We could not have hired a better pianist! David from the first email was professional and accommodating and truly cared about making our evening special. He is a wonderfully talented musician and without him I do not believe our wedding would have been as lovely as it was. Each guest made a point to tell us how impressed they were with David from the cocktail hour at 6 to the close of the night at 10. We cannot thank him enough for everything that he did to make the evening so perfect! Thank you David! Shannon and Damon -- Shannon S, Philadelphia, PA, 7/9/2011
David came to the event much earlier than needed in order to make certain everything was okay with the venue and that there was nothing out of place. That is a sign of a true professional. He played beautifully and was very outgoing and friendly. My granddaughter's wedding ceremony was very special due to his virtuosity on the keyboards and his work behind the scenes prior to the event working with all parties to make certain everyone would be satisfied. I would very much recommend him should anyone else have any similar events or the need for piano soloists in the future. Great experience! -- Lew Z, Crofton, MD, 5/14/2011
Our Number One Choice! Thank you David!! -- Katerina D, Phoenixville, PA, 5/1/2011
Very satisfied with David. It was comforting to know that he had everything under control. Very professional and very talented. I would highly recommend David Zipse to friends and family. Thank you so much David. Michele Cordivari -- Michele C, Wilmington, DE, 4/29/2011
David was wonderful. He played for my Parents 50th Anniversary Brunch and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone for their events. He added that "extra" bit of class to my parents affair!! Thank You David!!! Donna Bakuckas -- Donna B, Ambler, PA, 3/27/2011
David did a great job, he arrived extra early to set up and was very professional. We left the song selection up to him and he played a wide variety of music while also taking requests from our guests. Everyone raved about David after and told us how impressed they were. We would definitely hire David for another event!
- Kelly D, Corporate Event, Washington, DC, 2/26/2011
David Zipse was absolutely everything I could want for my special occasion pianist and much more! His personality was very engaging and his talent was truly amazing. He truly made my event memorable and special.
- Susan M, Gaithersburg, MD, 1/1/2011
This is the third year in a row we have hired David for our holiday party. He is just exceptional! Now our guests consider him a part of our "family" and this annual event. I highly recommend David! Not only is he talented, he is extremely accommodating, flexible and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
- Jeanne W, Rockville, MD, 12/19/2010
Magnificent! All of the guests commented on how talented David is! When you have someone like David, who just loves playing the piano, it's not really a "gig" for him - it's fun and it's a pleasure. We loved the way he improvised and transitioned one song into the next. Very impressive. We were all extremely thankful that he made our holiday social a very successful event! Would highly recommend him for any occasion!
- Cathy P, Wilmington, DE, 12/7/2010
I couldn’t be happier than to recommend David Zipse. He is the definition of a professional – from his talent to the way he does business to his demeanor both prior to and during our wedding. My wife wanted to enter to Clocks by Coldplay, a song David added to his repertoire just for our wedding. He even got the sheet music for a few other songs we requested and told us how excited he was to play them – what a positive attitude! Our ceremony space did not have a piano so he provided his own keyboard, and listened to our wish he make it sound like a piano and not synthetic. Then he transitioned upstairs to the hall’s baby grand without a problem. He was able to play a mix of every style from traditional/classical to jazz standards to poppy piano like Billy Joel, Elton John, even music from Charlie Brown and interpretations of mainstream rock songs like Journey and Coldplay.
David dressed the part in black tux, was extraordinarily friendly, always answered his phone, responded quickly via e-mail (even at 1 am) and offered multiple options for payment. And speaking of payment, he was less expensive than almost everyone else we contacted. Even our wedding guests with a musical background commented on how well everything sounded. Really, what more could one ask for?
-Matt & Vanessa, 12/5/2010, wedding, Philadelphia, PA
David was extremely professional. The music was wonderful. We had a variety of ages 1 to 90 and everyone enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend David, he was a true professional and played a little longer than originally requested. David - Thank you for adding to our wedding day!
David was absolutely fabulous! He is extremely talented, accommodated all of our music requests, and was great to work with. His beautiful piano music added an elegant touch to our wedding ceremony that we will always remember!
- Nicole A, Alexandria, VA, 11/6/2010
David provided an outstanding performance at our event. Our requirements were somewhat strict in that our event was being hosted at a private, members-only facility with many rules and David followed our instruction to a T. We were very pleased with his abilities and will definitely be using him for our next event.
