Classically-trained, versatile, and patient. I play all genres of music ranging from Classical and minimalist to pop, rock, and film scores. I specialize in playing pieces by Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Yiruma, and Giovanni Allevi. Music is my life, heart, soul, and therapy. Thus, I wish to share this joy and passion with others.
Price Range: $60/hour
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
Languages: Chinese, English, Malay
What to Expect
Beauty, brains, and passion.
You will see a musician who offers both audio and visual aesthetics. I dress to impress, just as much as I perform to impress. My empathy, understanding, and kindness can be heard in the music I play, as well as my style of performance. Sometimes music speaks louder than words, and that is what you will get.
I paint pictures with the songs I play. I allow the audience and client to be transported into another realm.
Jacqueline Belle Kurniawan was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. She began learning to play the piano at the age of 5, being taught by her grandaunt. Her early influences include her grandma, grandaunts, church pianists, and Classical composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.
Jacqueline has been playing the piano for 20 years. After learning piano from her grandaunt, she studied under another piano teacher in Jakarta, Indonesia. Once she moved to the U.S. in 2008, she continued to take private lessons under Dr. Jung-A Lee and took advanced piano lessons at Irvine Valley College with Dr. Boettger. Currently, she teaches herself and diligently hones her skills.
Though classically-trained, Jacqueline did not limit herself to Classical music. Interested in other musical genres, after mastering piano performance and sight-reading, Jacqueline self-taught herself contemporary pieces ranging from pop, rock, and film.
Teaching piano has been her main forte, for which she has been teaching students of varying ages since January 2010. She also provides background instrumental music for various events, whether at church, schools, bars, restaurants, weddings, parties, receptions, and more.
Music is her life. Music is her heart and soul. Music is her therapy.
For this, Jacqueline wishes to share her love of music and particularly the piano with those around her.
Additional Booking Notes
Besides a piano or electrical/digital piano/keyboard, all of which need to be in tune, good working condition with functioning pedals, it would also be crucial to have good lighting if the event was performed at night or in a dimly-lit venue.
All other technical requirements can be discussed in further detail.
Influences & Inspiration
First and foremost: grandma and grandaunts
Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Liszt, Scarlatti, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Martha Argerich, Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Giovanni Allevi, Yiruma, Maksim Mrvica, Valentina Lisitsa, James Horner, Dario Marianelli, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Alexandre Desplat, Hélène Grimaud, Yuja Wang, Yanni, Lang Lang, Evgeny Kissin, Alicia Keys, Amy Lee, Vanessa Carlton, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Béatrice Martin, Ray Charles, Norah Jones, John Lennon, Regina Spektor, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, and many more.
Piano (in-tune, with working keys and pedals) or a digital piano, electric piano, or electronic keyboard (88 keys, with working pedals) and a chair/bench
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