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A graduate from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance, Charles Fernandes is a versatile pianist offering live piano music specifically tailored to needs of your event. (Weddings, Birthday parties, corporate events, banquets, etc). Charles performs a variety of styles, ranging from Classical and Jazz to Pop and standard lounge classics, sure to suit the taste of all audiences!
Charles was outstanding, he performed all the songs that were requested. Pure Excellence Mr. Charles!! Would definitely book him again.
I couldn't have asked for better. Charles was a an absolute pro.
Response from Charles Fernandes:
Thank you, Jake!
It was an absolute pleasure!
Charles was awesome!!!
Charles was excellent! He is very talented and made our Bridal Shower perfect! I would definitely hire him again!
Price Range: $45 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
Charles Fernandes grew up in Kuwait where he studied piano from the age of 6. Since 2012, he has pursued study in the United States, attending the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied piano under Mr. Alvin Chow. After 2 years at Oberlin, Charles transferred to Cleveland State University to study with Dr. Angelin Chang, where he completed his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in May 2017.
Charles has participated in competitions and music festivals in Kuwait, Bahrain, Poland, Macedonia, Spain, Germany, Canada, Portugal, France and the United States. In 2010 he won the 1st place in his category at the Kuwait Chopin Competition. In August of that year, he won a scholarship to travel to Poland during the 200th Birthday of Chopin to participate in Masterclasses with Janusz Olejniczak. In 2011, he participated in the Young Musicians of the Gulf competition in Bahrain where he won 'Best Pianist of the Gulf under 18'. Charles performed for The Prince of Wales Prince Charles, in a private event in Kuwait that same year. In July of that year, Charles travelled to Valencia, Spain, to participate in the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival, where he studied under Julian Martin and Yong Hi-Moon. In the summer of 2016, Charles was invited to be a member of the Junior Jury panel at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition in Cleveland. In 2017, Charles participated in the World Piano Meeting held in Coimbra, Portugal, performing concerts there as well as in France. Recent music festival experience includes performances at the Tuckamore Festival in Newfoundland, Brevard, Green Mountain, and National Music Festivals. Also a collaborative pianist with diverse experience, he has expanded his accompanying work by taking part in various ensembles, including performing with the Thyagaraja Festival, Cleveland State's Pop and Rock ensembles, the University Chorus and playing keyboard for Dynamite and the Laser Beams, an all Queen cover band.
This Summer, Charles will relocate to Tampa, Florida, to pursue a Masters of Music in Chamber Music at the University of South Florida.
Past Booked Events
|June 13, 2020 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 07, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||School Assembly|
|December 08, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 26, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 20, 2019 • 8:00am - 9:30am||Worship Service|
|August 24, 2019 • 2:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 07, 2019 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 12, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Simon & Garfunkel
and lots more... !!!
Own piano is used, however If the venue has a keyboard/piano in working order, It can be used.