I am a classically trained virtuoso pianist who has performed in the US, Canada, and in Europe. I have performed on the concert stage, but have also played the glorious standards in restaurants, lounges, hotels, and country clubs, as well as for weddings, parties, fundraisers, corporate events, and VIP black-tie affairs. I truly love what I do, and my goal is always the same: to make my clients and their guests remember the music long after the event is over.
I arrive early, impeccably dressed and groomed, and prepared to play any special selections you have requested.
Lots of compliments from my guests!
Great pianist! Professional, good technically, and with a wide repertoire. Only subtracting a star because he wasn't as "personable" as I would have preferred. I put alot into it (as can be seen from the pics) and was hoping to get alot out of it. Richard did not disappoint!
Price Range: contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
A client can always expect me to be on time, impeccably groomed, dressed to his or her specifications, friendly, accommodating, and prepared with the proper music.
I am a classically trained virtuoso pianist with a master's degree in music performance. I have performed on the concert stage, both in the US and abroad, but have also performed in restaurants, lounges, hotels, and country clubs. In addition, I have played for countless weddings (for receptions as well as cocktail hours), parties, fundraisers, corporate events, and black-tie affairs.
I earn my living performing and teaching piano, and as an accompanist for dancers, singers, violinists, cellists, and flutists.
My repertoire ranges from classical to Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and many other composers.
I welcome special requests, and if I don't know a particular selection, I buy it and learn it. I will also play selections for you - either in person, or over the telephone - before the event takes place, to ensure are completely satisfied.
My goal is to always give 100% for each of my clients, to help make your event a memorable one, and for you and your guests to remember the music long after the event is over.
Additional Booking Notes
If a piano in good working order is not available, I can provide a Yamaha Portable Grand Piano.
Past Booked Events
|July 27, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2018–June 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
|February 03, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
Embraceable You, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Man I Love, As Time Goes By, My Funny Valentine, Misty, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Body and Soul, It's Alright With Me, Cry Me a River, At Last, Mame, It Had to be You, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Lush Life, I could Have Danced All Night, Ain't She Sweet, I'm in the Mood for Love, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Summertime, I've Got a Crush on You, and many more.
Influences & Inspiration
The great classical and jazz pianists of the past and present have been constant sources of inspiration: Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Earl Wild, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson.
If I am bringing a keyboard, all I would need is a sturdy table to put it on, and an outlet.