- Dan G, corporate event, Philadelphia, PA, 10/5/2010
Mr. Zipse was very professional in his timely responses to my emails and telephone calls. He answered all of my questions courteously and completely. Most importantly, Mr. Zipse played beautifully, at my daughter's wedding. I received many wonderful comments about "the pianist." Since Mr. Zipse had his own sound system and keyboard, he had no trouble setting up in plenty of time before the wedding. My husband was particularly grateful that Mr. Zipse's rates are so reasonable. I would highly recommend Mr. Zipse to anyone who needs a pianist.
- Tankya D, Silver Spring, MD, 10/2/2010
Thank you David for making our wedding ceremony everything we could have ever dreamed of!!!! Your musical talent is amazing and we have received compliment after compliment about your performance. I couldn't be happier about how our wedding day turned out, and much of it was a direct result of the beautiful music during our ceremony. Thank you again for everything!!!
- Amy H, Chesapeake City, MD, 8/14/2010
Having David at our party was such a pleasure. His talent & professionalism gave our party an extra pop. I would definitely call him again & recommend him to friends. Thanks again, David.
- Jerry H, Drexel Hill, PA, 7/31/2010
We hired David and his bandmate Chuck to play at our wedding ceremony. They were more wonderful than I could have imagined. I very much enjoyed going to hear their band Good Foot play before we hired them, and David came over to say hello and was very friendly. He was extremely responsive - responding to emails almost immediately, and always very positively, friendly, and very accommodating. He had good recommendations, and the songs I requested that he did not know, he found music for and learned them. He also allowed a family member who was singing solos at our wedding to use all of his equipment. I thought this was very generous. He also went to meet with our ceremony site coordinator beforehand to make sure they had the right equipment and set up. Very reliable, professional, flexible, responsive, and excellent quality service at a reasonable cost! I would definitely hire David and Chuck again.
-Ann & Corey, 5/30/2010, wedding, Wilmington, DE
David Zipse is exceptional. We had a small wedding reception for our daughter, and his entertainment was the highlight of the evening. David was very accommodating in playing special requests for traditional Greek music, and played the songs as if he was Greek himself! David Zipse is an outstanding Virtuoso Pianist, and I highly recommend him for your event. I look forward to having him play for us in the future. Thank you David!!
- Katerina D, Annapolis, MD, 5/15/2010
I would hire David back in a heartbeat. He is a wonderful performer. He played what we requested and sounded great. He arrived early, played fabuously well. We were really pleased!
- Irene W, Wallingford, PA, 4/17/2010
David was amazing from beginning to end. His professionalism, attitude, and talent just blew us away. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect with his help and he kept our guests entertained throughout the cocktail hour. I would recommend David to anyone looking for an amazing performer!
- Michelle P, Wilmington, DE, 3/27/2010
David Zipse was the hit of our holiday party! I knew from his press kit that he was versatile and talented; What I didn't know was HOW talented. Wow!!! His showmanship and mind-boggling song list impressed everyone. Without exaggeration ---- our guests raved. Our piano is still smokin. Thank you David for being such a pro and for your willingness to travel to Richmond, Va. You would enhance any occasion. And thanks to GigMaster for a responsive and helpful website. Sincerely, Teresa Haynes Richmond, Va
- Teresa H, Richmond, VA, 12/6/2009
David is a very, very talented performer and extremely professional. I would highly recommend to anyone who needs this kind of entertainment to consider David. His knowledge and selection of music is superb. You won't be disappointed for sure. Jim & Deb Fossati
- Deborah F, Lakehurst, NJ, 11/28/2009
David played at our entire wedding reception. He was accompanied by a drummer and vocalist (Stefanie Jaye). David & drummer provided wonderful background music for our 90 minute cocktail "hour" in the Round Room and then Stefanie joined them in the Great Room at Loch Nairn while we dined. The transition from one area to another was seamless. The music ranged from Big Band, jazz, and even one song later in the night just for the children. We received numerous compliments thru the entire reception about the wonderful music and vocals. My fiance and I (as a more mature couple) wanted a class act and we got it!! We would highly recommend David to anyone.
- Madelyn M, Avondale, PA, 11/14/2009
David was our wedding ceremony pianist and was so great to work with. He was flexible on both time, travel, and pricing. He delivered everything we asked for and made suggestions where appropriate. Played exactly what we wanted, which including learning a few new pieces. Highly recommended.
