David Hicken International Piano Competition - Bangkok, Thailand - October 21 - 22, 2023
Dear David, thank you for your music… I’m Ukrainian, born and living in Kiev, and to describe my last year in few words… there are no words for what I feel, to be honest. Your music for this very moment (since I have heard it for the first time few months ago), especially Silent Night- is such a safety place, where I’m trying to hide from this cruel and unnecessary destructive times and forces… I wish I could talk to you in person, as I’m a choreographer, wishing I could ask you to write music for a ballet!… but it’s obviously not the best time yet. I am not a pianist, i just started to learn how to play piano about a year ago, when the nightmare, called “war”, started in my beautiful country… just because I could put headphones on and make the sounds of music even louder, than everything else, happening around me. It will take me about a year to learn your arrangement to a song, that my mother was singing to me around Christmas time, since I was born) but I so really want to learn it and play one day! Hope you are doing great! Please, don’t stop doing, what you choose to be right! Your music is beautiful and so, I am sure, are you! Thank God there is you, David!
David’s arrangement of Silent Night is simply splendid!
Beautiful arrangement! It was perfect for my Christmas concert at Church, and I received many compliments on it!