London’s best pianists are available to hire here at London Strings. We have on our team some of the most highly-trained and talented pianists in London, graduates of top conservatories including the Royal College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. They are highly experienced performers both in concert settings, wedding and corporate venues, and have performed internationally in concert halls and massive cruise liners.
Our piano players can perform your favourite modern pop songs, or a selection of classical music. If you have a grand piano at your venue, why not make use of it – a pianist is elegant and classy! Perfect for during your cocktail hour, your formal dinner, or during your wedding ceremony.
If you don’t have a piano, you can hire a keyboard player from London Strings – no problem! Our keyboard player (same as a pianist, just playing on an electric keyboard!) can bring their portable keyboard to your wedding or event.
You really can’t go wrong when you hire a pianist – any genre is at their fingertips! Our pianists can perform a range of music and styles, from the best Classical and Romantic composers, like Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Debussy, to your jazz and pop favourites – Einaudi, Taylor Swift, Coldplay and more!
The music played at our wedding sounded beautiful! It really created a lovely atmosphere and all the guests were complimenting how nice it was. Very professional! (Charlotte K.)
If you’re getting married and would like to hire a pianist for your wedding, our pianist can play romantic background music before your ceremony to set the mood, as guests take their seats, and during your ceremony. We recommend you choose three songs or pieces of music – one for the bridal party entrance, one for the signing of the registry, and one for the exit of the bride and groom. For civil ceremonies, this would usually be a one-hour booking.
For a church wedding, the same applies – you might also ask the pianist to play some hymns during your religious ceremony, and that’s absolutely fine! For church weddings, we would recommend a two-hour booking.
You may also like to hire the pianist for a longer length of time – background piano music is beautiful during a fancy dinner or cocktail hour.
Another option to consider is a piano trio. This sounds amazing in a big space, and consists of a piano (or keyboard), violin and cello. You can see a video of our piano trio performing here. You can also hire a pianist and cellist, or pianist with a violinist, both very traditional ensembles and well-suited to any style of music! Do let us know if you’d like to explore these options and we can offer you more information.
WHAT IS THE HIRING PROCESS?
Let’s have a chat about the details of your bespoke event and after we have confirmed the location, date and time, we will send you an invoice and the contract. Your booking will be confirmed once the 25% deposit has been received via bank transfer or card payment.
The remainder of the payment is due 3 weeks before you event. Please let us know your music requests around that time too. If you are hiring last minute, that’s fine! Just get in touch with as soon as possible. If you are booking less than three weeks before the event, the full amount will be due to confirm your booking.
We look forward to working with you and making your special day memorable!
We booked London Strings to play at our wedding and they were amazing! Throughout the whole process leading up to the day, they were really accommodating and informative. They even played a custom song for our ceremony and coordinated with our officiant to accompany him throughout, which made the ceremony all the more beautiful. Our guests also loved the addition of a string trio, saying that it added even more joy to the day! Thank you so much, Ben and Amy
First of, thank you so much Lucy and Arda for the swift response/answering all my queries since day one and down to our big day. You have been so helpful and professional. Thank you so so much for accommodating us. Also, we would like to give our thanks to your duo (violist and cellist) for playing our songs before, during and after our ceremony. It was spot on, everyone loved it and got lots of compliments. All of our guests were moved(some to tears) of course including us whilst listening to them play. It made our wedding day extra special and memorable. Your team is amazing! I wish you and your team all the best! More clients to come. Thank you so so much and we appreciate it all. -Charmie and Joseph
Lucy and Arda played at our wedding ceremony July this year. They played beautifully and made the day so magical. They are very professional and polite and are great with their communication. I would highly recommend London Strings to anyone who would love live music at their special occasion. Simply outstanding!
Terms & conditions
Once we have agreed on the details of your booking, we will email you a contract and invoice with your booking details. Our payment terms are a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the event. Payment is made via bank transfer or card payment. For clients wishing to pay via Credit or Debit card, this can be arranged securely via Pay+. A transaction fee of 4.7% applies on Pay+ bookings.