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Dennis Tjiok

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About Dennis

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London
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Composer, Arranger, Producer. Pianist, Organist, Guitarist, Electronic Artist. Based in London, UK. From Frankfurt, Germany.

Trained in piano and organ Dennis Tjiok studies MMus Composition for Screen at the world-renowned Royal College of Music after studying Composition with Laura Bowler, Gary Carpenter and Paul Patterson at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. As a composer and performer he has participated in a range of various projects, such as scoring and arranging for musical, theatre and film, conducting and performing classical music as well as Rock, Pop and Jazz music. Besides writing and and performing his original music, he also performs with chamber music groups and bands. Most influential masterclasses have been with James Horner (MDW, Wien 2013), Eric Whitacre (RCM, London 2014), Brendan Dougherty (Frankfurt 2015), Conrad Pope & Nan Schwartz (HMW, Baden 2016), Judith Weir (BBC Maida Vale Studios, London 2017) and Tansy Davies (RNCM, Manchester 2017).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Baroque, Musical theatre, Opera, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Electronic, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Originals, Ambient pop, Synth rock, Early music, Fanfare, Renaissance, EDM, Dubstep, Breakbeat, Deep house, Industrial, Electronica, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Traditional Irish folk, Vintage, Post rock, Klezmer, Spanish music, Tango, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, Marching, Pop rock, Power rock, Indie, Gospel, Pop, Scottish music, Indian music, French music, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Welsh folk, Acoustic, Hip Hop, Tribute, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Arabic, Asian music, Balkan, Cuban music, German music, Jewish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Ableton Live, Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist, Sound technician, Animateur, Community music worker
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Song list

