'About fairies and lovers'
'With virtuosity she takes us into a world of fairies and immortal lovers, not becoming indulgent, but convincing with technical finesse and a lot of verve. [...] Now the soloist has presented her own orchestra.'
Kölnische Rundschau, 08/12/2021
'On the dance stage'
'With the piano versions of three famous ballet pieces she enchants constantly. [...] The pianist performs all this atmospherically captivating. What she gets out of the keys is fantastic. [...] All three piano versions are immense challenges in terms of playing technique and interpretation. Birringer masters them with great tonal imagination and mature technique.'
'It is important for her to create the magic of the fairy tale material on the one hand through a distinctly sophisticated palette of touch and, even more so, through the vital agility of her phrasing, which approximates dance. The fact that she succeeds in this consistently testifies to a pianistic quality with which she can effortlessly fulfill the rather feared technical demands of the "Petrushka" pieces and lend a plastic profile to the very different tunings and colors of the miniatures of the ballets by Prokofieff and Tchaikovsky. [...] An extremely entertaining and high-quality enrichment of the piano catalog.'
Aachener Zeitung, 06/12/2021
'Sophisticated rhythms, finely dosed colors, dynamic gradations and rhetorical rubato make the three pieces very distinctive. [...] With fine dynamic nuances and well thought-out
articulation, she combines the ballet music’s élan with an ideal espressivo.' to the article
'With a lot of sound fantasy and orchestral sound'
'Her playing sounds powerful and full in the tutti, but she can also "imitate" individual instruments. [...] Esther Birringer turns it into an instrumental theater, under her hands the piano
becomes a performance stage. Esther Birringer [...] has made a brilliant debut - chapeau!'
Radio Bremen, 06/06/2021
'When pictures are hearable on the piano'
'Under her fingers the artist awakens the figures to life, so that they dance in front of the listener's mind's eye. [...] One notices the sovereignty of the virtuoso on the album Once Upon A Time. [...] Without being overly bold, she sometimes lets her fingers whisper on the keyboard, but then again, she attacks the right places with the necessary vehemence. [...] Handstand is successful in every way.' more