"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)