After years of success performing in the West and Northeast, PIANIST/ORGANIST Christine Wilks has relocated to the South and is now available to perform for special events all along the east coast. She uses her music to enhance WEDDING CEREMONIES/RECEPTIONS, BUSINESS DINNERS, LUNCHEONS, GRADUATIONS, AWARD BANQUETS, CASUAL DINING, PRIVATE PARTIES, and other special events; bringing elegance through beautiful classical music, or a laid back social atmosphere with a combination of JAZZ, POP, BROADWAY, and OLDIES. Classically trained by Russian pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth, Christine fine tuned her performing skills and performed and fell in love with music of all types while earning Bachelors of Music at Brigham Young University specializing in piano performance.
Christine has given classical solo concerts in states from New York to Utah since the age of sixteen. Performances included appearances in the *Temple Square Concert Series for the 2002 Winter Olympics*, as well as the Brigham Young University *Chopin* and *Prokofiev festivals* and *Concerto Competitions*. She has performed extensively in collaberation with singers and instrumentalists, from brass, and strings to percussion and woodwinds, and recently appeared as a guest performer with the Triangle Wind Ensemble in Raleigh, NC. As part of her studies at BYU, Christine was also trained in classical organ, and has over eight years experience playing for various religious ceremonies, including WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS, RING CEREMONIES, CHOIR PRESENTATIONS, and WEEKLY SERVICES on both the piano and organ.
In addition to classical work, Christine has performed as a keyboardist and percussionist for a variety of bands, whose styles include african, jazz, latin, caribbean, and new age music.
Christine loves to make music, and takes pride in her professionalism, adaptability, class, and quality of performance. A portion of Christine's playlist is listed below, and she is always willing to LEARN NEW PIECES and offer suggestions to ensure the music for your event is appropriate according to your style and preferences.
Children's Birthday Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Waltz in A-flat Op. 69, no. 1Chopin
Waltz in A-flat Op. 39, no. 15Brahms
Serenade, Op. 90, no. 11Schumann
Waltz in C-sharp Minor Op. 64, no. 2Chopin
Canon in DPachelbel
Clair de LuneDebussy
Rhapsodie on a Theme of PaganiniRachmaninoff
Sonata in F Major, 2nd mvtMozart
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 no. 2Chopin
Sonata Pathetique, 2nd mvtBeethoven
Prelude in C, WTC book 1Bach
Prelude in D-flat Major (Raindrop)Chopin
Bagatelle in C, Op. 119, no. 2Beethoven
The Swan, from The Carnival of the AnimalsSaint-Saens
Pavan pour une infante defunteRavel
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118, no. 2Brahms
Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma
Can't Help Lovin Dat ManElla Fitzgerald
the Way you look tonightJerome Kern
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I've Grown Accustomed to her FaceMy Fair Lady
On the Street Where you LiveMy Fair Lady
On My OwnLes Miserables
I Dreamed a DreamLes Miserables
Music of the NightPhantom of the Opera
If I would ever Leave YouCamelot
Till There Was YouThe Music Man
Somewhere in TimeJohn Barry
Cora's ThemeLast of the Mohicans
********AND MANY MORE!!********
****DON'T HESITATE TO ASK FOR YOUR FAVORITE SONG!!****
Arthur Rubenstein, Asya Markova, Michel Camilo, Diana Krall
Private Party in Cary, NC on 03/24/2006
- David W.
Wedding in Raleigh, NC on 06/16/2007
"Christine added a special touch of class to our wedding. She honored our special requests and played all the music well. Stacey and I will be looking forward to hearing Christine play at other events so we can enjoy her music even more and remember our special wedding day again. Christine is first class performer and person and would recommend her to anyone else.
Stacey & Joe Mare"
- Joe M.
Wedding in Wake Forest, NC on 04/29/2006
"Christine was wonderful. She not only played the organ beautifully but she helped me with my music selections. I would and will suggest Christine to anyone that needs an organist or pianist because I think she was just perfect. She was very sweet and after I found and booked her for my wedding I never had to worry about the music for again. That was the best! I'm sure many brides to be would be lucky to book her for their wedding. Thanks a bunch Christine!!!!
Heather & Blake Greiter"
- Heather D.
Wedding in Raleigh, NC on 04/08/2006
"She was great and easy to work with. I would hire her again. "
- Tamara G.
Wedding in Cary, NC on 10/01/2005
"Christine was a great asset for my daughter's wedding. I'm not a musician so can't be a critic but she sounded very good to me. Very accommodating and accompanied out of town violinist very well without practice as duet. Very flexible in moving her setup during gig from ceremony to ballroom and playing house piano in interim. Would definitely hire her again...but I only have one daughter! "
In addition to Johns Creek, Christine Wilks Smith will also travel to Duluth, Suwanee, Alpharetta, North Metro, Berkeley Lake, Milton, Rest Haven, Sugar Hill, Roswell, Buford, Norcross, Cumming, Lilburn, Doraville, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Tucker, Sandy Springs, Grayson, Hoschton, Chestnut Mountain, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Dacula, Smoke Rise, Pine Lake, Flowery Br, Flowery Branch, Clarkston
and many other locations in and around the Johns Creek area.
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