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Name: Richard Sladek
Skills: Accompanist, Composer, Soloist, Teacher, Pianist / Synthesizer Keyboard Player (PIano teacher for intermediate & advanced students)
Phone: +1 (708) 652 5656
Address: Chicago Metro area, IL 60610, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
RICHARD SLADEK, Pianist / Keyboards, is available for concerts, weddings, corporate events and private functions. He performs as a soloist ( portable piano available ) as well as with the following ensembles: ~ Flute & Piano duo ~ Violin, Cello & Piano trio ~ R2J Jazz trio- These ensembles can create the perfect atmosphere to make your event special and memorable! Musical styles include Classical, Pop, Jazz, Showtunes, New Age, and Ragtime.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Richard Sladek, Pianist, has performed professionally in the Chicago area for the past 20 years. A native of Chicago, he has been the recipient of several awards including those from the Chicago Musical Arts Club and the Grace Welsh National Piano Competition. Mr. Sladek has received a New York Film Festivals award for Outstanding Achievement for his Original Music for Video with the nationally acclaimed education theater troupe, Wavelength. As their musical director/composer for 16 years, he performed for over 100,000 educators in North America and the Netherlands.

He has served as staff accompanist for Columbia College and the Second City National Touring Company. He has also accompanied for the Salt Creek Ballet, and The Academy of Movement and Music. He has played keyboards in numerous musical theater productions, most notably for the Shubert, Marriott Lincolnshire, Theater at the Center, Apple Tree and Circle Theaters, and the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.

With inspiration from his parents, he began playing piano at age seven later studying with John Calderone and Lydia Smutny Sterba. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University under the tutelage of Saul Dorfman and Felix Ganz. Other teachers have included concert pianists Dmitri Paperno ( DePaul University ), Robert VanderSchaaf, Donald Walker ( Northern Illinois University ), Pawel Chechinski and Joseph Cisar. He has also studied jazz piano with Skip Green. His private theory and composition studies were with Ralph Dodds and the renowned composer William Russo. Mr. Sladek has also recorded three solo piano CDs: Piano Celebration, Ragtime Classics, and Christmas Favorites. Visit his website -



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