alan Stepansky and continued his studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, studying with Hans Jorgen Jensen, while earning a Masters degree in cello performance with an emphasis on cello pedagogy. Frank received his Doctorate degree in cello performance from the University of Texas in Austin studying with Bion Tsang. He is a dedicated teacher of all ages and ability levels and has served on the faculty of the Northwestern University String Academy, the UT String Project, and as Adjunct Professor of Cello at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.


Corina Santos, violin

Corina Santos

Corina is a violinist and music educator from Austin, TX and studies under professor Sandy Yamamoto at the University of Texas at Austin. Recently, she completed a year-long teaching assistantship in the San Francisco Bay Area with renowned violinist Elbert Tsai. Corina has held the position of Assistant Principal Second Violin with the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Butler Opera Center, and has also performed as a substitute with the Round Rock and Temple Symphony Orchestras. She has worked with acclaimed violinists and teachers such as David Kim, Laurie Smukler, Danielle Belen, Sally O’Reilly, pianist Rohan de Silva, and members of the Miró Quartet. As an avid teacher, she has served on the faculty of the Music Mission San Francisco and the University of Texas String Project, teaching early childhood music, theory, orchestra sectionals, and group and private violin lessons. 

Corina loves seeing how weddings bring people together, and she enjoys making a couple’s special day memorable through music!

 
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