What should one admire more in Maximilian Mangold, the breathtaking technique and precision or the mature highly sensible and differentiated interpretation? It is probably the happy combination of all these elements that make up a musical personality of such a format.
One of the most magnificent peaks in the high-profile series of International Ansbacher Guitar Concerts.
Mangold feeling for tempi is breathtaking in every sense of the word - not only the fast but also the slow ones.
Technical perfection, beauty of tone, remarkably subtle dynamic gradations and the contemplation of the gifted soloists let the audience catch their breath.
With admirable subtlety Maximilian Mangold introduces the characters from Shakespeare's plays which Henze has lined up in a unique sonata form - a highlight of the concertante Henze Week.
The concert guitarist delighted the audience from the first to the last chord.
Impressive musicality and great expression characterize the playing of Maximilian Mangold. The young guitarist showed the full range of what is possible with his instrument in terms of moods and emotional expression.
Mangold does not engage himself in showmanship. His music-making is more like a deep immersion in the composition, a careful tracking of its content and mediation of the same.
Hessisch Niedersächsischer Anzeiger
M. Mangold is undoubtedly one of the most important guitarists. His technique is simply perfect and paired with a unique expressiveness.
If there is a young guitarist who is able to give expression to his instrument, then it is certainly Maximilian Mangold.
Mangold's style of interpretation is not a virtuoso showmanship. A soloist of his quality does not need that. He woos his audience however with such an intense playing that they enthusiastically follow him in a journey of discovery into the world of guitar music.
M. Mangold aroused enthusiasm as a passionate guitarist and master of delicate sounds with which he tooks his listeners into a world of dreams.
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Maximilian Mangold plays engaged, pronounced, decisive, then softly, escaping, like fading away in the distance, but always fully awake and present. ..extraordinary drive for quality with full empathy.
It is an extraordinary music experience which M. Mangold offers to the listeners. His playing style fascinates for the variety of expression, the extremely tense dynamic and the subtlest nuances. To experience this live is breathtaking.