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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono -  Reviews

Wedding Ceremony

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He played the piano for my wedding ceremony this past August 2020. He is extremely talented - he can play almost any song you name from memory. You can tell he has a tremendous amount of experience. The ceremony music ran incredibly smoothly and after only meeting with him once! He is very pleasant and easy to work with. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Memorial Service

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Fred was such a key part of our celebration. Working with him was seamless.. I would recommend Fred to anyone!

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you so much for your nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed my music. You provided a lovely memorial for your mother and it was my honor to play for it.

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Corporate Function

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We have hired Mr. Yacono for the past five years because he is simply the best pianist and most delightful man to work with. Why would you care to have anyone else when you can have him!? As always, a real pleasure to have him accompany our event with divine arrangements and a refined taste in melodies. 5 star. Thank you Mr. Yacono - see you soon!

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you, Sara, for your lovely review. I was delighted to be your pianist. I enjoyed creating a classy musical atmosphere for your employee appreciation event and I’m so pleased that my music was so special to you. Your dinner was a great success! You planned an exquisite party and it was such a pleasure to meet you. I love performing at the University Club. You chose a beautiful venue and their grand piano is always a joy to play.

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Holiday Party

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What an incredible evening we had with Fred playing at our event. It was so easy to work through the booking process. Fred was thorough and even came by our space before event day to ensure he would be set up to be successful. The evening he played just really set the tone for the event. I would highly recommend Fred for any occasion!

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you Courtney for the splendid review!! I want to let you know that it was both a privilege and pleasure to serve you as my client. It was a lovely Holiday party that you hosted and it's success was due in large measure to the extreme care and detailed management you gave to its preparation. Thank you, once again for hiring me for this event and please say hi to Amy. Like yourself, she was such a delight to meet.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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We hired Fred to play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and couldn't be happier. He is a fantastic musician with a large repertoire of music, and made the entire process easy. From meeting with him to select our ceremony music, to trusting his knowledge and expertise to 'feel the crowd' at the cocktail hour, we can't speak highly enough of Fred. A consummate professional, I will recommend Fred to other family and friends looking for a pianist.

(more) Review by . from Minneapolis, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you, Josh, for the wonderful review you gave me and for selecting me to be your pianist. It was a pleasure working with you and Natalie in selecting the music for your ceremony and cocktail hour. Your wedding was beautiful! I wish you both a blessed and happy life together.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Wonderful experience working with Fred. He was the perfect addition to our wedding ceremony. Thank you so much for making our day even more memorable

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to play for your wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. The ceremony was very lovely and moving. I enjoyed talking with the priest. We had a very interesting conversation. Let me also extend to you, Amanda and Jack a very happy life together.

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Private Party

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Fred was wonderful to work with. Very attentive and accommodating. His communication made the whole process so simple. A great addition to our private dinner event.

(more) Review by . from Stillwater, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you Ali for your very nice review of my performance/services for your client appreciation dinner event this past Thursday evening in Stillwater. It was a pleasure to play for all the guests present. I met and had a chance to chat with Jeff before things got started. Also, I am mailing him some of my business cards as he requested. I only had one with me, which the owner of Rivertown Inn had earlier asked me for. Again Ali, thank you for hiring me and it was an honor to play for your company. Sincerely, Fred Yacono, Pianist for Events

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Fundraiser

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Fred did a wonderful job and provided outstanding music. He showed up early, was prepared to provide exactly the music we asked him to provide and he has a pleasant demeanor. I highly recommend Fred.

(more) Review by . from Chaska, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you Rita for your very nice review. I really enjoyed playing for your fundraiser. You did an outstanding job in organizing the event. Everything moved so seamlessly and smoothly throughout the entire evening. I also enjoyed meeting the rest of your team and of course your choice of venue was ideal for such an occasion.

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Corporate Function

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Fred played for our Company Holiday Party and was absolutely fantastic. We had a few last minute changes to our schedule with our owner wanting to make a speech, and Fred was very accommodating to that with his playing. His song choices were perfect for our cocktail and dinner hours and our guests loved it! Would recommend Fred for any event!!

(more) Review by . from Bloomington, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you, Claire, for your lovely review. You did a terrific job in organizing the Holiday Party event. I had a great time and I'm glad that my music was enjoyed by all.

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What a delightful experience to work with Fred Yacono and even more so a treat for our guests to enjoy his musical talents during the holiday season. Fred Yacono is the epitome of a top notch professional, a perfect gentleman and tremendously remarkable pianist.

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Michelle! I am so glad that you were pleased with my performances. It was a true pleasure to work with you this past Christmas Holiday season! I appreciate all that you did to make me feel so welcome. Your hospitality is second to none. I was honored to provide music for the many hundreds of guests that came to Treasure Island and for their great feedback. I'm sending you my best wishes for a terrific year ahead!

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Fred is a delight, a true professional and added so much to our event. We are grateful for his time and talent!

(more) Review by . from Saint Paul, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you so much, Lizzie, for your lovely review. It was a true pleasure to play for the Grand Opening of the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. It was great working with you and Rob. Your students and guests were a real delight. You and Rob did a tremendous job in putting this opening day together. It is always wonderful to see centers like yours in the communities which foster and encourage all of the wonderful talent of our young people. Loved the flash mob dance! Much success to you going forward.

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Wedding

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Fred Yacono made our wedding absolutely fabulous. He was easy to work with and played the songs that we liked. We were able to meet with him prior to the wedding, and he came to the rehearsal to make sure everything was perfect. We would highly recommend Fred to our friends, or anyone in need of a wonderful pianist. Thank you Fred from the bottom of our hearts. Ellie and Duane

(more) Review by . from Bloomington, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Ellie and Dwayne, thank you so much for the wonderful review you gave me. I want you to know that of the many, many weddings that I play piano for, yours ranks among the very top. It was a pleasure and an honor to work with both of you from the first time that we met at my home right up to your special day. I also want to take this opportunity to wish the two of you a blessed and happy life together. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to be part of that special day.

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Fred and Theresa are simply wonderful! I contacted them on short notice, and had our entertainment booked within hours. They arrived early, were flexible with our arrangements, and Fred played beautifully for the duration of our event. The unexpected detail of music at our office party is what really made our event memorable. Such personable people, I'm glad you were able to join us!

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Alli, I want to thank you for the very gracious review on Gigmasters. It was indeed a pleasure to perform for your law firm’s Legacy Celebration. I was very impressed with your outstanding organizational skills in putting this event together in the seamless way you did. I have worked with many professional event planners and you certainly are up there with the best and are an asset to your firm. Thank you for your hospitality and making us feel so at home.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Fred made everything so easy and he plays absolutely beautifully. Many people commented on the music and it was an absolute highlight for the bride and I. Highly recommend Fred!

(more) Review by . from Saint Paul, MN on

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you, Samantha and Adam, for the honor of being your pianist and for your lovely review. Your wedding was perfect in every way. It was a pleasure working with you right from the start when we first met. I wish you much joy and happiness in your new life as husband and wife. Congratulations!

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Wedding

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Fred did a great job, and was very accommodating to my changes!! Highly recommend.

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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono’s Response:

Thank you for your nice review, Corrine. It was an honor to provide music for your lovely wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I send both of you my best wishes for a very long and happy life together!

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