Highly recommended… Will make waves musically.
– John S. Gray, WholeNote Magazine
“Frank Horvat is a master at bringing together all the flavors of many different musical styles and genres. He is armed with great writing, a brilliant creative mindset. His music is highly original.” – Michael Tracy, Skope Mag
Toronto pianist Frank Horvat likes to do things his way, not anyone else’s. He ignores genre boundaries and isn’t afraid to mix politics with art. – John Terauds, Musical Toronto
“Eco-warrior Frank Horvat keeps his concert audience in the dark… Earth Hour [A Little Dark Music] is a relaxing, contemplative experience. It’s arpeggio-filled pop-classical-style music somewhat reminiscent of Philip Glass’s solo piano work.” – Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times Colonist
[Strange Machine] These songs will grant one rare access to peer into the soul of a quintessential artist and tormented soul that none of us can get enough of. – Thom Ellis, Indie Music
“[Horvat’s] a thoughtful composer and player, an accomplished classical musician who has made a kind of tricky musical leap that allows him to pursue a niche of his own.” – Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal
[I Can See You] A must hear.
– Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver’s The Province
“[I’ll Be Good] Bordering on the improvisations of Keith Jarrett…this is a truly eclectic mix showcasing Horvat’s wealth of technique and energy…I’m just left shaking my head in wonder.” – David Olds, WholeNote Magazine
There is a saying, ‘Make every hour Earth Hour’… [that is] partially why people like me are doing what we do.
– Frank Horvat on CBC’s The National, Earth Hour segment featuring Frank Horvat, David Suzuki and Judi Vandenbrink
“The other side of it is that you have such mastery of your skill that you were able to tap into something that created a piece that many people relate to.” – David Cohen, PhildelphiaClassicalMusic.com
Strange Machine extols nothing but pure energy and comes straight from the speakers directly to your heart and soul.
– Tom McCrae, All Whats Rock
Frank Horvat is one of the few pianists whose living includes performing the music they themselves have created. It’s interesting that, during these anniversary years for Chopin and Liszt, the two seminal composer-pianists, I haven’t noticed many people stopping to appreciate those who carry on that tradition.
– John Terauds, Toronto Star
“[I’ll Be Good] It’s an eclectic mixture of various influences – everything from Steve Reich to Billy Joel… I was most impressed by the haunting exoticism.”
– Colin Eatock, Wholenote Magazine
Wildly original, often chaotic, eclectic as all get-out, and quite a ride. – Solo Piano Publications
“It’s true much of today’s music has many people feeling a bit of soullessness – how appropriate I get a CD as in depth as Strange Machine. As a composer/programmer/songwriter Frank Horvat is a bit of a musical mastermind.” – R.J. Clifton
“Devotions in the Dark: If people come to my concerts and get inspired by what I’m doing and then look at their own skills, whatever they might be, then I know I’ve succeeded in bringing awareness.” – Downhome Magazine
Maybe we do need the voices of artists after all.
– Frank Horvat, Huffington Post
“Horvat says he struggled to create something that would “make the listener feel like they were right there.” – June Chua, Rabble.ca
When I die, no books or obits will need to be written – just listen to the music. – Frank Horvat