AMSTERDAM Concertgebouw [West German Sinfonia] “With his alert approach, focussing on tonal beauty and speaking details, Dirk Joeres has formed an homogeneous ensemble with a definite character of its own.” NCD Handelsblad


BERLIN Philharmonie: “In their guest concert in the Philharmonie the homogeneity of the West German Sinfonia was most impressive.  Dirk Joeres, their Artistic Director, inspired rhetoric characterization and transparency.” Berliner Tagesspiegel


BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall [West German Sinfonia]: „ …thoroughly entertaining, compelling, enthralling.“ The Birmingham Post


BONN International Beethoven Festival [West German Sinfonia]: “ …a fascinating account of Beethoven’s First Symphony in C major.  In its transparency, crystal clearness and impetus the refined sound of the Orchestra left nothing to desire.” Bonner General Anzeiger


COLOGNE Philharmonie [Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]: “ … Dirk Joeres commands great interpretative power coupled with exemplary care for detail.  He communicates his musical ideas with clarity and the players follow him to perfection.” Kölner Rundschau


DÜSSELDORF Tonhalle [Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]: “Right from the start the Orchestra and their German Maestro Dirk Joeres won the sympathy of the audience.  Few conductors achieve such high-spirits with the first chords of this Symphony [Schumann: Symphony No. 3].  It is the genuine spirit of music which Dirk Joeres draws from the orchestra.  With this he combines enormous vigour and concentration.” NRZ Düsseldorf


MUNICH Philhamonie am Gasteig [West German Sinfonia]: “ Dirk Joeres succeeds in vividly bringing out the innate dialogue-structures of the classical style.  The lively tempi, the transparent, finely-structured orchestral sound endorse these intentions.  Classical music as action and re-action…” Süddeutsche Zeitung


SALZBURG   Festspielhaus [West German Sinfonia.]: ”The Orchestra is superbly grounded in technical discipline and tonal balance.  Joeres belongs to those conductors who certainly know how to make music ‘speak’.” Salzburger Nachrichten


VIENNA Musikvereinssaal [West German Sinfonia.]: ” … a perfect example of how to interpret the classics.  What this Ensemble under the direction of Dirk Joeres achieved reminded one in its splendour of rare Philharmonic sublimity.” Wiener Zeitung


WASHINGTON Kennedy Center: “The West German Sinfonia was a vibrant presence in the hall last night with some of the loveliest orchestral playing in recent memory. … Their Music Director Dirk Joeres conducts with authority, intelligence, directness and musicality.”         

The Washington Post