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David Hurd

  • Composer
  • Organist


David Hurd press reviews

"He shapes music with the structural insight of a composer and executes it with the boldness of an improviser....Hurd played with incisive rhythmic drive and imagination." (The Boston Globe)

"Every so often a performer comes along to remind us that the romantic impulse is not dead in music, that playing can be both intellectually rigorous and emotionally satisfying. Such a performer is organist David Hurd....It was an impressive display of virtuosity." (The Kansas City Star)


"An immaculate performance by a major virtuoso...A player whose name will soar in prominence!"
(The Diapason, Chicago)


"David Hurd gave arguably the finest organ recital to be heard in the city for some time....One can only hope he comes again soon." (The Calgary Herald, Canada)

"Nothing was commonplace. Hurd paints his musical ideas with bold colorful strokes that emit an almost visceral electricity. Immediately striking was his use of dynamics, timbre, and melodic direction to create a shifting contour that flowed as mighty forces of nature. Whatever the emotional effect produced, Hurd seemed to live within it fully....wildly virtuosic."
(The Blade, Toledo, Ohio)