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The #1 Recommended Chicago Pianist

Classical Piano from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$175 - $1700 per event
What do Nordstrom's, Oprah, and The American Medical Association have in common? They all have had versatile full-time professional pianist RICHARD SLADEK perform at their events! Available for corporate/private events & weddings since 1984.
Portable piano, flute, strings, jazz trio also available...
Former lead pianist of Nordstrom's/Von Maur from 1991-2000!...
Also regularly performed at the Oak Brook Hills Hotel for 14 years.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Pianist Richard Sladek has performed professionally in the Chicago area for the past 25 years. Mr. Sladek has also been the recipient of several awards including those from the Chicago Musical Arts Club, and the Grace Welsh National Piano Competition.

A Chicago native, he began playing piano at age seven with inspiration from his parents, He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University.

Professionally, he has served as staff accompanist for Columbia College, and the Second City National Touring Company. He has also played for the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, the Salt Creek Ballet, and The Academy of Movement and Music,

He was a featured artist at the Oak Brook Nordstrom and at Von Maur at Yorktown Center. In 1994 Von Maur commissioned him to record "Christmas Favorites" to celebrate the first holiday season of the company in the Chicago area.

He has also recorded two other CDs, "Piano Celebration" and "Ragtime Classics." (Both available on his
website.)

Mr. Sladek has received a New York Film Festivals Finalist award for Outstanding Achievement in the International Competition for Television, Film and Video Communication, which he composed for and performed with the nationally acclaimed education theater troupe, Wavelength. As their musical director/composer for 16 years, he performed for over 100,000 educators in North America and Europe.

In musical theater, he has played keyboards for numerous productions, most notably at the Shubert, Marriott Lincolnshire, the Theater at the Center, Theater of Western Springs, Circle Theater, and the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.
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Wedding Ceremony

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Richard Sladek was amazing. He was professional and accommodating from the first conversation to the last. He followed up on all conversations, returned all calls and emails promptly and was happy to discuss every detail of the event. Not to mention, my guests absolutely loved him and his music selection and style. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone who needs a pianist.

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Baby Shower

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Richard contributed to an overall atmosphere that many said was the best wedding shower they have ever been to. He played all the songs that we requested beforehand and even played requests during the event. I found people sitting back and just listening to the music during dinner. It even brought a few people to tears (in a good way). I was impressed with his musical skills and after listening to several pianists play, there was no doubt that Richard would play for our event. His professionalism and talent were second to none. I will not hesitate to refer Richard to anyone wanting a great musical experience for their event.

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Christmas Party

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Great performance, very pleasant gentlemen. So glad we found him!!!

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2015
Sep
12
Family Reunion
Winnetka, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Oct
31
Rehearsal Dinner
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Sep
6
Wedding
Des Plaines, IL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2011
Dec
15
Christmas Party
Chicago, IL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Dec
14
Christmas Party
Olympia Fields, IL
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2011
Aug
20
Wedding Ceremony
Northbrook, IL
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CLASSICAL COMPOSERS:
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Debussy, Haydn, Kuhlau, Mozart, Satie, Schubert,
JAZZ STANDARDS:
Gershwin, Ellington, Basie, Porter, Arlen, Berlin, Jobim, Waller, Joplin
POPULAR SINGERS:
The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Air Supply, Bee Gees, Chicago, David Foster, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, Sting/The Police, James Taylor, Coldplay
MUSICALS/MOVIE THEMES:
Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Marvin Hamlisch, John Williams
DISNEY FILM MUSIC
NEW AGE COMPOSERS:
Yianni, John Tesh, Enya, Mannheim Steamroller, David Benoit, David Lanz, Jim Brickman, Kenny G
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