Professional pianist from the legendary train Orient Express, classically trained with great experience in Pop Classics & Modern, Top 40 Charts, Bollywood, Jazz, rock, Classical music, evergreen, Latin, etc.
Party DJ for the evening, providing Ibiza Saxophone player, Electric Violinist and Congas/Bongos player.
He recently collaborated with the amazing VANESSA WILLIAMS - Hollywood actress & Grammy Award-winning singer & former Miss America - accompanying her singing for an"Special Olympics" event!
He has played at venues as eminent as Caffé Florian - 1720 the oldest Caffe in Europe - Gran Caffe Chioggia and Gran Caffe Quadri, in Venice and also on the legendary train The Orient Express Venice-Simplon, travelling Europe, as well as Hotel Danieli, Venice, Cipriani Hotel, Gritti Palace and many more.
He has also played in London at The Savoy Hotel, Claridge's, Highclere Castle, the Hilton Park Lane, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, Le Merridien Piccadilly Hotel and many more. His work has taken me to Vienna, Paris, Rome, Basel, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, etc. and have played for guests as eminent as :
Sir Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese, Pierce Brosnan , Al Bano, Nick Nolte , Oasis Band, Roman Abramovich, Quincy Jones , Akon, Nick Rhodes(Duran Duran) , Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Jacques Chirac, and many others.
His band was also hired by the Versace family to play at a wedding and have also played at Saudi businessman billionaire Sheikh Walid Juffali's wedding in Venice.
Sarah Ballard• June 23, 2019
Cornel was Excellent! The music Cornel played was perfect for our 40th birthday party. He was interested in wanting to know our brief and delivered it perfectly. Professional, smart and beautiful music. We would definitely use Cornel again and recommend him to anyone looking for a pianist. He also engaged with the children which was wonderful.
Sophie Christie• Feb. 2, 2019
He was great - very polite and friendly, and a great pianist. Thanks again
Daniel Egurube• July 1, 2018
Cornel was amazing. He was punctual and delivered his service in a very professional manner. The feedback from my guests were all positive and his contribution to the success of the ceremony was valuable. I have nothing to complain about and appreciate Cornel 100%
Shanee and Robert• Dec. 23, 2017
You were wonderful and kept our evening going with your playing. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening performance and we will certainly call on you again when we have another event.
Thowsif and Maisha• Oct. 23, 2017
"Thank you very much Cornel
You played wonderfully & we appreciated your presence!
Hope to see you again in the future :)"
Jessica & Chris Hunt• Sept. 29, 2017
Chris and I would like to say a huge thank you to you for playing so beautifully at our wedding.
We were blown away by your repertoire and we have had so many lovely comments from our guests about how nice it was to have such beautiful music during the meal.
Thank you again, you really helped us have a beautiful day!"
Services From Cornel Oprea
Cornel Oprea Pianist - 2 Hours
How long do you play for?
Up to 7-8hrs
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA system 300Watt
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
1 x 1 m. With the piano shell 1.5 x 1 m
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes, definitely. I can also transcribe songs, so it won't be problem to hear your favourite song on your big day!
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I don't usually take breaks, if it ever happens I would probably say 10, max 15 minutes
2 to 7 x 60 min sets
Also available in a duo - trio - band, with a singer, saxophone, drums, bass, Jazz, Pop & rock, etc.