Professional pianist

Cornel Oprea

About Cornel:

Cornel has been playing the piano since he was 7 years old. He is a top five star hotel professional pianist with a university music degree based in Hampshire and available for weddings and corporate events in the UK and abroad.

“I have played professionally at venues as eminent as Caffe Florian, Saint Mark’s Square, Venice, where I was house pianist for three years, Gran Caffe Chioggia and Gran Caffe Quadri, in Venice. I have also played on the legendary train The Orient Express Venice-Simplon, travelling Europe, as well as Hotel Danieli, Venice, Cipriani Hotel, Gritti Palace and many more. I’ve also played in London at the Hilton Park Lane, the Renaissance Chancery Court Lane Hotel, Le Merridien Piccadilly, and many more. My work has taken me to Vienna, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and I’ve been the house pianist for three seasons at the highly respected Caffe Florian, Venice, where I 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. My band was also hired by the Versace family to play at a wedding and I’ve also played at Saudi businessman billionaire Sheikh Walid Juffali’s wedding in Venice.”

Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you?

Gladly. I am always happy to give couples details of my venues where they can come and meet me in person, hear me play and chat about any ideas they might have for their big day.


How long is your set?

This depends on what a couple wants but in my past work in Venice and on the Orient Express train I have played 16 hours in a row!


Do you have a dress code?



If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment?

A great pianist who would play exactly what I wanted, for as long as my wife and I wanted, while I sip a cocktail!


Do you have any fun ideas to suggest to couples if they book you?

For a real elegant look, to look like a real piano, suitable also for outdoors ceremonies, drinks receptions, etc. I can provide a White or Black Baby Grand Piano Shell. I can also play Bollywood music on the piano if you are planning an Indian wedding.


Additional Services

1. White or Black Portable Piano Shell – to look like an elegant real piano.
2. I am DJ as well and can offer ‘All day Pianist & Party DJ’ packages.

DJ Party sets with Ibiza Sax player, Conga player, Bongos, etc.

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