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Compliments, comments, critics’ views on Ro Hancock-Child [please quote!]

PAUL GUINERY (Radio 3), letter to Ro Hancock-Child : “I don’t think your performances of Madeleine Dring could ever be bettered. You write beautifully and really bring Madeleine Dring to life. I knew next to nothing about her, but feel now almost as if I had known her. Your book is really fascinating and it does [Dring] justice, both the ‘dark’ and the ‘light’ side of that complex personality you draw so well.”

ERNEST WOOLFORD concert pianist: “[Ro Hancock-Child]’s piano playing is beyond praise”

Professor STEPHEN BANFIELD: [of Ro Hancock-Child] “The perfect accompanist!”

PAUL ARDEN-TAYLOR: “Ro Hancock-Child can play absolutely anything, and does!”

ELAINE HUGH-JONES composer, retired BBC accompanist: “[Ro] plays with such sensitivity and absolute understanding of the music.”

PAUL SANGSTER, Professor, Cambridge/Canterbury University: [to Ro Hancock-Child]: “You are incredible! Your enormous skill! Your speed! Your sensitivity! Words all but fail me but Thank You must come through loud and clear. I am so flattered. To have two beautiful songs written for me.”

DEREK FOSTER, composer, to Ro Hancock-Child: “I am in awe of your playing and your ability to record things in one take – you get all the notes right!”

MARK MARSHALL, Oxford music graduate: [to Ro Hancock-Child] “Respect!”

VICKY CLARKE professional singer: “There are some cowboys out there, but [Ro Hancock-Child] is absolutely and completely legit.”

A friend of Ro’s [male]: “A huge hug from me in recognition of having had the pleasure to meet the strongest and most inspirational woman I think I have ever met (apart from my mother). ” 🙂

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Thank you, very kind people. Ro xx

Ro Hancock-Child, photo taken in West Sussex UK