The lyrical melodies were free and light, and the fugue was absolutely clear and dramatically built. Beethoven’s music breathed freely. As it should be.

Gerd Kowa, Die Rheinpfalz


Brahms with burning passion.

Wianne Kampen, Wilhelmshavener Zeitung


Brahms-Variations played as  if possessed.

Ralf Recklies, Stuttgarter Zeitung


The pianist let the inner poetry and delicate tones shine in the lyrical passages, and the power of the virtuosic ones. Moritz Winkelmann is a virtuoso with deepth of soul. He combines tecnical souvereignity with fierce spirit. In his Brahms encore, he once more displayed his fine sense of touch.

Rainer Köhl, Die Rheinpfalz


Mr. Winkelmanns characteristicly powerful interpretation of Beethoven came from a deep understanding of the work and a comanding understanding of form and style, on top of that came a brilliant and lucid virtuosity.

Klaus Roß, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung


[…] Moritz Winkelmann […] was brilliant in Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major. The pianist shaped the transfigured harmonies and virtuosic eruptions as well as the meaningful even intimate dialogues between solo cello and piano with sincerity and passion, aided by his astounding technique. Through the musical depth of this exceptional artist the composition became an acoustical thriller at its finest. Playing together with this terrific pianist, the TfN-Philharmonic, under the baton of Friedemann Seitzer, became a remarkable ensemble. Well deserved Bravos and several minutes of ovation for the soloist, the TfN-Philharmonic and the maestro came at the end.

Birgit Jürgens, Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung


The audience had every good reason to give standing ovations after both of the two sold out recitals where Moritz Winkelmann displayed his talent in works by Handel, Brahms, Beethoven, and Liszt. The  inner passion in Moritz Winkelmanns Brahms variations and the way he played with the nuances – full of sensitivity without becoming sentimental- was downright impressive. Winkelmann submerges himself into the music and makes Brahmsfugue a brilliant ending. On the one hand Winkelmanns facility enthuses the audience, on the other hand his tremendous expressiveness fascinates.

Ralf Recklies, Stuttgarter Zeitung


[…] There is always the pianist Moritz Winkelmann, whose exceptionally gifted playing is  truly easy on the ears. In his Brahms, Winkelmann managed to elicit eruptive viciousness as well as a sustained cantabile. One could feel rage and despair, joy and cheerfulness — all to the listener’s delight.

Markus Mertens, Badische Neue Nachrichten


In his […] second Piano Concerto, Liszt reveals his sensitive and lyrical side, which was fascinatingly and thoughtfully brought out by Moritz Winkelmann at the piano, creating from the first notes a profound experience for the audience.

Joachim Dürich, Goslarsche Zeitung


Moritz Winkelmann began the piece with a powerful touch. In general, it appeared as if the soloist lifted the orchestra over and over again to the climaxes. The imperitave disposition toward playing powerful chord progressions and delivering hammering parallel octaves did not overpower Winkelmanns ability to play tenderly, as in the trill figures in the second movement that rose up like butterflies. With his encore, BrahmsWaltz in A flat, the pianist took leave of his enthusiastic audience.

Waltraud Brunst, Mannheimer Morgen


The internationally renowned pianist Moritz Winkelmann opened the concert with Beethovens bold piano concerto No.1 outstandingly well and with youthful freshness, keeping close contact to the excellent TfN-Philharmonic. With expressiveness and a powerful flood of energy Winkelmann held the dynamic tensions between the contrasting themes. He gave free rein to his immagination and was immensely compelling. Thundering applause followed.

Joachim Dürich, Goslarsche Zeitung


When Moritz Winkelmann won the Richard-Laugs-Competition, he told our newspaper he was very pleased that  the jury found his playing to be „from the heart“. His performance showed that the young and highly acclaimed pianist has preserved this quality in himself. As encore – a gem: Schumanns Träumerei“.

Waltraud Brunst, Mannheimer Morgen