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Classical trained pianist
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Pianist
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*Profile photo is my current appearance! My videos go through many different hair styles haha* My name is Perdita, I am a classically trained pianist but can also play pop and some jazz! I studied under John Barstow MBE before moving to Cardiff to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under Richard Ormrod

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Vintage
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

*Still updating!*
Classical:
Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata 2nd movement (I can play the entire sonata, but the 1st movement especially is a little intense!)
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Satie - Gymnopedie
Movies and Musicals:
Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Moulin Rouge - Your Song (Moulin Rouge version)
Twilight - A Thousand Years
Twilight - Bella's Lullaby
Twilight - Flightless Bird
West Side Story - Somewhere
Pop/Contemporary:
Your Song - Elton John
Customer questions

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

Let me know as far in advance as you can, especially if I'm travelling outside of London! I am flexible with my timing so this shouldn't be an issue, especially with London events (where I am based)

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

Unfortunately I have never DJ'd so you'd be taking a risk but I would be happy to refer you to a friend who is well versed in DJ-ing!

How much time do you need to set up?

As I am a pianist I have zero equipment I need to set up! Although just to ensure I play my best, it would be great if I could get a feel of the piano before I perform (eg. play a couple of chords just to gauge the weight of the keys/and the sensitivity of the pedal)

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

As a pianist, of course! So long as the piano has been tuned and is in full working order

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

Of course you can! I am happy to bring along a set list for you prior to the event and if there's a specific order you'd like them played in or you want to approach me during the performance with a request as to what to play next then that's all good with me

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Generally not, but there are options! I only own an upright piano and an electric piano (which is essentially your standard 88-key upright, with 3 pedals). If I were to bring my electric I would need to charge the cost of a van to bring it with me as it is VERY heavy!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely :) please let me know in advance if you have any special request prior to the event! There will be an extra fee depending on the time it'll take me to learn the piece (e.g. if the piece is sight-readable then a fee of £10, if it's a more substantial piece that will require more of my time to learn then a £25 fee will be added!)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am a passionate player and can adjust my performance style depending on the event. For example

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Barbican! I have performed at many wedding venues (both churches and receptions) across London, as well as private and non-private parties in homes across SE London. Whilst studying at the Royal Welsh Conservatoire I performed many times in multiple of their recital halls.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Classical composers: Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Scarlatti, Mozart, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky Contemporary music: Lana Del Ray Ludovica Einaudi Nick Cave Elton John Mitski Film composers: John Williams Ennio Morricone Angelo Badalamenti

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

I performed as part of an orchestra at the Barbican when I was 10 years old! An experience I will never forget

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Packages
Custom Requests
Only required if the piece requested will take me longer to learn! I'm happy to provide custom pieces if they won't take me longer than a few hours to master :)
£50

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Christopher B, 2 years ago

I'm a guitarist and chose to hire Perdita as my session pianist. She was very easy to work with and would happily work with her again!

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Peter R, 2 years ago

Perdita played in my home for 2 hours at my birthday celebration in March. She played a mixture of contemporary pop music and light classical. As well as happy birthday of course! Would recommend.

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