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Gordon is a music graduate from the University of Aberdeen, working as an educator in piano, and as a performer in jazz and classical genres
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Aberdeen
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Music (Hons) degree, Aberdeen 2011 with First Class Honours Associate of Trinity College, London with Piano Recital specialism (2014) Grade 8 of the ABRSM in Pianoforte (2000) and Music Theory (2018) Grade 7 of the ABRSM in Percussion (2009) Teaching experience since 2005, and full-time since 2011. Wide performing experience as piano soloist, as piano accompanist, orchestral musician in the percussion section, and as organist for church services, weddings and funerals. Jazz musician, playing with local bands Sideline Quartet (resident at University of Aberdeen), and with the Sidewinder Quartet and MacSwing. Accredited musician with charity Music in Hospitals and Care. Retained Collaborative Pianist with the University of Aberdeen Choral Society. Experienced improvising pianist. Wide experience in playing background music in restaurants, and at wedding receptions. Experience of piano accompanying for ABRSM Music Exams in all instruments and at all levels. One of the team of piano accompanists utilised by the University of Aberdeen to play for end-of-term student recital exams.

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Genres:
Jazz, Classical, Blues, Pop, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Song list

Classical:
JS Bach – various Preludes and Fugues
Air on the G String
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Beethoven – Pathetique Sonata
Brahms – Piano Pieces op. 117, op. 118
Chopin – Nocturnes, Mazurkas and Waltzes
Debussy – Suite Bergamasque
Deux Arabesques
Children’s Corner
Granados – Cuentos de la Juventud
Grieg – Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Holberg’s Suite
Haydn – Sonata in A flat major Hob. XVI:46
Ireland – April
The Holy Boy
In a May Morning
Mozart – Piano Sonatas
Jazz:
Christopher Norton – various Preludes
Scott Joplin – rags
Oscar Peterson – jazz
Aaron Copland – Four Piano Blues
Standards:
Cole Porter – Night and Day
Every Time we say Goodbye
George Gershwin – various tunes
Hoagy Carmichael – The Nearness of You
Billy Taylor – I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
Miles Davis – All Blues
Freddie Freeloader
Pop:
Billy Joel - Piano Man
And So it Goes
Just the Way You Are
Elton John - Your Song
Can you Feel the Love Tonight?
Circle of Life
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Coldplay - Trouble
Paradise
Princess of China
Sheerin - Tenerife Sea
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Just the Way you Are
Yiruma - River Flows in You
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Ben Folds - The Luckiest
Musicals:
Selections from Wicked
La La Land
Memory from Cats
Send in the Clowns from a Little Night Music
Selections from Les Miserables
The Phantom of the Opera
Folk:
Will ye no Come Back Again?
Annie Laurie
Purple Heather (Will ye go, lassie, go?)
Bonnie Dundee
A Rosebud by my early walk

Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
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Abigail W, 1 month ago

Jon and I wanted to say a huge thank you for playing the organ and piano at our wedding 🙂. It was absolutely perfect and all our guests mentioned how beautifully you played in both the church and also the Gold Room at Drumtochty.