Sold out halls
"In times of dwindling visitor numbers at classical concerts everywhere, Schemann and his wife Susanne founded concert series at seven venues in Germany, which - contrary to the trend – are able to attract pleasing numbers of listeners. The sold-out Stadtsaal during the "Fürstenfeld Concert Series" [Note: approx. 700 visitors at the piano recital of Dinis Schemann], which is currently in its 15th season, is a clear signal here." (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2019)
"What Dinis Schemann presented on the grand piano at his solo concert exceeded all expectations [...] The composition (Schubert Sonata c minor D 958) and the great execution by Schemann merged into a moving unity. The audience was swept away and celebrated the pianist after this first brilliant performance."
(Boehme Zeitung, 2018)
"Schemann deals with Chopin’s virtuoso passages with creative passion, but always keeps the difficult balance between emotion and tempo." (Baden Online, 2018)
"[...] The fascinating interpretation of Dinis Schemann [Note: the Moonlight Sonata] fluctuates between a dreamy pianissimo and brute chords. Schemann shows technical precision, repeatedly setting clear accents between the evenly sparkling runs. The seemingly incompatible opposites merge into a unified whole." (Baden Online, 2018)
"... (Dinis Schemann) received enthusiastic applause and cheers for his virtuoso dexterity." (Ruhrnachrichten 2018)
Fantastic concert in the Blüthner factory
"Whether energetic forte or a whispered pianissimo - and the many nuances in between - masterful and precise was the recital; by no means a matter of routine, but interpreted passionately and sometimes even playfully."
(Leipziger Volkszeitung 2018)
"When Schemann enters the stage, the art-appreciating Borken audience knows that it can expect wonderful pianistic recitals and informal introductions to the pieces." (Borkener Zeitung, 2018)
"The dynamic details in the allegro first movement of the Beethoven Sonata are executed carefully and interpreted convincingly in the sense of a formal structuring of the compositional material. The warm timbred chords of the middle movement (Andante con moto) are precisely put and thus open up a wonderfully colorful sound spectrum. Presence in the playing characterizes the fast final movement, resulting in a high transparency of the sound impression."
(Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2017)
Great piano evening
"After the break followed the big, the mighty "Appassionata". Despite the popularity, it is a technically very difficult and sophisticated piece which requires an incredible precision especially in the strong emotional moments. Here, Schemann proved to be a master of powerful feelings, which he skillfully restrained or gave free rein - just like the music demanded. He gave the eruptive character of this sonata an energetic note, reveled in bold and gripping contrasts, heightened the dramaturgical suspense to mighty sound peaks. Despite everything, Dinis Schemann retains the overview, remains master of the situation, cleverly controls the ecstasy - until the mighty finale As an encore for the rightfully enthusiastic audience, there were two études by Frédéric Chopin. Then, this great piano recital was over." (Kultkomplott 2016)
"It is as if he were alone with himself, as if exploring delicacy - beautiful!"
(Badische Zeitung, 2016)
Entirely in the artistic structure of the work
"With high concentration, Dinis Schemann took on this sonata and demonstrated a very intelligent piano play especially with regard to cleverly disposed musical developments. [...] Compared with other interpretations of the Appassionata, this rendition by Dinis Schemann was shaped by considerable independence, by shedding new light on other facets. Nevertheless, the interpretation did not become entirely independent, but remained completely within the artistic structure of the work."
(Süddeutsche Zeitung 2016)
"After a rapturous applause, the pianist was not released. He tied in to the concert with Chopin's Revolution Etude - another listening pleasure."
(Borkener Zeitung 2016)
Brain, heart and measure
"Schemann makes the tragic, the gloomy, the torn just as audible as the unleashed, the frenzy and grim - but he never presents them blocklike side by side. He balances them. With him, the Appassionata seems complete, a universe which allows a glimpse into other Beethoven universes - for example when rhythms and themes are revealed that recall the 5th Symphony. This has brain, heart and measure."
(Badische Zeitung, 2016)
"He allowed himself to be carried away by the passionate music. Only for a moment, Schemann lingered on the dreamy trills, before he sonorously reached the presto with full-grip chords.
No, Schemann did not restrain Beethoven's force, he savored it."
(Die Glocke, 2016)
Concentration and tension
"Would the "Appassionata" be offered with the same inspiration? Clearly yes! The concentration and tension did not diminish, Schemann also set his own accents, such as in the dynamic variable phrasing and his pedal-extended conclusions. The small choral motif in the Andante, dramatic syncopation and the forced final fanfares made the listeners applaud enthusiastically."
(Offenburger Tageblatt 2016)
"With a fantastic and emotional interpretation, he [Dinis Schemann] enthused the audience with the lyrical piano pieces Four Impromptus op. 90 by Franz Schubert. [...] His masterful interpretation of the ingenious composition of Schubert was received by the audience with a grandiose applause."
"For the appearance of Dinis Schemann some had been waiting feverishly ...
The piano concert ended with bravos and standing ovations."
(Borkener Zeitung 2015)
In his spell
"He immediately drew his audience in his spell with a barely describable tone richness between gossamer and voluminous, powerful attacks."
(Böhme Zeitung, 2015)
Everything under control
"Before, the Bochumer (symphonics) and pianist Dinis Schemann burned off fireworks with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto number one. Here, the horns together with the trumpets provide the movement transitions, since the three sentences are not separated. Billowing runs over the keyboard, divided by chord attacks, songlike passages in the middle section, emotional, erupting passages - Schemann has everything under control, and he has the necessary feel and lightness in his fingers."
(Badische Zeitung 2015)