Badische Zeitung, 3 December 2010

“Impetuous Applause for Young Pianist - It was a pleasure to listen to her. She presented with admirable technique, vigour and empathy with the performed works a gorgeous concert.”

Badische Zeitung, 29 January 2008

“Fabulous Music competently interpreted - The cellist Olivia Jeremias and the pianist Christina Brandner in the series ‘Young Podium’ in Burghof in Lörrach: […] indeed no listener could elude the interpretational strength of the both young musicians. They performed the works vividly and with an unbelievably wide, dynamic spectrum, so that the listeners followed the interpretation magnetisedly. They were thereby equal partners, who passed the musical lines to each other; most notably they played exemplary the sometimes very quiet parts. So emerged a differentiated, often inspiring performance, drawing and abiding ample archs of suspense.”

Braunschweiger Zeitung, 26 February 2007

“The concert was crowned by Mozart’s piano concerto KV 488. […] The soloist Christina Brandner (piano) proved to be a genuine stroke of luck. Without posture, but with flawless technique, and utilising the broad palette of colours, she managed to create a blissful interpretation. In the end, a quite bright and gorgeously sparkling, virtuoso finale, ravishingly played by the artist from Dresden …”

Badische Zeitung, 25 June 2006

“Heroic Merit. Schumann, Hindemith, Scriabin, verily not an easy repertoire, which Brandner mastered though with spirit, energy and sensitive intuition for tone. […] Christina Brandner shaped differentiatedly and soulfully every individual piece, exposed the ballad niftily and lightly, in tenderly fine timbres, approached the mazurka and the polonaise with peppy expression and sonorously, and put the balletic character of the pieces perfectly out. […] Shortly, a markedly brillant recital …”

Basler Zeitung, 17/18 Juli 2004

“… The German pianist Christina Brandner recorded just these mazurkas so convincingly, that one feels the closeness to Chopin not as epigonal, but as an authentic quality. This is on the one hand due to the freedom of the time mass, with which Brandner avoids any schematism, whereby the elegance of these little works comes absolutely to bear, on the other hand due to the wide spectrum of her dynamics, which ranges from delicate pianissimo to strong fortissimo and dispels any latent saloony moment from these miniatures. A significant, intelligent interpretation of these masterpieces …”

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 9 February 2004

“Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto in Dresden […] Christina Brandner was an excellent, vigorous soloist, who effortlessly presented the virtuosity of the work and did not descended into sentimentality in the contemplative passages”

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 20 January 2004

“She presented herself as a courageous artist, whose exemplary ability to shape the musical line is filled with an intense musical spirit. Impressive her unconsumed pianistic strength, her energy, from which she momentarily allowed herself to be overcome […] for example in Schumann’s F-sharp Minor Sonata. Christina Brandner took this eruption of passion and youthful rapture literally and descended incredibly committed and detail conscience into the sonata. […] Christina Brandner appears to have a special affinity to his (Prokofieff’s) highly individual vocabulary. She mastered the Scherzo perfectly with profound expression, glistening, virtuosi garlands charmed the Finale.. an interpretation of great consistency.”

Berliner Zeitung, 19 August 2003

“She possesses a splendid comprehension for the relationship of sound and time.”

Landeszeitung Lüneburg, 26 May 2003

“Her special gift for breathing melody and multi-coloured tone shaping became apparent in the first Mazurka […] Christina Brandner’s “Hommage à Scriabin” was marked by a superior pianistic touch and musically very temperamental […] Brandner shifted the joyful, ecstatic, visionary, intoxicating core of the music to the centre. Brandner manages the metre with special subtlety.”

Sächsische Zeitung, 27 January 2003

“This evening’s concert was an event for the city of Radeberg and the region beyond. Christina Brandner enthused the concert goers with her unusually sensitive interpretations.”

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 8 October 2001

“The artist set the highlight with the F-sharp Minor Sonata of Robert Schumann. Brandner’s playing had the capacity to touch. Her brilliant virtuosity served to release the tones of her soul. Especially because of this, the Schumann seemed so authentic, full of passion and emotions […] her interpretation was purely poetic.”

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 3 Juli 2001

“Mature and impressive interpretation […] her strength lies in an particularly discreet, and from an inner peace shaped performance, that especially allows the musical line and climaxes to be organically experienced […] Listening became a pleasure.”

Sächsische Zeitung, 16 February 2001

“A fantastic evening, with many inspired details […] a breathtaking experience.”