David Hicken ~ Classical Crossover Pianist

Albums

The Art of Piano

Released 2016
Enchanting Music
Released 2016
Enchanting Music
This album is full of epic piano solos that blend classical, contemporary and film genres. They were released one at a time as YouTube videos which allowed me to guage the feedback from listeners and then continue writing according to what they liked.
NOTES
This album is unusual in that everything is fast and loud. Usually, a pianist will strive to have contrast on an album, not only in the way of genre, but style and mood also. This CD throws that idea out the window. As soon as I released "Incantation" as a YouTube video, I could see that people really enjoyed this driving and exciting style of music, so I continued to write more. My fans on YouTube had a part to play in the creation of this album because I continued to write music based on their comments about each video. It took more than a year to complete and the entire album contains more than 30,000 individual notes. The sheet music and books of these pieces are purchased every day by pianists all over the world who enjoy playing this style. Most of the pieces are quite difficult, and although my videos might make it look easy, I can assure you that I had to practice them a lot to get them ready for recording.