CLASSICAL/BAROQUE/ROMANTIC/CONTEMPORARY
(chronological order of composers)
- J.P. Sweelinck, Choral Settings
- D. Buxtehude, Preludes/Toccatas & Fugues
- J.S. Bach, Wohltemperiertes Klavier 1 & 2, Organ Preludes/Toccatas & Fugues, French Suites, Partitas, Choral Settings, various
- J. Haydn, Piano Sonatas, Songs
- L.v. Beethoven, Piano Sonatas
- F. Mendelssohn, Organ Sonatas
- F. Schubert, Songs, Impromptus
- F. Chopin, Nocturnes, Etudes, Preludes, Ballades
- F. Liszt, Sonett 101, Liebestraum, Un Sospiro
- R. Wagner, Arrangements from the Ring Cycle ("Wedding March", "Ride of the Valkyries")
- T. Dubois, Pieces for Organ
- C. Sains-Saens, Organ Symphony no. 8, arrangements of Danse Macabre, Carneval of the Animals
- C. Debussy, Preludes, Estampes, Claire de Lune, Reverie, Children's Corner
- M. Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit, Miroirs, Sonatine, Jeau d'Eau arrangements of Bolero, Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
- E. Satie, Gnopedies, Gnosiennes
- S. Barber, songs, arrangement of Adagio for Strings
- G. Holst, arrangement of The Planets
- R. Vaughan-Williams, Songs, Choral Settings, Greensleeves for organ
- S. Prokofiev, Sonatas 1-3
- I. Stravinsky, Toccata, arrangements of Sacre du Printemps, Firebird
- A. Part, Fuer Alina, Trivium, Annum per Annum
JAZZ/CLASSICAL/BROADWAY
(chronological order of composers)
- Irvine Berlin, Annie Get Your Gun, all songs ("They Say It's Wonderful")
- George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Preludes, Porgy & Bess, all songs ("Summertime", "I Got Rhythm")
- Nat King Cole, all songs ("Unforgettable", "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire")
- Frank Sinatra, all songs
- Rchard Rogers, South Pacific
- Leonard Bernstein, Westside Story ("Somewhere")
- Steven Sondheim, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George
- Andrew Lloyd Webber, Phantom of the Opera, Cats
- B&M Gibb, Saturday Night Fever
- Tim Minchin, Matilda
- Elton John, Billy Elliott
FILM MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS/SONGS FROM FILM
(alphabetical order of titles)
A Star is Born
American Beauty
Arrival
Avatar
A Bug's Life
Bladerunner
Breakfast at Tiffany's ("Moon River")
Cloud Atlas
Forest Gump
Frozen
Game of Thrones
Gladiator
Godfather
Harry Potter
Hobbit
Interstellar
Inception
Indiana Jones
James Bond
Jurrassic Park/World
Kingsmen
La La Land
Lord of the Rings
Marvel (various)
Monster's Inc.
Pianist
Pink Panther
Pirates of the Carribean
Pride & Prejudice
Ratatouille
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Shape of Water
Shawshank Redemption
Spiderman
Star Wars
Star Trek
Stranger Things
Take A Bow
Titanic
Twilight
Toy Story
Umbrella
Up
Wizard of Oz ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow")
MODERN POP MUSIC
(alphabetical order of titles)
Adore You
All Of You
Bad Girl
Before You Go
Birthday
Blinding Lights
Bodies
Chills
Christmas Lights
End Game
Exogenesis
Fall On Me
Falling
Fix You
Giant
Grenade
The Hardest Part
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
Hold Me While You Wait
Intentions
In The End
Just The ay You Are
Lights Up
Listen
Look At Her Now
Lose You To Love Me
Lover
Madness
The Man
Moves Like Jagger
My Oh My
Never Really Over
New Rules
No Time To Die
Oh My God
One Kiss
Over The Moon
Paradise
People You Know
Perfect
Physical
Promises
React
Rescue Me
The Scientist
Titanium
That's What I Like
Salt
Shake It Off
Shape Of You
Speed Of Sound
Something Just Like This
To Die For
Undisclosed Desires
Uprising
Viva La Vida
Violet Hill
Walls
Without You
When I Was Your Man
Yellow
Yesterday
Yummy
10,000 Hours
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Accesibility and flexibilty in style, as well as customizing set lists to personal preferences together before the event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Wigmore Hall London, Berliner Philharmonie, English Theatre Frankfurt, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Buxton International Festival.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Most influencial mastereclasses have been with Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Eric Whitacre, Brendan Dougherty, Conrad Pope & Nan Schwartz, Judith Weir and Tansy Davies.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Hessentag Germany - solo piano performance of original music in front of an audience of 3000 people.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

DJ service is possible, requiring and extra £150 to bringing along setup and song banks.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Absolutely! As long as the piano in a playable condition.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Of course. Any further song suggestions and wishes are welcome.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Depending on the location.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Up to 1 day notice beforehand.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Recording Fees
Professional Recording (conducting, piano, organ, synths) at 150 per hour.
£150
Wedding ceremony
This include music (organ, piano or other) before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Commercial Film/Photo Shoots
500 per day for film/photo shoots featuring music performances.
£500
Available services
DJ set
+£150
Piano Shell / Piano Hire
+£625

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Debrina L, 5 months ago

Dennis was an extremely delightful musician and engaged perfectly with our guests. His charming personality and ease of character meant that he blended in with the relaxed atmosphere of the evening. He played beautifully and hope to book him again to perform on our newly restored Blüthner in the new year.

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Anne S, 6 months ago

Dennis was excellent. 5 stars all round

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Sabia A, 1 year ago

Thankyou Dennis for being part of my wedding and playing the piano so beautifully throughout the day. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the music. Dennis is a very talented pianist and im soo glad I had booked him to play at my wedding. Dennis was very proffessional and played a range of contemporary/film and bollywood songs and everyone complimented how amazing the music was. Dennis has my highest recommendation. Thankyou.

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Jake E, 1 year ago

Can't fault the man - an excellent piano player who embraced the specific set I asked of him (film scores) - arrived on time from across the country and brought no drama or problems. A great addition to our wedding day and I would highly recommend.

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From other customers:

Hollywood B, 4 years ago

Wonderful Work

Frankfurter P, 6 years ago

Imaginative