Those three are awarded
Südkurier October 19th 2009, Daniel Kummetz
„Common opinion holds that playing the recorder is simple, that it produces high-pitched sounds, and that it is somehow an instrument useful only for early music lessons in pre-school. With her performance at the Newcomer Award of the City of Konstanz, Kristina Schoch has proven that these assumptions are incorrect. She is prize winner in the music category and has proven that the recorder has a much greater potential when a real master is playing the instrument.
K. Schoch is a convincing musician who appreciates traditions and likewise explores new directions in music. She is honoured with various awards.“
Perfect Performance with Fingering and Breathing Control
Südkurier, October 6th 2009, Reinhard Müller
„...time was flying while the young artist demonstrated the potential of the recorder. Additionally highlighted with musical poems by Hermann Hesse, her professional performance was shining and entertaining.“
„...next to the presentation of instruments from various epochs and designs -from soprano to bass recorders- her performance was vibrant and sparkling. The lively program of mostly short musical pieces from different styles was completed by an easily understandable presentation. Most notably, however, was her perfect control of fingering, breathing technique, tongue acrobatics, expression and stylistic acuity. (...)
Finally, the young recorder advocate started her major offensive: Sitting on a bar stool, she played Charlie Parkers “Chi Chi” for sax on her bass recorder in a way that brimmed over with brilliant glissandi, rhythmic snaps and spontaneous di-du shouts. (...)
With this performance Kristina Schoch demonstrated once more that the art of playing the recorder has regained its important place in music history.“
And the prize goes to...
Südkurier, September 8th 2009
„Kristina Schoch was awarded the prize for music. The flutist’s goal is to bring the recorder back to the public consciousness. (…)
...a highly skilled recorder player... (...)
Statement of the jury: the virtuosic recorder player received distinguished awards at various contests and international fellowship...(...)
...a remarkable concert career..."
Charming presentation of difficult music
Schwarzwälder Bote, September 7th 2009, Bodo Schnekenburger
summer concert was simply astonishing. The “Duo Lila Lila” presented a rich array
of music with the capricious title “Musical Life of Whistles”. (…)
…with her vivid and beautiful sounding recorder tone the virtuosic and flutist Kristina Schoch performed a little fantasy from Ibert with startling dynamic and wonderful timing.
interplay between the two players was a pleasure to hear. Their stunning
performance in the church was perfectly balanced and always distinguished.(…)
Another proof of the musicians’ talents was their final performance of a breezing Tarantella played as if there had never been such a power of sound in the air.“
Emotions expressed through music
Interview im Südkurier, Juni 23rd 2009, Verena Bufler
„For Kristina Schoch,
music is a way of expressing emotions and innermost feelings.
Additionally she appreciates being able to keep the spirit of composers alive with her playing of their music.“