this programme Siewers shows her immense artistry and virtuosity to the
utmost. Her technique is of the standard where she can bring all the qualities
inherent in the music to the fore”...
(Steve Marsh, Classical Guitar, February 2004 reviewing Guido Santórsola- Guitar Music- BIS)
“This is another in the wonderful series of ‘themed’ recordings from the excellent Maria Isabel Siewers – the others including CDs dedicated entirely to the works of Guastavino, Pujol (Maximo Diego) , Ginastera and Ponce.
“…one cannot imagine the phrasing and the technicalities being bettered in any other partnership - a great deal of consideration seems to have been given to every phrase, making each track a delight to listen to.”
“…a truly outstanding new release.”
(Steve Marsh,Classical Guitar, February 2004 reviewing Astor Piazzolla “Histoire du Tango”- ASV)
“…Siewers’s playing is full of beauty throughout”
(Guy Rickards,Gramophone, November 2004 reviewing Astor Piazzolla “Histoire du Tango”- ASV)
"Maria Isabel Siewers, a total player, incredibly flexible but with disciplined perimeters, highly sensitive, a master of tone color, with style and pacing that drip atmosphere. And Ginastera serves up the opportunities, from enharmonic pizzicatos to a host of ways to tap on an instrument. It's the kind of modern music and performance that snares you with its integrity."
(French Gilbert, American Record Guide, 01.01.2001)
“Maria Isabel Siewers is universally loved and respected, not only for her musical and technical talents but, equally, for her professionalism, the boundless energy and enthusiasm she brings to her work, and her unfailingly sunny nature”.
“Maria Isabel Siewers is an admirable guitarist, with a clean technique, subtle nuances of rhythm and tone, and her differentiation of simultaneous tonal planes is admirable”.
(Lionel Salter, Gramophone, 1997)
“Perennial star of the guitar”.
(Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar, 1998)
“An exceptional guitarist. This artist transforms her instrument into a kind of chamber orchestra. Her art is unique and truly perfect”.
(A.O. Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung)
“Superb artistry and wonderful poetry in her music”.
(Gitarr och Luta, Sweden, 1998)
“Viel Spannung und Faszination –Much tension and fascination”
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
“A concert of all-round excellence in the Wigmore Hall”
“Vibrante sensibilitá – Vibrant sensibility”.
(Andrea Zaniboni, La gazetta de Mantova, 1991)
“Ausnahme Musikerin – Extraordinary musician. Überschaumendes Musizierfreude– Overflowing joy of music”.
(A.O. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 1988)
“Excellent guitarist with National Symphony...Maria Isabel Siewers played Castelnuovo Tedesco’s Concerto wonderfully, showing artistic finesse and an outstanding command of the instrument”.
(Alberto Emilio Giménez, La Nación, Argentina)
“A guitar played four-handed...The artist captivated the audience even with the contemporary musical works. She demonstrated a refined technique and musicality and superlative mastery. Such richness of tone made us think there were four hands playing the guitar”.
(Vecerneje List, Zagreb )
(Tore Mortensen,Nordjyske Steptendende, Denmark)
“A guitar played four-handed”.
(Vecerneje List, Zagreb)
“What struck me most forcefully was her tremendous joie de vivre and delight in playing. Throughout the concert she looked as though she was having the time of her life”
(Alice Artzt, The Absolute sound, 1999)
“Siewers: Magic moments. The argentine guitarist displayed the infinite universe of her guitar”
(26.10.04 El Cordillerano)
Photo Andreas Usel