Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! Are you looking for amazing piano for your ceremony? Festive, upbeat, fun music to set the tone for your cocktail hour? The perfect, romantic ambiance to complement a perfect dinner? Look no further!!
Kathie is a Full Time Chicagoland Solo Pianist / Event Professional for THE most beautiful weddings - All phases of your wedding celebration from engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, cocktail receptions, lovely dinners, to post nuptial brunches!
This artist is in high demand for her elegance, professionalism, superior musical artistry, and exceptional customer service!
She is delighted to help select the perfect music - recommend the best additional vendors for you if you'd like suggestions - to make your planning so much easier. Although classically trained 12 years, Kathie's repertoire includes a great variety of music to complement your special event. A sample songlist can be found on her "Music" page on the website.
For 20 years, Kathie has performed at the Yamaha Grand Piano as Lead Pianist for Von Maur in Lombard & St Charles. Kathie was also featured as Nordstrom's Lead Pianist playing a beautiful Steinway Grand in Oak Brook and Woodfield Locations from 1994-1997.
She was selected by Today's Chicago Woman's Magazine as One of "100 Women Making A Difference" for her charitable contributions on behalf of children's organizations including "Make A Wish", The "Children's Center in Wheaton, & United Cerebral Palsy ;/ Chicago Chapter for the Annual Chef Fest at the Hyatt Lisle Hotel.
Among her steady work early on, Kathie performed in the Fairmont Hotel Lobby/Chicago - Knickerbocker Chicago Hotel Prince Of Wales Dining Room, Holiday Inn Willowbrook, Chez Paul on Rush Street, Holiday Inn/Skokie Lobby - Oak Brook Hills Hotel Lobby, Marriott Schaumburg Hotel Lobby - Drury Lane (Oak Brook) Courtyard Dining Room, and Villa Olivia Country Club - Bartlett. She was also substitute pianist at Medinah Country Club from 2005 to 2014 for the Club Members' Dining Room.
~ For 2018 Kathie performs for corporate/social events, exclusively. 95% of her business is based on referrals from hotels, banquet facilities, private clubs, and private event planners.
*** Memorable events have included performing for: Ms Oprah Winfrey - ALSAC St Jude's Luncheon
Sundance Film Festival Fundraiser on the Gold Coast with actors Robert Redford and Sally Field in attendance
Cocktail Reception At Four Seasons Hotel Chicago For The Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser
Holiday Party at the Chicago History Museum for Mayor Richard J Daley's Staff
Press Parties For Tony Bennett - Debbie Reynolds - (Oak Brook) Kenny Loggins (Pump Room / Ambassador E Hotel)
Private Receptions Following Shows At The Schaumburg Prairie Center For the Performing Arts - Donald O'Connor and Steve Allen / Jayne Meadows
Some upscale venues where Kathie is recommended include: ABBINGTON BANQUETS Glen Ellyn - RUTH LAKE COUNTRY CLUB - Hinsdale - BARRINGTON WHITE HOUSE - Barrington MAKRAY GOLF CLUB Barrington MICHIGAN SHORES CLUB Wilmette METROPOLIS BALLROOM Arlington Heights. SCHRAM CHAPEL Glenview and JW Marriott Chicago
* Please visit Kathie's webpage at www.knicoletpiano.com where you will hear music samples, view pictures, testimonials, and extensive experience. Kathie's Facebook Page is - Chicago Pianist Kathie Nicolet where upcoming performances are listed. Click on the Facebook link if you are on the website's home page.
Rates vary due to day of week, time, location, length of event, and parking. PLEASE CALL FOR YOUR PERSONAL QUOTE - Fees begin at $250.00 for a one hour cocktail reception in the suburbs on Friday or Sunday.
A value package is available at $350.00 for one hour of cocktail and one hour of dinner music. There is an additional charge for downtown parking / travel of $50.00.
Trust a professional to provide the perfect music for your event -- Kathie has performed for hundreds of the most memorable occasions -- She'd love to perform for yours! You and your guests deserve the best. Congratulations!!
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Victoria · Married on 04/12/2013
Kathie Nicolet played piano for our ceremony and during cocktail hour. She was fantastic!!! Very easy to deal with while choosing from her vast selection of music she can play. She is extremely talented and professional. We received many compliments on how beautiful the music made the ceremony and cocktail hour.Sent on 06/29/2013
Kate · Married on 07/30/2010
Kathie played the piano during our cocktail hour and unfortuantely we didn't get to hear any of it because we were outside taking pictures. BUT all of our guests commented on the beauty and elegance fo her music.Sent on 12/17/2010
Chicago's Pianist Kathie Nicolet's reply:
Brett · Married on 02/10/2008
To all conserned, I would highly recommend Kathie's services as a true professional. She not only met with exspected criteria, but exceeded it in many ways. Her preformance, and professionalism, was a very nice addition to a very special day. She was extremely helpful in some of the selection of music, as there were some favorite's requested, and some very nice additions she recommended.Sent on 04/24/2008
I personally cannot Thank Kathie enough, for her efforts in making all that I had hoped for, on a special day become a reallity.
Chicago's Pianist Kathie Nicolet's reply:
I love working with Kathie. She adds something special to any event.
Kathie is Chicagoland's top pianist and entertainer. Highly regarded for her professionalism and memorable artistry, she sets a standard of excellence for musicianship and integrity. Kathie is the preferred pianist of the Abbington!
THE BEST !!!!!