Richard Devens

Piano from Poughkeepsie, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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I'm a classically trained virtuoso pianist who has performed on the concert stage in the US and abroad. I have also played the standards of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, and many other composers in restaurants, lounges, country clubs, and hotels. In addition, I have played for weddings (ceremonies and cocktail hours), parties, fundraisers, corporate events, and black-tie affairs. I always show up on time, impeccably groomed and dressed to my clients' specifications. I gladly honor all special requests, and if I don't know a particular song, I purchase it and learn it. I will play for you before the event takes place, or play for you over the telephone to ensure you are completely satisfied with the music. My goal is always the same: to give 100% of myself to my clients, to have my great love of music be readily apparent, and to have my clients and their guests remember the music long after the event is over. I primarily perform solo, but can bring a singer or violinist if required.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

School Assembly

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Richard Devens is a Wonderful Pianist. He went above and beyond my expectations. He was punctual, and ready to play for my daughters violin all-state Nyssma performance as her pianist accompaniment. Would highly recommend him to anyone who would need a professional pianist to play at their event. Awesome! +++++. Thank You Gig Masters for having such a high caliber pianist in their musical repertoire. Thank You Richard for making my daughters performance such a success!

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Funeral

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Richard was very accommodating and helpful in planning the music for the memorial service for my mother. It took place in an unheated mausoleum and required the use of a digital vs. acoustic piano. Richard advised me on what classical repertoire would work under these circumstances. Over the phone he played some Bach preludes and a Mozart sonata and we made some choices which worked very well. I also had two specific requests from popular music that Richard did not have in his collection and he acquired the music for this occasion. His playing was excellent and added much to the ceremony that we planned.

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Christmas Party

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Richard Devens was fantastic as we hired him for our office holiday party and he played piano music beautifully and he played a nice mix of holiday music and other music that was appropriate for our holiday gathering. He was also very professional and prompt and we would definitely hire him again for our next event.

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2018
Jun
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Rehearsal Dinner
Hudson, NY
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Wedding Ceremony
Hyde Park, NY
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Oct
27
Wedding
Hudson, NY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Mar
1
Wedding Reception
New York City, NY
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
24
Wedding Ceremony
Bethpage, NY
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2018
Apr
21
Wedding
Saratoga Springs, NY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Apr
7
Sweet 16 Party
Queens, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Mar
23
School Assembly
Port Jefferson, NY
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Feb
24
Funeral
Torrington, CT
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2017
Dec
24
Church Service
Pine Plains, NY
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Dec
11
Lesson
New York City, NY
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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Please note Richard Devens will also travel to Highland, Milton, Billings, Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley, Wappingers Falls, Hughsonville, Marlboro, Hopewell Junction, Lagrangeville, West Park, Castle Point, Chelsea, Clintondale, Verbank, Esopus, Fishkill, New Paltz, Plattekill, Salt Point.
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