Timothy Hoekman brings abundant knowledge, talent, and experience to the art of song composition. His work with singers has obviously influenced his grasp of what makes a good vocal line; his pianistic abilities make his piano parts natural and expressive; and his knowledge of a broad range of musical style shows in his own musical forms and substance.
"As a composer, Hoekman exemplifies the composer-performer. He has worked extensively with both singers and piano accompanists . . . and performed as collaborative pianist nationwide and abroad. This experience is reflected in the well-integrated piano and vocal writing in To Make a Prairie.
" – American Music Teacher
"The Nash Menagerie, a witty, engaging cycle by . . . Timothy Hoekman, afforded Walker plenty of opportunities to strut his stuff in the grand flourishes of such songs as 'The Turkey' and the portentous, devastatingly funny 'The Fly.' - Opera News
"Pianist Timothy Hoekman . . . is a superb partner to both singers, and he seems to relish the rich opportunities presented to him by these colorful [Madeleine Dring] songs. He demonstrates the utmost sensitivity and delicacy when that is called for, but can also summon up thundering power or luscious warmth. He seems to have every conceivable musical color at his disposal." – Journal of Singing
"Timothy Hoekman’s lucent, interactive pianism gave pleasure all evening." – Kansas City Star
"Hoekman . . . is a pianist of exceptional gifts, both technical and musical." – Tallahassee Democrat
"Hoekman . . . was not only a splendid accompanist but a musical partner in his own right." – Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY)
"These fine songs [Brentano Lieder of R. Strauss
] . . . showed Hoekman to be a sensitive and flexible accompanist. Both performers were at home with the outsized late-romanticism of these engrossing songs." – Tallahassee Democrat