Biographical Information - Kathie Nicolet Brief Listing Of Past Events, Letters Professional Experience Demos, Sample Songlist CAQs, Article,  Venues, Letters Event Updates - Personal Notes, Links Web Site Directory

Updated Apr. 15, 2015

Chicago Pianist Kathie Nicolet

Kathie performing at Trump Tower

Photograph courtesy of
Miller + Miller Wedding Photography




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This year finds Kathie celebrating her 33st Anniversary as a Chicagoland Professional Pianist. Kathie is extremely honored to have received the " Von Maur Certificate Of Recognition For Superior Customer Service" Award for her many years of exceptional musicianship and dedication to her listeners.

Kathie is very honored to be a 2021 Preferred Vendor of the following venues:

Abbington Banquets - Glen Ellyn

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel - Schaumburg

Makray Golf Club - Barrington

Barrington White House - Barrington

Wild Asparagus Catering - Barrington

Ruth Lake Country Club - Hinsdale

Metropolis Ballroom - Arlington Heights

Schram Chapel - Glenview

Kathie at Von Maur's Yamaha with the beautiful granddaughters of Marlene Wincheski. September 2011.

Easter at Abbington Banquets - Glen Ellyn - From Left to Right. Danielle Salerno, Senior Catering Manager , Kathie Nicolet, Executive VP Michael Fabbri, and Tara Kubicka, Event Coordinator .


To The Following Special People:

To: Distinctive Banquets By Abbington ( Glen Ellyn) for inviting me to entertain for the "Annual Wedding Expo" in July. Always a pleasure to see good friends, new clients, and honored to be a recommended vendor of this excellent venue! You're the best, Michael Fabbri!!


To: Chicago Hilton and Towers where I performed for the Regents Chair Reception in the VIP Suite on behalf of The American College Of Surgeons.


To: Ruth Lake Country Club, Hinsdale - for inviting me to entertain Dec 2nd for the Ladies Holiday Luncheon!


To: Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette - for inviting me to entertain for several club Holiday Teas as well as a very lovely New Year's Eve Club Dinner! .


To: Institutional Capital LLC, Chicago where I performed for their Holiday Party at Spiaggia / Chicago. December l0th


To: Aon Hewitt ( Lincolnshire) for inviting me to entertain for their Employee Holiday Luncheon at their headquarters on December 15.


I have so enjoyed performing for many Chicagoland locations including Frankfort, Hoffman Estates, Elmhurst, Wheaton, Westchester, & Western Springs.

Kathie and Wedding Coordinator, Virginia Lionberger, at Maxim's in Chicago for the Fall Bridal Boutique.


Chicago Wedding Pianists, Musicians, DJ's, and Resources

Music By Design, Ltd. - Your custom DJ service. No obnoxious DJs. No Cheese.

Piano Tuning & Service by Gary Messling -
For expert piano tuning in the north and northwest Chicagoland area, from Willmette to Barrington to Lake Villa to Gurnee.

Chicalba Bagpiping Services -

Piano Trends Music Company - Chicagoland's exclusive authorized piano dealership for Baldwin, Hamilton, Sohmer, Kohler&Campbell and Breitenbach pianos. The Unique, Full Service Music Store...Since 1990...Rentals available.  

- Chicago's most complete Piano rebuilding service Meeting all of your piano needs

Chicago DJ - Fourth Estate Audio -
A Chicago DJ and professional party MC can be yours in just 5 minutes. We've been Chicago's standard of elegance since 1965. We make it easy to hire a Chicago wedding DJ or party DJ, and select your music with confidence.
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Sounds Abound Entertainment
- Chicago’s Best Full-Service Disc Jockey Company. Rockin’ Parties Since 1990.

Radford Piano Services
- Piano tuning, rentals, appraisals and brokering.

- Chicago wedding band offering swing, jazz and Sinatra style wedding reception and corporate entertainment

Chicago Wedding Photographers, Video

Chicago Wedding Video - Chicago's most affordable, professional wedding video solution. Serving the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. To take advantage of our current special rates book your wedding today!
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Wedding Services

Chicago Florist - Flowerpetal provides same day delivery throughout the Chicago area along with assisting in customizing for special events. - Providers of Live Monarch Butterflies for Release at Weddings and Special Events.

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Wedding / Event Coordinators

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Directories and Other Resources

Wedding Directory - Wedding Directory includes wedding vendors & wedding service wedsites.
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Chicago Traveler is the perfect travel guide for the first-time or frequent visitor, offering information and links to help out-of-towners and locals alike plan a great visit to our wonderful city. We have travel attractions pages, hotel pages, tour information, maps and lists of useful links to other great Chicago travel resource sites for either business or vacation travel purposes.
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Chicago Wedding Services - Planning Resources and Services for the Chicagoland Area
Abbott Party Rental - We are a leading Chicagoland area party rental supplier with a large selection of event supplies and equipment, including: The Chocolate Fountain, inflatable Moonwalk rental, tables, chairs, canopy tents, and just about everything else you'd ever need for your special event. Whether you are planning a black tie affair, wedding, or fundraiser, count on Abbott Party Rental for quality supplies and equipment, and exceptional customer service. - Wedding Photographers Directory - provides a FREE service to find photographers plus tips and advice from Actual Wedding Photographers on planning your wedding day.
The American Wedding Guide - Your Complete Wedding Planning Directory and Search Engine.
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