Are you looking for an exceptionally talented wedding pianist or some live music for a special event?

Christopher Langdown provides the perfect musical accompaniment to wedding receptions, wedding breakfasts, church and civil wedding ceremonies, corporate events and private functions.  Fees start from £350.

If you’re looking to create a vibrant atmosphere for a special occasion there’s nothing better than live music. Music can “make or break” any event, so it’s important to choose a first-class musician who will deliver an exceptional performance.

Established in 1997, Romantic Piano is presented by award-winning pianist Christopher Langdown MMus(RCM), GRSM(Hons), DipRCM(PfT), ARCM(PfP), ARCM(PG), FISM.

Christopher covers the whole of the UK and, as a pianist for hire, plays all styles including jazz, classical, popular and film music – the ideal musician for live entertainment.

Wedding pianist Christopher Langdown

What Makes Christopher “Stand Out From The Crowd”?

  • Trained at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London (ranked the #1 place in the world to study Music)
  • Over 25 years’ experience playing at over 2,000 weddings and events
  • International piano competition finalist and prize-winner
  • Performances for celebrities and The Royal Family
  • Broadcasts for Radio & TV (including BBC Radio 3)
  • Critically acclaimed by the Press
  • Performances in top concert halls internationally
  • Over 350 5-star reviews online from customers

Christopher dreamed of becoming a professional pianist ever since he was a young boy and showed outstanding early talent. Following a long string of piano competition successes as a teenager, he auditioned at the country’s leading music colleges and was fortunate to win places at them all. After careful consideration, Christopher chose to study at the internationally renowned Royal College of Music in London. During his six years at the Royal College he had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s finest musicians and was selected as one of their piano scholars of “outstanding talent”. Since graduating from the RCM with Distinction, Christopher has played at literally thousands of different events and has received wide recognition from music critics and the general public alike.

Acclaimed by the Press as a “world-class” musician, he has appeared as a soloist at leading concert halls, broadcast for radio and television internationally (including on BBC Radio 3), provided music for celebrities and the Royal Family and was invited by the RCM to play in the Oscar-winning piano movie, Shine.

In addition to his performing career and a position as Head of Piano at The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa, Christopher has previously been a visiting teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Music in London.

While living in London he was appointed to teach the family members of various celebrities including The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, TV comedians Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders, singer / model Sophie Ellis-Bextor, broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and the Oscar-winning actor Sir Laurence Olivier.

Christopher has also adjudicated at music festivals and given piano masterclasses in the UK and abroad under the auspices of the British Council. He is a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the UK’s professional body for musicians. Christopher enjoys family life and lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with his wife and two children.

Pianist for weddings
Pete Townshend
Adrian Edmonson
Jennifer Saunders
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Gyles Brandreth
Sir Laurence Olivier

Listen to Christopher play

You can listen to over 100 classical, jazz, pop and film music samples on the Audio page or on the Video Page

Here’s just a couple of examples; Beauty & The Beast and A Million Dreams

Full UK Coverage

Christopher is happy to travel anywhere in the UK and makes no additional charge when extra travelling times are involved. Overseas bookings are also considered.

More locally, Christopher has played at all the major hotels in and around Sutton Coldfield, including (in alphabetical order):

The Belfry – The Fairlawns Hotel & Spa – Lea Marston Hotel – Marston Farm Hotel – Middleton Hall – Moor Hall Hotel & Spa – Moxhull Hall – New Hall Hotel & Spa –  Swinfen Hall Hotel

No Piano?

No Problem – If your venue doesn’t have a piano available, Christopher can provide a top quality Digital Stage Piano for you at no extra cost. As you’ll hear from the audio samples, this superb instrument sounds just like a grand piano.

Christopher is motivated by the highest musical standards and carries out a thorough soundcheck whenever possible on the day. He can also offer clients the very useful option of connecting the digital piano to a discreet remote speaker system on the opposite side of the room. Using a remote speaker system has two clear advantages; firstly, it creates a richer and more balanced sound in the room and, secondly, it ensures all the guests (even those who are seated far from the piano) will hear the music more clearly. Being moveable, the digital piano can be used in any location and is suitable for any venue, large or small. If you need music in two different rooms, two separate digital pianos can be set up beforehand for a smooth musical transition. If you require music outdoors, please ensure adequate protection from the sun / wind / rain is provided.

White Digital Piano
Portable Piano

Upgrade to the Digital Baby Grand Piano + optional Illuminated Hanging Heart for £175

If you desire the elegant look of a grand piano for your occasion, Christopher’s portable Digital Baby Grand Piano is the perfect solution. As you’ll see from the photo below, this beautiful instrument will add a touch of class to any event.

For weddings, Christopher can also offer the hire of an optional Hanging Illuminated Heart decoration which fits on the piano and features the names of the bride and groom.

The Digital Baby Grand Piano looks and sounds just as good as an acoustic grand piano – the only difference is the cost (an acoustic grand piano usually costs around £600 to hire, whereas the Digital Baby Grand is available for £175).

Please note that the Digital Baby Grand Piano requires 6 x 5 feet of floor space and mains power.

Stashway Baby Grand Piano
Piano heart decoration

Hire the Dutchgrand for £80

Christopher can alternatively supply his Dutchgrand piano (pictured below).  This piano is very slightly smaller than the Digital Baby Grand Piano and doesn’t have a piano lid which opens up, but is great value at £80 to hire.  Please note that the Dutchgrand requires 6 x 5 feet of floor space and mains power.

Dutchgrand Baby Grand Piano
Pianist hire for weddings

Weddings, Special Occasions & Corporate Events

If your looking for a pianist for weddings, Christopher has a great reputation as wedding pianist who has built up well over 200 reviews online.  As a highly respected piano player for weddings, Christopher’s performance will add both ambience and sparkle to your special day, making it even more memorable. With a wonderfully varied presentation of jazz, classical, pop and film music, Romantic Piano is also in demand for a variety of other occasions, including corporate events, black tie dinners, birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations of life.  Immaculately presented, Christopher performs in smart, formal attire but can dress more informally if you prefer. For more information, please visit the Weddings or Functions page.


Christopher offers piano lessons from his teaching studio in Sutton Coldfield and can also provide remote lessons over Zoom.  For more information, please visit Christopher Langdown – Pianist & Piano Teacher

Fees / Bookings

Fees start from £350. For an exact quote or to enquire about Christopher’s availability as a wedding pianist or for another event, please get in touch. To secure a booking, a basic Booking Form will need to be completed.

Read Over 100 Independent 5* Reviews

To read what people say about Romantic Piano, click on 176 Reviews below:

Romantic Pianist for Weddings and Events