Volksstimme Hanseatic City of Stendal, 28.03.2017

»With a lot of imagination - brilliant concert ... personal style ... creates new access to the audience ... wonderfully varied timbres and nuances... that brings happiness ... courageous, thoughtful, virtuosity in the service of the musical statement. Bravo! ... In Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor op. 27 no. 2 "Sonata quasi una fantasia", Schairer's very personal style became apparent. He interpreted with thoughtful dramaturgy. Through deliberate decisions, he let the structures of melodies and back voices stand out over a flat accompaniment, thus creating a new access to the listener. ... In Scriabin's Sonata op. 19, Maximilian Schairer interpreted wonderfully shimmering plastic shades, quiet ripples, thunderous roars of the sea, and with varied sound-colors found a great narrative going beyond mere depiction of nature. In Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu, he plays with an orchestral full tone, clearly audible progressions in the middle parts and in the bass. This brings happiness. ... In theChopin's Piano Sonata in B minor, op. 58, Schairer lets dramatic experiences roar in order to dissolve them, as if in a dream, in a conciliatory way. Effortless, brilliantly fast, he plays the virtuosic finale of the sonata. Maximilian Schairer plays courageously, thoughtfully and puts his virtuosity at the service of the musical statement. Bravo! «