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David Nelson
Hebden Bridge pianist, composer, teacher and music promoter

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival – what they said

“a rare pearl in the festival landscape” Jean Muller, headline recitalist 2019

What the audiences said

“I feel so privileged and grateful to be able to come to concerts like these on my doorstep!”

“Wonderful festival – so good for the town and so well organised”

“Yet again a fantastically enjoyable and stimulating weekend.  Wonderful music and a chance to talk to so many people from so many places sharing a common enthusiasm.  It appeared to run like clockwork.  Bravo !!!”

“You’re magicians!  You’ve conjured up something extraordinary and lasting.  6 years of brilliant performances, great atmosphere and quirky, interesting sessions.  We’ve learned, we’ve been entertained and we’ve been amazed.”

“[…] truly amazing to have the chance to experience that musical telepathy from just a few feet away!” (Gala Piano Recital at Square Chapel in June 2017)

“The music was wonderful but also the intimate venue in a nice location, and people running the event were really friendly and helpful. A lovely festival that we’ll come to again.”

“Great to have such variety and quality of artistes in our home town. A very enjoyable weekend. I will book earlier next year as some concerts were sold out.”

“Fantastically high standard – world class – in this small town. Great event.”

What the pianists said

“The festival still resonates with me, everything was quite exceptional from the very warm welcome, to the enthusiasm of the audience, it is a rare pearl in the festival landscape.” Jean Muller, solo recital, final night, 2019

“What can say? It was tremendous, and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. Bravo and thanks wholeheartedly.” Murray McLachlan, afternoon lecture/recital, 2017

“I just wanted to say what a wonderful time I had at the piano festival this weekend. I was so impressed by the energy of the event and the strong community involvement that you’ve managed to build up. It’s astonishing that you’ve achieved this in such a short space of time!” Clare Hammond, Saturday evening solo recital 2015

“It was a truly extraordinary weekend of music-making with such a range of performances on offer. I certainly returned home with a great feeling of inspiration and new energy. Thank you for including me – a real joy and privilege to open the concerts.” Charles Owen, solo recital, opening night 2014

“Just to say congratulations on the festival – it was a huge success and a credit to you all – well done!” Kathryn Stott, solo recital, final night 2014

“All power to your elbow … You have set up something really special.” Martin Roscoe, solo recital, final night 2013