© 2016 Christian Haimel
Neues Volksblatt (daily, Austria), “Hoertest”, January 12, 2008 ...   On   his   recently   released   first   CD   we   clearly   hear,   pleasing   harmonies   presented   with   elegant   confidence   on   the   classical   guitar.   Christian   Haimel   with   great   sensitivity pursues the colours inherent in the sound of his guitar and with his virtuoso interpretations coaxes a whole new palette of tonalities from his instrument. The listener perceives finely calibrated echo plays in surprising cascades of brilliant mastery of this rarely heard solo instrument,  an eye-opener not only for specialists. Concerto (bimonthly music magazine, Austria), 1/2008 (“tontraeger contemporary” section) [Christian   Haimel]   ...   is   a   shooting   star   among   the   classical   guitarists.   For   this   recording   the   only   26-year-old   has   chosen   a   multi-faceted   programme   with   four   highly   demanding concert pieces which pose the highest of challenges in interpretation for every guitar player – and Christian Haimel masters them with ease and verve. Main-Echo (daily, Germany), No 30, February 5, 2008 “With an inner smile” Guitar player Christian Haimel makes his audience at the Aschaffenburg music school dream. Online Musik Magazin (Germany, online publicatication), February 3, 2008 Ingo Negwer “Terrific impression” Christian Haimel debuts at the Aschaffenburg Guitar Days ...Another   insiders'   tip   is   the   young   Austrian   guitarist   Christian   Haimel.   With      his   terrific   performance   at   the   concert   hall   of   the   city's   music   school,   Haimel   celebrated   an acclaimed debut at this renowned festival. Falter (weekly, Austria), issue 27/2008, July 2, 2008 Carsten Fastner At   the   end   of   his   debut   album   Christian   Haimel   flies   into   space   ...   the   Upper   Austrian   guitar   player   (born   1981)   proves   to   be   a   great   musician   –   with   the   courage   to   look   outside the boundaries of the usual repertoires for concert guitar. For that he was awarded the [Austrian  Oe1 Radio's monthly]  Pasticcio Prize in June. Nuertinger, Wendlinger Zeitung (daily, Germany) July 20, 2008 “A talent ready to make a major leap” Christian   Haimel   convinced   his   audience   at   the   Kreuzkiche   church.   They   were   awarded   with   a   concert   that   was   very   much   worth   listening   to   and   got   to   know   a   likeable   young artist.   Kronen Zeitung (daily, Austria) August 14, 2010 “Contemporary Evening” ...successful guitar player Christian Haimel exhibited a different side as a virtuoso singing ministrel ... NeuesVolksblatt (daily, Austria), August 14, 2010 “Grand vocal acrobatics and guitar technique” ... [Christian Haimel] who managed to enthrall his audience even when performing only contemporary pieces due to detailed sound composition and mastery of technique ... Neues Volksblatt, (daily, Austria) June 21, 2010 “Guitar at St Florian monastery” ... the high quality of his performance lies in the playful variety of the delicate timbre and in his musical expressiveness ...   Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung (Germany), November 23, 2009 “A virtuoso string performance” ... The young artist has been filling large concert halls for years, and, not for nothing, is being called the 'man with the singing guitar' ... Neues Volksblatt (daily, Austria) May 15, 2009 “A high-calibre guitar virtuoso” His creativity seems boundless ... whatever the genre, his play becomes a declaration of love Classical Guitar Magazin, März 2005 (Colin Cooper) “Christian   Haimel,   from   Austria,   deservedly   won   the   second   prize   with   convincing   performances   of   Giuliani's   Rossiniana   No.1   and   Brouwer's   Sonata   this   latter   perhaps   the most-played   contemporary   work   of   the   moment.   The   march   in   the   Giuliani   was   hammered   out   with   such   verve   that   I   almost   felt   like   saluting   the   nearest   flag,   but   it   was   lyrical as   well.   There   was   an   urgency   in   the   Brouwer   piece   that   kept   the   stresses   of   over-familiarity   at   bay.   In   the   semi-final   Haimel   had   given   one   of   the   best   performances   of Walton's   Bagatelles   I   have   ever   heard.   For   once,   the   con   slancio   (dashing,   bounding,   leaping)   direction   was   obeyed   to   the   letter;   this   was   the   Walton   of   Belshazzar's   Feast, and I’m sure Walton would have loved it.”
