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About Marika

l'm an Italian professional pianist holding a diploma in Piano Performance and Teaching from the N. Paganini Conservatory of Advanced Music
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l'm an Italian professional pianist holding a diploma in Piano Performance and Teaching from the N. Paganini Conservatory of Advanced Music Specialization in Genoa, one of Italy's most prestigious conservatories. My professional life since obtaining my higher diploma from the Conservatory has been full filled as pianist soloist, accompanist (lyrical singers, instrumental, ballet) and teacher. My repertoire is obviously classical but l do play also jazzy and ambiance music for entertainment. Settled in France for almost 15 years playing and teaching, I moved to London In April 2015 where l still live in South Kensington. I'm also ISM' member. My daily job is playing for Corporate Event, Dinner Presentations, Vernissages, Art Galleries and of course on classical concert. Boscolo Exedra Hotel (Nice), Negresco Hotel (Nice). Cafe' Royal Regent Street, Westfield Stratford and Westfield Shepherd Bush, Stoke Park Buckinghamshire, Brunswick' House, Patrick Mavros Jewelry, The Hellenic Centre, Piano Festival International La Roque d'Antheron, are some of the frequent professional activities I have accumulated so far. Also, with more than 25 years of experience in classical piano tutoring, my classes programs so combine both instrumental theory and lessons of music history, theory, literature, solfeggio and analisys. Many students of mine achieved the Diplome with Distinction

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk, Traditional English folk, Gospel, Ragtime, Originals, Experimental, Vintage, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Early music, Renaissance
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Musical comedy, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Song list

From Musicals: 1) OLIVER "Consider yourself" by Lionel Bart
2) GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" by Jule Styne
3) EVITA "Don't cry for me Argentina" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
4) CATS "Memory" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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"You are my lucky star" by Nacio Herb Brown
"A new kind of love" by S. Fain - I. Kahal - P. Norman
"Blue moon" by Richard Rodgers
"Love Divine, All love Excelling" by John Zundel
"O perfect Love" by Sir Joseph Bamby
Customer questions

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

I 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 me know.

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

I'm classical pianist, l don't need that.

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally 15-20mn.

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

Absolutely, I'm pianist and normally l play at customers' piano (as long is in working order and in tune).

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests having amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure to find find what works better for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

l don't have a keyboard, as I'm classical pianist and I perform on a real piano (grand piano or even upright.)

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course I can play what you like., i'm happy to do this for you. I can propose youa choice among some repertoire acording to your musical tastes, but if you want something specific, I can do that for a fee of 30.00 pounds for this service.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£330

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£70

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Elena G, 3 years ago

Marika is a hugely talented pianist and a true professional with high standards. Our guests were delighted by her great performance. It was the first time we hired her services and she came on site and played our own piano, which she had never played on before, making it all look so effortless. Really incredible. We'd be happy to have her back anytime!

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Alison W, 3 years ago

I was absolutely delighted with Marika. She judged the occasion perfectly and I would have no hesitation recommending her.

From other customers:

Excellent repertoire of classical and jazz standards from Bach,Scarlatti,Zipoli to Sibelius, Gershwin...

With more than 25 years of experience in classical piano tutoring she is consolidated as an master instructor for all levels and ages.