Frank Bielski is a pianist from the Chicago area available to play for your wedding ceremony, cocktail party, corporate event, holiday party, or other special event. Frank is proud to offer one of the best values for a professional pianist with 30 years of experience in the Chicago area.
If you want to add a touch of class to your special event, the warmth of live piano music is your answer. Frank promises beautiful, appropriate music that will surround you with the elegance only a piano can create. He has played at countless events over the years, so you can relax knowing that he will take care of all the musical details. Contact him today for a free quote!
Price Range: $50-$175 per hour
What to Expect
Wedding ceremony music includes 30 minutes of prelude music, as guests are entering and finding their seats, all music during the ceremony (processional, recessional and anything in between such as candle lighting and presentation of roses), and 15 minutes of postlude music. Frank will have email and phone consultations with you to determine your song selection. Although a rehearsal is not needed, Frank can attend the rehearsal for an additional fee, if requested.
Cocktail hour music usually includes one hour of background music. You pick the musical genres you would like (jazz standards, American standards, oldies, classical, etc) and Frank will make the song selection. If you have requests, Frank will be sure to showcase them. Frank will also take requests from your guests. Enjoy a reduced rate on the cocktail hour when added to a wedding ceremony booking.
Dinner reception music usually includes 1.5 hours of background music. You pick the musical genres you would like (jazz standards, American standards, oldies, light rock, etc) and Frank will make the song selection. If you have requests, Frank will be sure to showcase them. Frank will also take requests from your guests. Enjoy a reduced rate on the dinner reception when added to a wedding ceremony booking.
For venues without a piano, or outdoor affairs, Frank can provide his portable Yamaha and amplifier. Contact him for a free quote! Please indicate whether the event is indoors or outdoors and if a piano will be provided by the venue.
Frank was born and raised in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood and knew from an early age that piano was his passion. At age 11 he began classical training in the Romantic Russian piano tradition under Isadore Shanhouse at his studio in the Fine Arts Building. Shanhouse was himself a pupil of the great Josef and Rosina Lhevinne. Frank later attended music conservatory while continuing his training under the influential Shanhouse, who stressed rich melodic tone and careful musicianship. Frank has spent a lifetime mastering a wide range of styles and musical genres, and can provide music for everything from solemn occasions to parties, and everything in between.
Frank has played at some of the Chicago area's most prestigious venues, including Chateau Bu-Sche, Schram Memorial Chapel, Salvatore's, University Club, Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley Hall, Como Inn, Crystal Ballroom, Drake Hotel, Germania Place, JW Marriot, Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge, Lake Forest Academy, Loyola University Museum of Art, Palmer House Hilton, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Sunset Ridge Country Club, Evanston Golf Club, Park Ridge Golf Club, White House, and many more. In addition, he has played at countless places of worship, private residences, and restaurants.
Past Booked Events
|August 18, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
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