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© 2016 Christian Haimel
Neues   Volksblatt   (daily,   Austria),   “Hoertest”, January 12, 2008 ...   On   his   recently   released   first   CD   we   clearly hear,     pleasing     harmonies     presented     with elegant    confidence    on    the    classical    guitar. Christian       Haimel       with       great       sensitivity pursues   the   colours   inherent   in   the   sound   of his        guitar        and        with        his        virtuoso interpretations   coaxes   a   whole   new   palette of tonalities from his instrument. The   listener   perceives   finely   calibrated   echo plays      in      surprising      cascades      of      brilliant mastery   of   this   rarely   heard   solo   instrument,   an eye-opener not only for specialists. Concerto        (bimonthly        music        magazine, Austria),   1/2008   (“tontraeger   contemporary” section) [Christian   Haimel]   ...   is   a   shooting   star   among the   classical   guitarists.   For   this   recording   the only    26-year-old    has    chosen    a    multi-faceted programme     with     four     highly     demanding concert    pieces    which    pose    the    highest    of challenges   in   interpretation   for   every   guitar player   –   and   Christian   Haimel   masters   them with ease and verve. Main-Echo   (daily,   Germany),   No   30,   February 5, 2008 “With an inner smile” Guitar     player     Christian     Haimel     makes     his audience   at   the   Aschaffenburg   music   school dream. Online      Musik      Magazin      (Germany,      online publicatication), February 3, 2008 Ingo Negwer “Terrific impression” Christian   Haimel   debuts   at   the   Aschaffenburg Guitar Days ...Another   insiders'   tip   is   the   young   Austrian guitarist    Christian    Haimel.    With        his    terrific performance   at   the   concert   hall   of   the   city's music   school,   Haimel   celebrated   an   acclaimed debut at this renowned festival. Falter   (weekly,   Austria),   issue   27/2008,   July   2, 2008 Carsten Fastner At    the    end    of    his    debut    album    Christian Haimel   flies   into   space   ...   the   Upper   Austrian guitar   player   (born   1981)   proves   to   be   a   great musician   –   with   the   courage   to   look   outside the    boundaries    of    the    usual    repertoires    for concert   guitar.   For   that   he   was   awarded   the [Austrian        Oe1    Radio's    monthly]        Pasticcio Prize in June. Nuertinger,        Wendlinger        Zeitung        (daily, Germany) July 20, 2008 “A talent ready to make a major leap” Christian    Haimel    convinced    his    audience    at the    Kreuzkiche    church.    They    were    awarded with    a    concert    that    was    very    much    worth listening   to   and   got   to   know   a   likeable   young artist.   Kronen    Zeitung    (daily,    Austria)    August    14, 2010 “Contemporary Evening” ...successful    guitar    player    Christian    Haimel exhibited   a   different   side   as   a   virtuoso   singing ministrel ... NeuesVolksblatt    (daily,    Austria),    August    14, 2010 “Grand vocal acrobatics and guitar technique” ...   [Christian   Haimel]   who   managed   to   enthrall his     audience     even     when     performing     only contemporary   pieces   due   to   detailed   sound composition and mastery of technique ... Neues Volksblatt, (daily, Austria) June 21, 2010 “Guitar at St Florian monastery” ...   the   high   quality   of   his   performance   lies   in the   playful   variety   of   the   delicate   timbre   and in his musical expressiveness ...   Wetzlarer   Neue   Zeitung   (Germany),   November 23, 2009 “A virtuoso string performance” ...    The    young    artist    has    been    filling    large concert   halls   for   years,   and,   not   for   nothing,   is being   called   the   'man   with   the   singing   guitar' ... Neues Volksblatt (daily, Austria) May 15, 2009 “A high-calibre guitar virtuoso” His    creativity    seems    boundless    ...    whatever the   genre,   his   play   becomes   a   declaration   of love Classical Guitar Magazin, März 2005 (Colin Cooper) “Christian    Haimel,    from    Austria,    deservedly won      the      second      prize      with      convincing performances    of    Giuliani's    Rossiniana    No.1 and   Brouwer's   Sonata   this   latter   perhaps   the most-played      contemporary      work      of      the moment.     The     march     in     the     Giuliani     was hammered   out   with   such   verve   that   I   almost felt   like   saluting   the   nearest   flag,   but   it   was lyrical   as   well.   There   was   an   urgency   in   the Brouwer   piece   that   kept   the   stresses   of   over- familiarity   at   bay.   In   the   semi-final   Haimel   had given     one     of     the     best     performances     of Walton's    Bagatelles    I    have    ever    heard.    For once,    the    con    slancio    (dashing,    bounding, leaping)   direction   was   obeyed   to   the   letter; this    was    the    Walton    of    Belshazzar's    Feast, and I’m sure Walton would have loved it.”
