About Booking Classical Pianists
A classical pianist is an excellent choice of entertainment when a high class, relaxed vibe is desired. Piano players are extraordinarily versatile, and those who specialize in the classical genre are often hired as players of background music for dinner parties, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies (for the Wedding March or as accompaniment to a singer) and corporate cocktail parties.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a classical pianist. First, make sure that your venue can provide or you have a way of providing a grand piano or upright piano because pianists will very rarely be able to bring their own. As you being searching, listen to audio and watch video samples. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you are going to be satisfied with your choice. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them.