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  • Pianist from Minneapolis, MN
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  • Starting at $300 per event

113 Reviews for Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono


Review by Chad L.

Holiday PartyReviewed on January 30, 2024From Saint Paul, MN

Fred is an absolute delight. We've had the pleasure of having him at a number of events over the years, and it's impossible for me to give a high enough recommendation. His play has fit our events perfectly, presumedly because of his musicality and experience. Thank you!

Review by John C.

WeddingReviewed on May 28, 2023From Minneapolis, MN

We had Fred play for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception on May 20th, 2023. The whole process of the initial consultation a year earlier all the way through his final song he played was a spectacular experience. Fred is extremely talented and will wow both you and your guests. He learned some new songs to play for my Wife and I's dances with our parents. He also went to our venue the day before our wedding to check out the piano they had and the space to make sure everything would be perfect. He then also showed up hours early to ensure it was still in a good condition. Really all there is to say is if you need a pianist and a performer, Fred is your man!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Wow!! All I can say is, thank you John. Thank you so very much for your outstanding review. It was my honor and pleasure to provide the music for yous and Lauren's wedding. Let me wish both of you the very best in your future together. Sincerely, Fred

Review by Anna D.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on December 11, 2021From Minneapolis, MN

Fred was wonderful! He arrived early and was prepared. Fred is very friendly and personable. His music filled our home and made for a memorable evening. Thank you Fred! Looking forward to booking you again.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Anna and Chad, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to join you in your warm and inviting home which was overflowing in the holiday spirit. I loved playing all of the French songs that you so enjoy. Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays! Fred

Review by Julie B.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 23, 2021From Stillwater, MN

Fred arrived ahead of time ( but not too early) and helped welcome our guests aboard as our event began. He is very talented and pleasant to work with. We would definitely hire him again!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Julie. for your kind words. I really enjoyed playing for your 50th corporate anniversary event! I was so pleased that everyone enjoyed my music. You did a great job!

Review by Megan F.

ConcertReviewed on March 11, 2021From Maplewood, MN

Great energy! Wonderful selection of music. Everyone loved him and immediately requested him back.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Megan, for your nice review. It was a pleasure to play for you and your residents. It was great to receive their responses and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Review by David B.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on June 27, 2021From Lakeville, MN

Excellent. Fred was very easy to work with.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you for your kind words, David. It was a pleasure working with you in preparation for Brett and Rachel's Wedding Cocktail Hour. Your event turned out beautifully!

Review by Anne V.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on December 10, 2020From Saint Paul, MN

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!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Anne and Luke for your very lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet with you when we designed your wedding music and what fun it was to be your pianist. I wish you much happiness and joy in your new life together.

Review by Lindsay .

Memorial ServiceReviewed on July 19, 2020From Minnetonka Beach, MN

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

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Sara H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 24, 2020From Saint Paul, MN

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!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Courtney N.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 6, 2019From Minnetonka, MN

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!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Josh O.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on June 10, 2019From Minneapolis, MN

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.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Amanda H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 6, 2019From Minneapolis, MN

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

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Ali Q.

Private PartyReviewed on September 13, 2019From Stillwater, MN

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.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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

Review by Rita D.

FundraiserReviewed on April 8, 2019From Chaska, MN

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.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Claire G.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on February 4, 2019From Bloomington, MN

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!!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Michelle W.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 2, 2018From Red Wing, MN

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.

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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!

Review by Lizzie R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 20, 2018From Saint Paul, MN

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

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Ellie R.

WeddingReviewed on July 17, 2018From Bloomington, MN

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

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Alli M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on July 20, 2018From Minneapolis, MN

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!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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.

Review by Samantha S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 3, 2018From Saint Paul, MN

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!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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!

Review by Corrine M.

WeddingReviewed on April 2, 2018From Saint Paul, MN

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

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

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!

Review by Kjersten B.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 24, 2018From Bloomington, MN

Fred is a great piano player. I have used him before for other events. He knows what the population (senior living community) likes.

Review by Liz H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 15, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

This is the 2nd year we have used Fred for our Tenant Holiday Breakfast for our tower. Fred is very professional and plays a wonderful selection of holiday music that adds holiday cheer to the event. Thank You Fred - As Always GREAT JOB!!!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

I want to thank you for your lovely comments and for the rating that you gave me. It was an honor and a pleasure to be invited back a second year to play for the Tenant Holiday Breakfast. I was impressed with the joy and delight on faces of your many clients. I loved all of their comments as well. You certainly host a terrific celebration, Liz.

Review by Jane M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 25, 2017From Saint Paul, MN

Fred was an absolute dream to work with! He took us on somewhat last minute when we lost our wedding pianist. He was flexible, knowledgeable, and accommodating though the planning stages and even added a song when we requested at the last minute! He did an amazing job and we got compliments on our ceremony music all night. Thanks, Fred! You are a true talent!

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Jane, for such a lovely review! I really enjoyed playing for your wedding. It was so beautifully done. The musical selections you chose were tasteful and appropriate for such a joyous occasion. Your cousin, Liz, sang beautifully and the music that you and Erik selected was perfect! It was a joy to work with your dad, Deacon Peter, and it was so special that he was able to officiate for your wedding ceremony. I wish you and Erik much joy and happiness!

Review by Keith v.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 31, 2017From Wayzata, MN

Fred was always professional and courteous in all communications and in-person, and he was very flexible in playing the music that our daughter was looking for. The piano music that Fred played created the perfect welcoming atmosphere as our guests entered the reception area. I highly recommend Fred, and his repertoire of hundreds of songs (almost 700 listed on his site, and he can play many more) is incredible. Thanks Fred! Keith vSP

Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono:

Thank you, Keith, for your kind words and nice review. I am so happy that you were pleased with my services. Everything about Lis and Andy's wedding reception was just perfect. It was a pleasure to get to know you. Wishing you the very best! Fred