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© 2016 Christian Haimel
Neues Volksblatt (daily, Austria), “Hoertest”, January 12, 2008 …   On   his   recently   released   first   CD   we   clearly   hear,   pleasing   harmonies   presented   with   elegant confidence   on   the   classical   guitar.   Christian   Haimel   with   great   sensitivity   pursues   the   colours   inherent in    the    sound    of    his    guitar    and    with    his    virtuoso    interpretations    coaxes    a    whole    new    palette    of tonalities from his instrument. The   listener   perceives   finely   calibrated   echo   plays   in   surprising   cascades   of   brilliant   mastery   of   this rarely heard solo instrument,  an eye-opener not only for specialists. Concerto (bimonthly music magazine, Austria), 1/2008 (“tontraeger contemporary” section) [Christian   Haimel]   ...   is   a   shooting   star   among   the   classical   guitarists.   For   this   recording   the   only   26- year-old   has   chosen   a   multi-faceted   programme   with   four   highly   demanding   concert   pieces   which pose   the   highest   of   challenges   in   interpretation   for   every   guitar   player   –   and   Christian   Haimel   masters them with ease and verve. Main-Echo (daily, Germany), No 30, February 5, 2008 “With an inner smile” Guitar player Christian Haimel makes his audience at the Aschaffenburg music school dream. Online Musik Magazin (Germany, online publicatication), February 3, 2008 Ingo Negwer “Terrific impression” Christian Haimel debuts at the Aschaffenburg Guitar Days ...Another   insiders'   tip   is   the   young   Austrian   guitarist   Christian   Haimel.   With      his   terrific   performance at   the   concert   hall   of   the   city's   music   school,   Haimel   celebrated   an   acclaimed   debut   at   this   renowned festival. Falter (weekly, Austria), issue 27/2008, July 2, 2008 Carsten Fastner At   the   end   of   his   debut   album   Christian   Haimel   flies   into   space   ...   the   Upper   Austrian   guitar   player (born   1981)   proves   to   be   a   great   musician   –   with   the   courage   to   look   outside   the   boundaries   of   the usual   repertoires   for   concert   guitar.   For   that   he   was   awarded   the   [Austrian      Oe1   Radio's   monthly]     Pasticcio Prize in June. Nuertinger, Wendlinger Zeitung (daily, Germany) July 20, 2008 “A talent ready to make a major leap” Christian   Haimel   convinced   his   audience   at   the   Kreuzkiche   church.   They   were   awarded   with   a   concert that was very much worth listening to and got to know a likeable young artist.   Kronen Zeitung (daily, Austria) August 14, 2010 “Contemporary Evening” ...successful guitar player Christian Haimel exhibited a different side as a virtuoso singing ministrel ... NeuesVolksblatt (daily, Austria), August 14, 2010 “Grand vocal acrobatics and guitar technique” ...     [Christian     Haimel]     who     managed     to     enthrall     his     audience     even     when     performing     only contemporary pieces due to detailed sound composition and mastery of technique ... Neues Volksblatt, (daily, Austria) June 21, 2010 “Guitar at St Florian monastery” ...   the   high   quality   of   his   performance   lies   in   the   playful   variety   of   the   delicate   timbre   and   in   his musical expressiveness ...   Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung (Germany), November 23, 2009 “A virtuoso string performance” ...   The   young   artist   has   been   filling   large   concert   halls   for   years,   and,   not   for   nothing,   is   being   called the 'man with the singing guitar' ... Neues Volksblatt (daily, Austria) May 15, 2009 “A high-calibre guitar virtuoso” His creativity seems boundless ... whatever the genre, his play becomes a declaration of love Classical Guitar Magazin, März 2005 (Colin Cooper) “Christian   Haimel,   from   Austria,   deservedly   won   the   second   prize   with   convincing   performances   of Giuliani's   Rossiniana   No.1   and   Brouwer's   Sonata   this   latter   perhaps   the   most-played   contemporary work   of   the   moment.   The   march   in   the   Giuliani   was   hammered   out   with   such   verve   that   I   almost   felt like   saluting   the   nearest   flag,   but   it   was   lyrical   as   well.   There   was   an   urgency   in   the   Brouwer   piece   that kept    the    stresses    of    over-familiarity    at    bay.    In    the    semi-final    Haimel    had    given    one    of    the    best performances   of   Walton's   Bagatelles   I   have   ever   heard.   For   once,   the   con   slancio   (dashing,   bounding, leaping)   direction   was   obeyed   to   the   letter;   this   was   the   Walton   of   Belshazzar's   Feast,   and   I’m   sure Walton would have loved it.”
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