-Andrea & CJ, 10/3/2009. wedding, Lititz, PA
I highly recommend David Zipse for piano / keyboard music for any wedding ceremony. From the first phone call, email to the day of the wedding, David was extremely professional, responsive and flexible to our wedding music needs. We gave him some songs that he wasn't as familiar with and he took the time to look them up and learn them for our wedding. He always took the time to get back to us when we needed to contact him and on the day of the wedding, he show up ready and on time. He did a wonderful job and we have nothing but good things to say about his work.
Good Foot was phenominal!!! They were the best band I have ever hired. This band played something for everyone -- a good mix of 50's through 90's. The sound was incredible. Hire this band!!!!
-Kathleen P, 1/10/2009, Celebration, Philadelphia, PA
David played at a dinner party in our home. For the weeks leading up to it, he was especially accommodating because I had very specific requests, including accompanying my young daughter who would be singing as well as my older uncle, and playing for a Christmas carol singalong with the guests. Not only did he do an outstanding job of accompanying our family members and friends, he could play a wide array of music incredibly well, take requests, plus play from his own extensive repetoire. David is so talented and he really made the party a success. Plus he is extremely warm and polite. By the end of the evening, he became part of the family! He's GREAT!
David Zipse is a wonderfully talented pianist and I have absolutely no reservations in recommending him as a pianist and a very professional musician. He was very detail oriented in his communications before hand and traveled several hours in less than favorable weather to arrive on time. My guests were delighted with his playing, all without music, and had a very wide selection. He was the highlight of my party. I felt he was reasonably priced and well worth the money. He was a great value. He is a very personable, talented individual and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
-Nancy J, 12/6/2008, Christmas Party, Carlisle, PA
We highly recommend David Zipse for a perfectly seamless experience! There’s nothing we wish him to have done differently. He’s incredibly friendly, accommodating, professional, easy to reach, quick to respond, and thorough in answering all questions. He’s very talented and many guests noted how well he played. We selected some of the music and he played it in the exact order that we requested. He knew most of the pieces and very quickly learned the rest, checking with us to make sure that he would play what we envisioned. We loved all his selections. David didn’t even look at the keys, but watched people proceed down the aisle to time the music just right.
-Virgil B, 9/20/2008, Wedding, Glenn Dale, MD
Everyone was amazed by David! My Grandfather thought it was George Winston playing. Many people asked about David and where I found him. I told them all about GigMasters! I could not have found anyone who could have served us better than David Zipse. He was perfect! He was totally professional, extremely talented, very accomodating to ALL our song requests (and my daughter was VERY particular as to the songs she wanted for various parts of the ceremony) David took care of every request. I can't thank him and GigMasters enough!!!
-Cindy M, 8/29/2008, Church Service, Lancaster, PA
David is a wonderful pianist, he was perfect at our wedding and helped make the day simply wonderful. Make sure you get him to play Rhapsody in Blue and Linus & Lucy - you can't miss his spectacular performance of those two! Thank you, David!
-Kimberly W, 9/7/2008, Wedding, Ocean City, MD
We had David Zipse play during our ceremony for our wedding. He was wonderful, everyone really enjoyed the music he played! I highly recommend him for any occasion, he was so pleasant to work with! He made our special day even more memorable!
-Laurie C, 11/22/2008, Wedding, Wilmington, DE
David Zipse was excellent. He was easy to reach by phone and was always willing to help in any way possible. He play beautifully and I was very pleased with the services that he provided. I would highly reccomend David to anyone. You will be very pleased.
-Derek E, 8/9/2008, Wedding, Germantown, MD
I was confident that I made the right choice when I arrived at the Country Club 40 minutes prior to the event and David was already waiting even though he wasn't scheduled until 5 minutes prior. My audience was a myriad of 30 somethings through 80 somethings and David easily catered to everyone's ears and an evolution of songs through the years. Volume was appropriate depending on the stage of the event. David was extremely professional, polite to all guests and children, accommodating and flexible to my ever changing needs while making his recommendations when appropriate. Can't wait for the next event when I'll definitely secure his talent and abilities!Gratzi
-Jason A, 8/31/2008, Anniversary, Newark, DE
David was sure to have his part prepared to the best it could be. He arrived at around Noon (7 hours before the recital), and rehearsed with us until we were all comfortable with the music. Mr. Zipse also showed me that he is a versatile player. Give him any style, and he will play the pants off the music. Closing with a Jazz piece, we all were able to enjoy his amazing gift for improv! Along with being a great musician, David is incredibly reliable. He arrived earlier than he said he would, and even brought a keyboard to practice if we did not have access to a piano for the afternoon. Thank you David Zipse!
