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Nikita Koshkin:  
" 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 should be."                         

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 too...

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...

Akustik Gitarre 
... Warmth, Intimacy and richness of tone colours...


Rheinische Post 
...When he gently took his instrument in his hands and stroked its strings
tenderly and emotionally, he seemed to have forgotten the world around
...From the very first note Schmitz succeeds in creating a truly spiritual
atmosphere. He draws the listener in close whilst masterfully presenting the
polyphonic structures. He creates beautiful clarity in the fuge with
exquisite voicing and refined articulation...