“Dear Ed, Thank you for all you did to help Eleanor achieve Grade 8 Distinction. Your help in the final weeks was invaluable but it is the many years of lovely teaching leading up to that moment which really enabled her to reach this level. Thank you for making it so much fun along the way and for being a great teacher” – Rachel – Eleanor’s mother
“Ed Hodgkinson is a fine young pianist with much to offer. His musicianship is individual and compelling, his platform manner engaging and his musical sympathies all encompassing.”
– John Humphreys – Former Head of Chamber Music Programme, Head of Accompaniment, Assistant Head of Piano – Birmingham Conservatoire:
“Ed, the web site is looking good. I am so glad to still be in touch.”
– Nick Redfern – College lecturer and composer
“Edward, I’m so very pround of you, congrats on your graduation, you are a fine young musician and are proof that years of hard work do pay off!! Any one who takes a leaf out of your book will do well in all they want to do!!” – Paul Hodgkinson – Brother to Ed
“Hi Ed. I can remember coming to see you some years ago at the Clarendon College. You were doing a concert before you went off to the Birmingham Conservatoire, and I certainly remember you accompanying the trombonist David Pearce. I was taken back by the pair of you, and will certainly try and get to your concert in March.
I wish you every success for the future. KEEP IT UP! It’s nice to see real musicians out there playing PROPER music!”
– Robert Stokes – after seeing a concert at Clarendon College, Nottingham.
“Hi Ed. Great to see your website up and running! – looks sharp. Looking forward to the CD section being up and running! Keep us posted of any concerts. Feel welcome to pop in if your ever Cardiff way. All the best with your teaching”.
– David Pert (RWCMD) – Pianist and Teacher based in Cardiff.
“Ed….what can I say about you?? I can remember our times at Clarendon College in Nottingham and remembering you to be one of the most professional pianists that I’ve come across. Always enthusiastic about what you do, and so encouraging to everyone who’s studied under you.
Long may you continue to play, and let it be known by all, that as well as you being “up there” among the best, you’re also one of my closest friends and fellow musicians anyone can have.”
– David Pearce