I had to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy this album when I first heard it, for I could not believe that these tracks could be modern Originals. To my great satisfaction, when I saw some of the YouTube videos my disbelief turned into astonished amazement. I was and am hooked. I set a personal precedent when after hearing "The Return" I discovered that I was tearing up! The music was obviously tapping into some raw emotion deep within. God bless you, sir! Keep it going, and don't go hustling any billiards in your spare time.
I was lucky enough to attend an in-house concert of David's in early 2015 just after I moved to Oregon and it was the most unforgettable experience! It was the first time I'd been introduced to him and his music and I've been a true fan ever since. His amazing talent is beyond words and everytime I hear a new piece it is not only brilliant, but transports you to another place and time...it's like having a little movie in your head which opens up every emotion. "The Art of Piano" is another master piece!!! I love how he plays with such intensity and passion. I look forward to every new piece he creates and each time it's like a little bite of heaven that you can't get enough of. He has a never-ending talent that is to be shared by all and we're lucky enough to be able to experience and enjoy his creations. Thank you David for sharing and for brightening each musical moment!
— August 28, 2016 by Bonnie Eisner (Springfield, OR)
One of the best pianists/composers I've ever heard!
My wife and I LOVE listening to David Hicken. My wife has been playing piano since she was a little girl, and listening to her playing any of David's pieces is such a joy for me. For her, having such beautiful and challenging pieces to play is an incredible motivation, and she has loved to learn each new piece as it comes out. Eventually, we will own everything that he has on the website, and look forward to all new pieces!
When so much of the new piano music being composed is the same generic New Age balladry, David Hicken has created a refreshing album that harkens back to the great pianistic masters. He has obviously studied the greatest Classical music and used that knowledge to create music that holds up with the great repertoire, but is very modern as well. These compositions are full of energy and excitement!
When I heard the first track, I was simply blown away. As I went on listening my admiration for Mr. Hicken kept growing. What an amazing talent. This is truly the best piano album I've listened to in years. I recommend this album to everyone who loves classical/film music.
— August 14, 2016 by Rudolf Rebel (Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands)