Luna Strings is an Atlanta based string trio formed in 2008. Emily Laminack, Katerina Lewis and Erica Ransbottom have performed hundreds of weddings and other special events. Together, the trio boasts a combined 60+ years of playing experience on their instruments, and are proud to offer a large and diverse selection of music that will fit the tone of any event.
Emily Laminack Wetzel has Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in violin performance, with minor areas in viola and piano performance. She has performed in Germany, Austria, Italy, China, and throughout the USA participating in orchestras, opera orchestras, film music, pop concerts, chamber concerts, and solo recitals. Dr. Wetzel has over a decade of teaching experience ranging from instrumental lessons to academic music classes, beginner level to university performance major, and age toddler to adult. Dr. Wetzel currently teaches violin, viola, and piano in multiple locations throughout the metro Atlanta area and maintains an active freelance performance career.
Atlanta native Katerina Lewis is a founding member of Luna Strings. She is a freelance performer and teacher of viola and violin who began working as a professional musician at the age of 14. Katerina holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from Converse College and a master’s degree in viola performance from Georgia State University. She is also the principal violist of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and has performed with well-known artists like Gloria Estefan, Celtic Woman, the Zac Brown Band, Josh Groban, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Erica Ransbottom graduated from Georgia State University in 2009 with a degree in cello performance. Presently, Erica is a freelance musician that performs with regional orchestras, worship bands and special events trio Luna Strings. In addition to the classical field, Erica has branched out into other genres of music including bluegrass and popular music. Highlights from Erica’s performance career include playing alongside Rod Stewart, Disturbed, Amy Grant, Edwin McCain, Trampled by Turtles, Chris Tomlin, Trans Siberian Orchestra and Josh Groban.
“We had a wonderful experience working with Luna Strings for our wedding. They were incredibly professional and detail-oriented, answering all my questions about the music for our ceremony. They arrived on time, set everything up perfectly and were playing before anyone even walked in! And their performance was beautiful – our friends and family could not stop talking about it! I believe that it really added a classic, special touch to the ceremony and the set the tone for our wedding day. You will have a great experience working with them, from start to finish!”
KATIE • CHASTAIN HORSE PARK
“As the owner of a lovely and historic Southern events facility that has hosted hundreds of weddings, I feel an incredible responsibility to surround myself with only the very best cake bakers, floral designers, photographers, and musicians. Brides trust me to provide them with musicians who will be playing the music that will accompany them down the aisle! Katerina Lewis, Leah Jacobson, and Erica Ransbottom, who are Luna Strings, have played their beautiful music for countless brides at Kimball Hall, always with rave reviews. They are a charming trio, totally professional, so very accomplished, and a joy to have as a part of my “family”. I would be honored to have them as a part of any event!”
JULIE STEPHENS • OWNER OF KIMBALL HALL IN ROSWELL, GEORGIA
“Luna Strings did an amazing job at my wedding! They were so organized before the event and wanted to make sure everything was exactly how I wanted it to be. They gave great recommendations as well. I had a garden wedding and their beautiful music made it complete. So many of my guests complimented their performance style and musical selections during our cocktail hour as well. I wanted cocktail hour to be a little more upbeat and they played music I did not know was possible to play on stringed instruments (like Sweet Caroline and All You Need Is Love, etc.) I would highly recommend Luna Strings, they were fabulous to work with!!”
RYAN • GIBBS GARDENS •