CONDUCTOR

Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

[Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 arr. for string orchestra] was an excellent choice in this programme, and I was impressed with Christ’s profound interpretation… The string players were in perfect harmony and unison. I deeply felt their empathy and devotion towards the conductor… He opened up new horizons for the Kansai Philharmonic. His interpretation of Brahms’ Second Symphony was a culmination of the Maestro’s naturally sensitive skills. The climaxes were never forced and he created graceful moments by relaxing and letting the breeze through. The shaping of the last part was perfect. Christ here shared the secret to bringing delight.
Kazuo Fujino, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Newspaper (February 2016)

Bangkok Symphony Orchestra

With great support from the conductor, the orchestra achieved a rare and special contrast in its dynamics. Dvorak Symphony No. 7: Maestro Christ showed that he had a mature structural understanding of the piece in which his reading was coherent and expressive. Each signal that he gave was full of musical purpose. The overall performance was filled with freshness and directness of expression. Christ has brought such powerful leadership along with charisma to the orchestra. In this expansive work, the music was driven and full of vitality. At the end, maestro Christ and the players received a tremendous ovation from the audience.
Jetta Naraya, Bangkok Post (June 2015)

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic

The big choir produced a splendid volume of sound and Christ conducted with much animation and vigour…. Christ drew many grand sounds from the orchestra, with the horns in particularly fine form.
Michael Green, Independent Online (March 2015)

KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic

Wolfram Christ took the orchestra at a brisk tempo throughout this long work and drew from the players an impressive, full-blooded performance. This was the authentic big sound that can only be produced by an orchestra in a concert hall, and the audience greatly appreciated it
Michael Green, Artsmart.co.za (March 2015)


Göttinger Symphonieorchester

The orchestra is navigated securely through rapid changes in tempo and dynamics by guest conductor Wolfram Christ, who guides each individual section with energy, conviction and precision, and incorporates all orchestral movement in his direction. He encourages, restrains and conducts with sometimes with minimal and at other times the grandest of gestures. His ability to lead the orchestra with intense glances is particularly noteworthy.
Jasmin Büttner, Kulturbuero Goettingen (February 2015)


The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

Amongst all new releases on the occasion of CPE Bach’s anniversary this recording of the six “Hamburg Sinfonies” sets an Exclamation Mark!
Marcus Stäbler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (June 2014)

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra are obviously in good Hands with Wolfram Christ providing such lithe and exhilarating Performances that bring many rewards. These new Performances in modern instruments will appeal to many.
theclassicalreview.blogspot.co.uk (February 2014)

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

This is, hands down, the best version of these remarkable pieces yet recorded. Wolfram Christ, famous as a solo violist and principal in the Berlin Philharmonic, whips the strings of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra into a frenzy in the quick movements, and wrings every drop of expressive angst from the more brooding slow movements. Consider, for example, the adagio of Symphony No. 3, ostensibly in C Major, with its tritonal shrieks and desolate, almost expressionist harmonies. It’s an amazing work, and this recording does it full justice. The opening of the B minor Symphony No. 5 offers an excellent example of how attractive, how modern, the music sounds when performed in this fashion. The result is simply wonderful, and surely closer to Bach’s intentions than more avowedly “authentic” versions if only because it’s so much more musical. Surely you will want to own this gripping, even thrilling disc. Artistic Quality: 10 Sound Quality: 10
David Hurwitz, Classicstoday (January 2014)

The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

“Exalted and joyous playing”
Stuttgarter Zeitung, January 2012