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Johan Allerfeldt

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Critically acclaimed 26 Year old Pianist/Composer based In the Hills of Dartmoor. Proficient in all genres

I am a 26 year old pianist/composer with a particular interest in the composition of music for Film, TV and the media. I also play and compose jazz, pop, rock and blues music frequently as well as participating in band functions and collaborations. For the past five years I have worked as a freelance film composer/pianist for events providing something unique and personal to those looking for something a bit different. I am really interested in collaborating with string players as this would lead me to developing my orchestral and soundtrack ideas a bit more. I was brought up on a farm within the Dartmoor national park in the South West England which is what I always feel inspired/inspires the music I create. I first started learning piano at the age of four or five but it never excited me, I always looked at it as more of a chore until I started "doodling" instead of playing my written music, after that it all changed and I came to think of the piano as something I could never live without. Full of excitement and magic. Presently I am deciding on what route I would like to take as a career, whether it be my graphic work or looking towards the ambitious feet of film composition.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Baroque, Early music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Ambient, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Indie, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker, Composer
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Song list

My most requested pieces are as follows :
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Chopin - Nocturne In Eb Major OP.9 No.2
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Bryan Adams - (Everything I do) I do it for you
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water, Scarborough Fair, Sound Of Silence
The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds
Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure
Ludovico Einaudi - Dietro Casa, Le Onde, I Giorni
Eric Satie - Gymnopedies
Yann Tiersen - Comptine D'un Autre Ete
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
Alicia Keys - Fallin'
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Elton John - Your Song, Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word
Reid & Shamblin - I Can't Make You Love Me
The Beatles - Hey Jude, Here Comes the Son, Yesterday
John Lennon - Imagine
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Bob Dylan - Blowin in the Wind, Mr Tambourine Man
Jazz Improvisation
Classical Improvisation
Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D
Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
James Newton Howard - The Gravel Road
Works by Danny Elfman
Works by Phillip Glass
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World, When the Saints
Coldplay - Fix You, Yellow, Everglow, Viva La Vida
Self arranged Lullabies in a Jazz style - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Somewhere over the Rainbow, Amazing Grace
Own composition/improvisation in any Style
My repertoire is extensive and constantly growing, if there are pieces I have not yet learned it can take 1 to 2 weeks to learn, please bear this in mind when considering me for your event/occasion.
Customer questions

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

I often give plenty of room for each booking and so do let me know as soon as possible and I will aim to adjust the booking accordingly.

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

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, typically I would require a minimum of three weeks notice for requests that I haven't heard/unfamiliar with. For songs and pieces that I've heard of, I play by ear and so a speciality of mine is picking up and playing pieces on the spot.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

On the spot requests

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Michael Nyman Phillip Glass Yann Tiersen Eric Satie The Cinematic Orchestra Nils Frahm Olafur Arnaulds

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£190
Up to 3 hours£210

Reviews

From customers:

Simon C, 2 years ago

His technique’s seamless: rippling arpeggios, occasional broken chords, gentle octave leaps. Like the film music he too wants to write, there’s nothing to jump you out of a seamless unfolding. Unlike Glass and more like John Adams, another influence, Allerfeldt’s music continually unfolds.

Lisa S, 1 year ago

Johan is an extraordinary and intuitive pianist. His improvisation work, in response to the emotions invoked in stories, added richness and contrast to a storytelling and was enjoyed by everyone.