-George A, 8/18/2008, Reunion, Fort Meade, MD
David was able to work with me to create the perfect tone for my wedding during the ceremony and reception. He was easy to contact and was more than flexable with my needs. He sounded great and we recieved nothing buy complements about him from our guests.
-Adria A, 10/12/2008, Wedding, Wilmington, DE
David is a true professional with great talent. His broad knowledge of music is untouched. We hired him for a small wedding and the compliments my wife and I received say it all..... HE WAS AWESOME!!!
-Jon F, 2/15/2009, Wedding, Media, PA
During the Chautauqua Tent Show in Lewes this summer, David Zipse created a fabulous experience of George Gershwin's music for an audience of over 500 people. Due in large part to the amazing talent of Mr. Zipse, it was a record-breaking attendance for an event that has been going on for ten years. As an organizer for the event, I found it great to be working with such a music professional. It was a top-notch performance!
Andrea Anderson, Lewes, DE
David you are a most talented musician as well as an excellent orchestra conductor and music director. Your work on CAPA's High Society and Little Shop of Horrors was outstanding. I look forward to working with you in the future. Always, Alex
Alex Handy Easton, MD
Dave - You rock! Simply the best in the tri-state area! I always run into you when our band Remedy plays The Reef and just sit back and enjoy! You are just one fabulous keyboard player -- great form, technique, and a great ear. You are most certainly something for me to aspire towards! Pat Pat Bush Wilmington, DE
Dave, what an outstanding job you did at our wedding! The selections you played during cocktails and dinner really set the mood for a lovely evening. Later, when Joe Pettis joined you, the songs were perfect for dancing or just listening. Our guests raved for weeks how wonderful the music was. We've become big fans of yours and we look forward to see you again soon. Again, thanks very much for making our wedding everything we imagined it would be. Steve and Debbie
Steve & Debbie Bennett Wilmington, DE
This is Cheryl Romano Banquet Coordinator from the Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Deleware, we are a members only country club. I have had the distinct pleasure in booking David individually for many years as a piano player for our members and they always look forward to hearing him play. We recently had his group here for our Saturday evening entertainment, and they really had our crowd on the dance floor! Comments and raves continue to come in! We are looking forward to their return later this year! Cheryl Romano Rehoboth Beach, DE
We had the distinct pleasure of producing "Nunsense" last year..David was the pianist. WOW! Standing ovation from the full houses every night after his pre-show gig. Used him again in Dec. for "Nuncrackers" at Milton Theatre. Also booked him for a major Lewes fundraiser. THEN I booked him for a private party at my home (can't get enough!).Excellent musician...great fun to work with..superb show!
Sue & Charlie Meyer Lewes, DE
David played for my folks' 50th anniversary party last September at The Farmhouse in Avondale. I knew from previous experience that he would put on a good show with just the kind of music the "old folks" would like, as well as a few for us younger people, too. Not only did he exceed my expectations in that regard, but he brought the house down, to the point where other restaurant guests came wandering in to see where the great music was coming from. By the end of the evening we were all up dancing, and hearing Rhapsody in Blue was the icing on the cake. Wonderful!
-Carolyn Hendrix, Port Deposit, MD
You ARE brilliant on the keyboard. You ARE amazing!
Sigrun E Carnevale Wilmington, DE
David brings much joy to our Assisted Living facility everytime he plays. He is an excellent pianist and a great guy.My residents absolutely love him! Rockland Place Annette Bahn Wilmington, DE
David played at my daughter's wedding ceremony, in Lancaster, PA. Everyone was totally impressed by his performance, professionalism and ability. He played all the songs we requested and learned those he didn't already know.(and we only gave him a few weeks notice) He has a very friendly demeaner and fit right in. David was the best and knew just what and when to play even though we had never met and corresponded only by email and phone.
Cindy Messner Robesonia, PA
David has entertained us for over 6 years, both at my home for various parties and at our Black Tie events. He is outstanding and gets people excitied and dancing! David is requested favorite and we love his varied music, he can play almost anything you request.
George Cascia Rehoboth Beach, DE
Yo Dave! You are the BEST!! xoxo E.
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