I was deeply touched by the impressive performance of my arrangement of
John William´s "Schindler´s List". Stefan Schmitz plays with a strong
tragic feeling but same time very lyrically and expressive. Just how it
Dusan Bogdanovic about the new CD "Eterna Saudade"
...Stefan plays my music
with great conviction and energy. He is a highly accomplished performer
with a great technique and sense for rhythm. I thoroughly enjoyed his
rendition of my Jazz Sonata, which includes some excellent improvising
Paulo Porto Alegre about the new CD "Eterna Saudade"
... Stefan Schmitz is a
great musician as well as a virtuoso guitarist. His interpretations are
warm, refined and, playing Latin American music, Stefan surprises by
his swing. His interpretation of my Samba de Guaratiba is amazing.
Music, technique and sensibility combined in a remarkable execution of
this difficult work...
... Warmth, Intimacy and richness
of tone colours...
...When he gently took his instrument in his hands and stroked
tenderly and emotionally, he seemed to have forgotten the
...From the very first note Schmitz
succeeds in creating a truly spiritual
atmosphere. He draws the listener in close whilst masterfully
polyphonic structures. He creates beautiful clarity in the
exquisite voicing and refined articulation...