Gordon Cooper

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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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Music (Hons) degree, Aberdeen 2011 with First Class Honours Licentiate of Trinity College London: Piano Recital (2022) Associate of Trinity College London: Piano Recital (2014) Grade 8 ABRSM in Pianoforte (2000) and Music Theory (2018) Grade 7 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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Gordon's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lauren S
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very quick to reply. Great pianist and did everything i needed for our special day. Thank you

Anthony R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Very good

Melissa P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Gordon made our wedding ceremony so special! He was great!

Reply from Gordon
1 year ago

Hi Melissa, I'm really happy that you enjoyed the music I played. It was such a great experience for me and the piano at the Cathedral is so beautiful. I am glad I could be part of your wedding day, and that the music added to the enjoyment of the occasion for you and your guests. Congratulations again on your wedding! Gordon

Eilidh M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent addition to our canapé reception at our wedding. Gordon was brilliant to deal with and executed our Top Gun request beautifully for our arrival at the venue too!

Reply from Gordon
1 year ago

Thank you Eilidh. It was a pleasure to play music at your wedding and I am so pleased that you appreciated it! I wish you a very happy married life together.

From other customers:

Stuart C
2 years ago, for a Wedding in N Deeside Rd
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5 out of 5

We were delighted to have Gordon play piano during the ceremony of our wedding at Maryculter House. All of our guests commented on how talented Gordon was & he helped make our day that bit extra special. A very good musician & I would highly recommend.

Abigail W
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Drumtochty Castle
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5 out of 5

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.

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Gordon's Song list

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
Christopher Norton – various Preludes
Scott Joplin – rags
Oscar Peterson – jazz
Aaron Copland – Four Piano Blues
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
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
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
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
Will ye no Come Back Again?
Annie Laurie
Purple Heather (Will ye go, lassie, go?)
Bonnie Dundee
A Rosebud by my early walk

Gordon's 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)£75
Up to 1 hour£162.50
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

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

Yes, of course - provided that the piano is in working order, in tune, and I have a chance to try it out in advance of the gig, then I'm happy to play it.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have a stage piano, stool, stand and portable amp that I can bring with me for venues that do not have a piano in place.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course - this is taken into account when negotiating my fee for the event.
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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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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