Wendy Hiscocks

Composer Pianist

Silent Film Reviews

Thank you so much for your wonderful accompaniment yesterday. It was such a pleasure to watch the film with your piano interpretation, which added immensely to the experience. And the continuous applause at the end of the film clearly indicated the audience’s appreciation.  Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican, London after Eisenstein’s Strike in cinema 1

[Blackmail] was gorgeous and the music was interesting, never dominant or distracting but evolving in the background, atmospheric, with pedal points, chromatic rising sequences but pretty much cliche free, and melodic material recognisable as it morphed into other sections. It was great fun.                                                                     Patricia Short (Sydney musician) in response to Hitchcock’s Blackmail at the Oz Silent Film Festival screening in the Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Australia                 

Thanks so much for doing such a brilliant job on Sunday, it really made the night!
Jon Wood, The Old Dark Picture House after a screening of Open Road at The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival

I am sure I am not the only person who found this WNO screening of the glorious 1928 film ‘Pandora’s Box’ added to their appreciation of the company’s current production of Berg’s ‘Lulu’…The 130 minute film is accompanied on the piano deftly by Wendy Hiscocks. Her achievement is at times helping to drive the story while at others disappearing into our subconcious background. The way she segues her playing into the party scene where Alwa is playing a jazzy number on the piano is superb.
(5 out of 5)

Mike Smith ‘Review: Pandora’s Box, Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff’ appearing in Wales Online on February 21, 2013 after performance for Welsh National Opera.

I have had masses of emails and calls today saying what a great time people had and specifically saying how brilliant you were.
Claire Leighton, Community Events Co-ordinator at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham after performance of Nosferatu

Thanks for your fantastic performances over the last two weeks.
Lauren Cox of Film Fugitive after performances of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr.

Thanks for putting in a truly exceptional performance, lots if great feedback from the audience…Once again, thanks for contributing to a great night! Would be good to look at working together again in the future.
Paul Greene at Ipswich Arts Festival

I loved your interpretation, which had nicely sepulchral moments as well as being witty or sentimental at others. I received other, wholly positive, comments after the show.
David Clare, Chairman of the Ipswich Film Society after a performance of Nosferatu.

Excellent film augmented by a wonderful score brilliantly played.
Member of the Ipswich Film Society after screening of Nosferatu.

Great fun! Full of Life!
With a concoction of Hiscocks’ music and the striking cinematography, this film was an excellent slice of French culture

Members of the Abingdon College and District Film Society after screening of A propos de Nice

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