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David Zipse, virtuoso pianist

Wilmington , DE
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Private Residence
Wilmington, DE US 19805 (map)

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302-290-7664

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DAVID ZIPSE, virtuoso pianist





Virtuoso? Well, that's what the critics say:



"The music's best asset is VIRTUOSO Zipse at the... Read more
DAVID ZIPSE, virtuoso pianist





Virtuoso? Well, that's what the critics say:



"The music's best asset is VIRTUOSO Zipse at the piano..." -Jeff Murphy, News-Journal.



"PIANIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!" -St. Martin This Week.





*WINNER* of the 2010 & 2011 "Bride's Choice Award" -Martha Stewart & WeddingWire.





***FULLY INSURED***





Hello, I am a pianist who plays festivals, concerts, conventions, casinos, theaters, restaurants and clubs, as well as weddings, parties and corporate events. Besides playing solo piano or doing a one-man-band (w/ NO canned sequences) I also have a rock duo, a jazz trio, and an excellent dance/party wedding band.



You see, I just simply LOVE to play! As I tell my students, it's easy to be good at something if you love it. That's why I've been a full-time musician since graduating summa cum laude from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. This IS my day job, and I love it!



I also play in church, and perform free at various fundraisers and charities, for talent is a gift, and what I do with it is my gift back.



Now I would be honored to provide the music for your wedding ceremony, reception, cocktail party, dinner dance or corporate event. From classical music for a ceremony to jazz for cocktails, from soft romantic music for dinner to dance party music for a reception, whatever you prefer, I know I can provide the perfect mix to please all your guests. I have a vast repertoire of over 1000 songs FROM MEMORY, (including Rhapsody in Blue) and am able to play most all requests.



But instead of my words, read what others say:

Wedding Ceremony in Wilmington, DE on 05/18/2013

Words can not describe how absolutely pleased we were with David. I had read many good revews prior to booking David and would have to agree, you can't go wrong selecting David for your entertainment for your event; I would highly recommend him. He was so accommodating, he had an extensive repertoire of music he played and I even sent him pieces that I did not see on his list and he accommodated every one either playing himself, or when I asked, had him play the original recording. We received so many compliments, some of the guests even asked for his card . He made our day extra special !" - Lizabeth M.





Wedding in Philadelphia, PA on 10/06/2012

"David was great. We hired David to play for our small-medium size wedding in downtown Philadelphia. We had a few special requests which he was able to accommodate, and otherwise let him read the party. David did a great job playing the party; everyone raved about how good he was. He was professional and accessible before the show and during. I highly recommend David for any event." - David K.





Wedding Ceremony in Fair Field, PA on 09/01/2012

"He is amazing. All my guests remarked as to how beautifully he played. I highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for a musician for their wedding or party. Thank you so much, David!" - Kaytlin C.





Wedding Reception in Washington, DC on 04/09/2011

"David was just an amazing pianist. He was very friendly, easy to work with and he played the widest variety of music I've ever heard. Our wedding would not have been the same without David!!" - Sara Q.





Private Party in Newark, DE on 01/15/2012

"David was amazing! A true piano virtuoso....my wife's 1980's themed party was a blast!David rocked the house...best party we've ever had in the family! Highly recommend!" - Gary B.





So, how can I help you?

- David





PS - Ask about my band also!

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* funk * R&B * soul * rock * 80s & 90s dance * Read less
Ceremony Music , Band

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxes for all weddings, upscale casual for parties
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes! Visit my website: www.DavidZipse.com
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, indeed!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 hour

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Piano
What is your usual attire?
Formal. Tuxedo.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, at my website, www.davidzipse.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
less than an hour.
How much space do you usually require?
For solo keyboards, about 6 feet by 6 feet.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, 25 cents per mile for engagements more than 50 miles from Wilmington, DE.

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Grace
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I actually never even met David because we communicated only by email! He played our ceremony music & cocktail hour but I never had a chance to meet him that day in person. He was always professional by email and I felt assured with his training that he could play the more simple "popular" songs I wanted for walking down the aisle, etc. I played piano for many, many years and had some detailed instructions for him which he followed perfectly! if you want a simple piano sound for your wedding look no further. His prices are also extremely reasonable!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
David was fantastic!! He played piano for our ceremony and reception and everyone loved him. We didn't give him a playlist - just told him generally what we like and he said he would "read the crowd", which he did perfectly! He was absolutely perfect!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tanya
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
David did an excellent job playing the music for our wedding. He even took requests from our guests. We had so many people comment on how wonderful he was. Very easy to work with!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ef
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a lot of demands for my wedding, and David has managed to not only meet but also exceed my expectations in almost every aspect. I'd asked him to play the piano during the bridal party entrance, and he managed to do just that...and also adapt and modulate the song in time with each announcement to create excitement and anticipation. I'd asked him to play a special song to accompany a PowerPoint presentation, and he was able to adjust and play the song so that it ended perfectly with the last slide, even despite the technical difficulties we had with the show. He alleviated many of my worries during the planning process, and my wedding was a complete success! Thank you so much, David!
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t be happier than to recommend David Zipse. He is the definition of a professional – from his talent to the way he does business to his demeanor both prior to and during our wedding. My wife wanted to enter to Clocks by Coldplay, a song David added to his repertoire just for our wedding. He even got the sheet music for a few other songs we requested and told us how excited he was to play them – what a positive attitude! Our ceremony space did not have a piano so he provided his own keyboard, and listened to our wish he make it sound like a piano and not synthetic. Then he transitioned upstairs to the hall’s baby grand without a problem. He was able to play a mix of every style from traditional/classical to jazz standards to poppy piano like Billy Joel, Elton John, even music from Charlie Brown and interpretations of mainstream rock songs like Journey and Coldplay.

David dressed the part in black tux, was extraordinarily friendly, always answered his phone, responded quickly via e-mail (even at 1 am) and offered multiple options for payment. And speaking of payment, he was less expensive than almost everyone else we contacted. Even our wedding guests with a musical background commented on how well everything sounded. Really, what more could one ask for?
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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anny411
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired David and his bandmate Chuck to play at our wedding ceremony. They were more wonderful than I could have imagined. I very much enjoyed going to hear their band Good Foot play before we hired them, and David came over to say hello and was very friendly. He was extremely responsive - responding to emails almost immediately, and always very positively, friendly, and very accommodating. He had good recommendations, and the songs I requested that he did not know, he found music for and learned them. He also allowed a family member who was singing solos at our wedding to use all of his equipment. I thought this was very generous. He also went to meet with our ceremony site coordinator beforehand to make sure they had the right equipment and set up. Very reliable, professional, flexible, responsive, and excellent quality service at a reasonable cost! I would definitely hire David and Chuck again.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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pinkfiece
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
David was our wedding ceremony pianist and was so great to work with. He was flexible on both time, travel, and pricing. He delivered everything we asked for and made suggestions where appropriate. Played exactly what we wanted, which including learning a few new pieces. Highly reccomended.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend David Zipse for piano / keyboard music for any wedding ceremony. From the first phone call, email to the day of the wedding, David was extremely professional, responsive and flexible to our wedding music needs. We gave him some songs that he wasn't as familiar with and he took the time to look them up and learn them for our wedding. He always took the time to get back to us when we needed to contact him and on the day of the wedding, he show up ready and on time. He did a wonderful job and we have nothing but good things to say about his work.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lovelywedding
Wedding:
10/12/2008
4.6/5.0
David was great about accommodating all my requests. He was even willing to accompany my own singer. I heard only rave reviews of him after my ceremony and he played everything so well.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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