Press Reviews

Wellington Post 2003
Schmitt is a player to watch. His Bach playing was admirable: not dry and tearned to be sure, but full of light and subtelty.

Wiener Zeitung, Salzburg Festival 2012
…when a master of his craft, the splendid Christian Schmitt, fingers and legs can swirl over the keys. Schmitt is familiar with the sounds of the French symphonic organ and found colors that taught the wonder.

Die Welt, Hamburg
Christian Schmitt plays Reger on the organ, shook the church, goose bumps for the enthusiastic audience…

Zürcher Zeitung
Schmitt demonstrates a highly virtuosic fireworks, he goes to the hardness of some sounds beyond Liszt

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Handel Organ Concertos with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra: Schmitt deepens with care and dedication to the rich structure of the music.

Das Orchester – Widor with the Bamberg Symphony and Christian Schmitt
Right down to the smallest nuances tune the transitions organ and orchestra is breathing together.

Spiegel, Culture 09/12
The solo symphony requires a virtuoso, that is Christian Schmitt.

Fonoforum
The class of the organist Christian Schmitt at the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Saint-Ouen in Rouen: this performance is not least a feast for the ears.

Klassik-heute, klassik.com, and ClassicsToday
…welcomed Vol. 1 with Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphonies opp. 42 & 81 (SACD 63 255 10) with the highest acclaim. Here we read of “organ and orchestral sound magnificence on the highest level, “a” poetic power package of Cavaillé-Coll sound,” and tremendous praise for his “fully matured orchestral technique.”