Pianists for hire in Durham

Hire a pianist in Durham for your event. Booking a pianist player is the perfect way to add a touch of class to any party, wedding or special occasion. Our piano players can perform anything from classical concert piece to pop covers and jazz cocktail party classics. If your venue has a piano, our versatile musicians will happily to perform on it, but they can also bring their own instrument if needed. Browse our selection of the 360 best pianists local to Durham here.

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Hire Stuart Collingwood Pianist with Encore
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From£180
PianistNewcastle upon Tyne

Stuart has worked as a professional pianist for many years, including TV, recording and sessions with many famous people. See my Bio below

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PianistBishop Auckland

The #1 keyboard player in the North East! We're pope Francis approved and Lux Life award winner. Guaranteed to wow your guests!

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Hire Jett Hayden  Pianist with Encore
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£180 - £480
PianistNewcastle upon Tyne

Professional, diverse, and elegant pianist who will have you in awe.

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Hire Ray Tsai Pianist with Encore
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From£160
PianistDurham

Music for passionate music lovers

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Hire Shuo Pan Pianist with Encore
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£200 - £450
PianistDurham

Holding a doctoral degree in piano performance. Covering all styles of piano music, either solo repertoires or collaborative ensembles.

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Hire Anita Aslin Pianist with Encore
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£250 - £500
PianistMiddlesbrough

Anita is one of the most accomplished harpists in the North East! She has played to Royalty and performed on TV (period drama).

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Hire Lily Brooke Pianist with Encore
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£350 - £450
PianistHebburn

Lily Brooke is an experienced singer, songwriter and pianist, performing events around the UK for the past 10 years!

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Hire Alex Shearer Pianist with Encore
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£100 - £240
PianistDurham

Multi-instrumentalist - over 10 years experience both solo and across several bands. Personalised sets to suit your special day or party!

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Hire Scarlett Taylor Pianist with Encore
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£150 - £280
PianistNewcastle upon Tyne

"Versatile, Glamorous, Spectacular" North East Violinist. Experience for weddings and corp events. Pop to Classical, I’ll provide!

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Hire Anafae Pianist with Encore
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PianistYarm

Experienced and highly trained singer for any occasion, qualifications in pop/jazz, classical and musical theatre vocals and rock vocalist.

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Hire Philip Chan Pianist with Encore
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£200 - £400
PianistShildon

Philip Chan has over 25 years of experience performing live improvised piano music in places including the UK, Italy, and Hong Kong

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Hire Jordan Alexander Pianist with Encore
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From£180
PianistNewcastle

Young enthusiastic Musician and Musical Director. With previous experience as a cruise ship / hotel pianist, cocktail pianist and pit work.

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Hire Richard Dawson Pianist with Encore
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£180 - £300
PianistBarnard Castle

Professional Organist, Pianist, Conductor and Teacher based in the North East of England

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Hire Michael Freeman Pianist with Encore
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From£180
PianistHexham

I am a composer, sound artist & instrumentalist who has produced music for tv, dance & theatre.

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Hire Steven Maxson Pianist with Encore
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£180 - £250
PianistMiddlesbrough

Steven is an experienced organist, conductor, choir trainer, workshop leader, composer, and arranger experienced in a variety of fields.

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Hire Leah Karis  Pianist with Encore
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PianistRedcar

Leah Karis is a pop and country singer-songwriter with a unique, ethereal voice. She is able to sing anything from rock to country.

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Hire Michael Raggatt Pianist with Encore
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£400 - £618.75
PianistLondon

Michael is Encore's highest rated pianist who is an exceptional performer and can curate a playlist perfect your event.

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Hire Piano Hedgehog Pianist with Encore
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£350 - £600
PianistPershore

Encore's most booked & highest rated pianist, 2023. Flawless, professional musicianship. Piano Hedgehog's reviews/videos tell the story!

Latest reviews of our Pianists in Durham

Jett Hayden
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"Great"

Kris hired Jett Hayden for a Private event (available in Durham)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024
Stuart Collingwood
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"Stuart absolutely made our wedding day complete. We asked for a few specific pieces and he was able to play them no problem. We trusted his judgment to play from his extensive repertoire and he played beautifully. Definitely recommend "

Nicky hired Stuart Collingwood for a Wedding (available in Durham)

Verified Review, 11 July 2022
Diane James
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"Diane has a great bubbly personality and has a great voice a very nice lady who interacted with the audience and was real fun."

CAROL-ANNE hired Diane James for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Durham)

Verified Review, 10 November 2018

FAQs about hiring Pianists in Durham

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How to hire a pianist?

Encore is the simplest way to book a pianist. On our website, you can browse through our collection of 360 professional pianists, read customer reviews, and watch videos of the pianists performing to get a sense of their style. You can submit a request on our website once you've narrowed down your options and receive quotes within a few hours. You can also speak with one of our specialists directly, answer a few questions, and receive personalised recommendations suited to your event.

Do pianists take requests?

Yes, many pianists are happy to take song requests. Encore's pianists often offer a wide repertoire of songs, from popular music to jazz standards, that they can play but they are also usually able to learn new songs relatively quickly. Whether or not a pianist is willing to take a request will depend on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the song and how much time they have to prepare. However, most pianists are happy to accommodate requests when they can, and they will often appreciate the opportunity to play a song that the client will enjoy. Please bear in mind if the song is not part of their repertoire, this may result in an extra fee to cover the time spent practising the song for the performance. enco

My venue doesn't have a piano - what should I do?

Most pianists will have a keyboard and speakers that they can bring to your event - some may even be able to provide a piano shell to mimic the look of a piano (however this will likely cost extra). Nowadays keyboards can sound just as good as the real thing, so don't let not having a piano stop you!

I want my pianist to sing as well. Is this possible?

Yes! Many pianists will sing and play piano - they can also do a mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied music to provide some variation to their performance! They'll most likely mention this information on their profile, as well as have links to videos showcasing their skills.

What kind of music can a pianist play?

Most professional pianists will be extremely competent in a wide range of styles/genres. It's basically up to you what you'd like them to play. Give them an idea of the types of music/songs you'd like to hear, and they'll put together a set of music you'll be sure to love!

Hiring a Pianist in Durham

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Popular genres:
Pop, Jazz, Rock
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4 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, December

How much does it cost to hire a Pianist in Durham?

The typical price for a Pianist is:
£Budget£230
££Pro£315
£££High-end£400+

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