The way he plays Chopin is soft and poetic, but never shallow.

He's got dramatic impulse, but performs without unnecessary sensationalism. He elaborates melodic beauty and shady melancholy just as well as the music's changes in temper, without ever sounding too bittersweet. Melodious impact and devotion. Everything is lyric poetry. A hovering sound. Clarity without edge.

-        Reutlinger Generalanzeiger 29.10.2002, after Chopin-Matinee

 

...the nocturnes turn into tenderly-passionate serenades, the Debussy preludes shed fairy-tale-like radiance.

-        Oberallgäu-Kultur 07.08.2001

 

...he began with Mozart's captivating A Major Sonata KV 331 and met its melodious character with charm and sensitivity. The delightful finale followed with liveliness: Mozart, the way he was meant to be played! Technical ability and a musical insight also marked his performances of other pieces.

The Chopin Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante impressed with noblesse, the Debussy preludes pleased with fine nuances.

-        Bonner Stadtanzeiger 03.04.2000

 

...in “Variations Symphonique” Reitenbach demonstrated his diverse and colorful play in lyrical passages as well as brilliance in exacting runs.

-        Stuttgart News 25.05.2004

 

Reitenbach is one of the most promising talents, I have met in a long time.

            - Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger, Educationalist and Judge of various competitions