Pianist for Events
Weddings are Fred’s favorite type of performance! He pours emotion and passion into everything he plays. Your wedding is one of the most memorable events of your lifetime. With his polished professional repertoire, Fred will delight you and your guests with classy, elegant solo piano music in all of the phases of your wedding celebration: your rehearsal dinner, the ceremony, and also the cocktail hour and reception or dinner. He provides a complimentary planning session for the bride and groom and also consults with them and the wedding planner whenever necessary prior to the wedding to make sure that every detail of their music is perfect!
Planning your wedding from a distance? No worries! Fred will communicate with the bride and groom by phone and e-mail, covering every detail of your music and leaving nothing to chance. He will help you choose the perfect selections for your ceremony and consult with your officiant and wedding planner so that the results are seamless, polished, and stress-free.
In addition to his solo performances as a wedding pianist, Fred can also provide a male or female vocalist and/or additional instrumentalists to create an impressive ensemble. Those instruments include violin, harp, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, or trumpet.
Wedding Ceremony Packages
Solo piano music packages are ideal if you would like to have a variety of live music throughout your wedding day festivities. Packages can save you time and money! You may find Fred's packages listed on Wedding Wire under the Pricing/FAQ tab.
Private and Corporate Events
Elegant, professional live piano music sets the tone for your entire event. Highly regarded as one of Minnesota’s premier pianists, Fred’s artistry can tailor unique and exceptional music for any occasion. Fred is often featured as piano soloist at numerous venues throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. His standards of excellence and attention to detail have brought rave reviews from clients all around the country.
He has studied with some of the finest teachers and professors in the U.S., including Aaron Copland, often referred to as the "Dean of American Composers".
Are you looking for a preferred professional to provide elegant solo piano music for your corporate event? A quiet, romantic dinner party? A jazzy, fun cocktail hour? Have special requests? You need not look further.
Fred’s classical training and vast repertoire cover music from every decade and every genre, ranging from classical and standards to the more contemporary sounds. You and your guests will truly enjoy Fred's masterful arrangements and improvisational talents, enriched by his warm style of brilliant melodies, cascading harmonies, and pulsating rhythms. With such a dynamic repertoire, Fred can help design your event with you in detail and devise a playlist that perfectly complements the theme of your event and suits your tastes and that of your guests.
** Beginning January 1, 2023, Fred will no longer be providing a portable piano and sound equipment for potential clients who do not have a piano. A piano rental can either be arranged for a fee or Fred can recommend a colleague who has portable equipment. Charges for renting a piano include delivery, set up, tuning and pickup. You may rent either a full-size grand piano, or an upright studio piano. Fred will provide contact information for piano rental or leasing.
You may learn more about Fred by visiting his website at https://pianistforevents.com
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Fred Yacano is the consummate professional! I've had the pleasure of listening to his music at different corporate events and also working with him at a number of weddings. He is a most excellent musician! Any style! Any song! His playing is inspiring!