Pianist | Piano Trios and Piano & Voice
Contact me for a combined quote - wedding ceremony plus cocktail hour. Available for your Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Birthday Party, or Corporate Event.
Nicholas Deek grew up in a very musical family. His mother, herself an excellent pianist, gave Nicholas his first piano lessons, and at nineteen he performed his first public solo concert in front of 200 people. In 2013, Nicholas obtained his A.R.C.T diploma in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Ottawa, where he studied piano with Dr. Stéphane Lemelin and Andrew Tunis. His other piano teachers include Judy Ginsburg, Sandra Webster, Fred Lacroix, and David Jalbert.
Nicholas has participated in the Canada Music Competition, and Kiwanis Music Festival. He has performed in classical & contemporary chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, as well as accompanied singers and instrumentalists. With a passion for chamber music, Nicholas has been a guest artist in the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival in St. John's, Newfoundland. He has participated in chamber masterclasses with members of the Gryphon Trio & Afiara String Quartet, as well as solo masterclasses with Jamie Parker and Jean-Paul Sévilla. In 2013, he performed in a solo benefit concert for Just Equipping, an organization that provides relief to refugees in Rwanda.
As a performer, Nicholas connects with audiences in delivering elegant and passionate performances in a wide range of styles and genres. He has been the featured soloist at various events including weddings, funerals, cocktail hours, fundraisers, Christmas parties, and church services. He has performed at Embassies, the Governor General's Residence, and at various clubs and organizations. Nicholas is part of a great Classical trio (violin and cello), and offers performances with singers.
Nicholas comes equipped with a portable electric piano inlcuding an amp, if needed.
With a set list of over 400 songs, Nicholas can play standards from Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, and the Beatles. Adding live music will enhance and enliven your party or cocktail hour. If you have a special song in mind and you'd like to discuss possibilities, please click the orange "Request Free Quote" button and I'll get back to you within one hour.
instrumental CLASSICAL music like Pachelbel's "Canon in D" or Bach's "Prelude in C Major"
JAZZ STANDARDS like "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Fly Me to the Moon"
new WEDDING standards like "Marry Me" by Train, "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan, and "Feels Like Home" by Randy Newman.
The song list here is just a start, the real list has 1000's of songs on it and I'm always happy to learn and perform new songs. Please check out my media samples for some examples!
**Bachelor of Music(BMus)-The University of Ottawa
**Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) - highest mark in Canada (95%)