I have played background music for all sorts of ceremonies and occasions (from fashion shows to graduation parties to memorials to Bar-Mitzvas) for almost twenty years. During this time, I formed my own entertainment style, and a large repertoire of a few hundreds pieces, including:
The variety of this repertoire and the sheer breadth of it (about 10 hours of music without repeating a piece) makes it possible to adapt it to any mood: from the joy of a wedding to the solemnity of a funeral, from exciting dance music to meditative classical adagios. All the pieces I play have one thing in common, though: they make for a wonderful background music, rich in melodies, and soft and non-intrusive in presentation.
One of the greatest advantages of the piano is its rich sound and "self sufficiency". Almost any other instrument sounds incomplete by itself, but a piano can provide the melody, the rhythm, the chords – the sound of a whole band for the price of just one musician! And, while I prefer to play on acoustic pianos, I don't depend on you owning or renting one: I have a good (and nice looking) digital piano that allows me to play anywhere. Still, if you would like to augment the piano sound, I can arrange for other musicians -- violinists, flutists, etc. -- to join me.
I perform mostly in the greater Anchorage area, from Wasilla to Girdwood, although I will be glad to travel further: actually, from North to South Pole (as long as you'll arrange the transportation)...
of years ago my friend flutist Markus Bishko and myself recorded CD of Jewish
music. You will find a few selections and a brief description on the page CD "Freylakhs for Two". My two solo CDs are described on the page CD "Songs of Exiles".
Contact me page provides -- well, contact information: an e-mail address and a telephone number. Better yet, come to visit me (and my Steinway grand) at my home, and we'll choose the right music to enhance your special day!