Reviews

Athens & Epidaurus Festival,
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens

"Under the baton of Jens Troester, the Athens State Orchestra presented a thoroughly successful performance, displaying a remarkable rhythmic assurance, with a lithe string sound and well-tuned winds. In acts 4 and 5 of the film particularly, music and the moving image merged to create a fascinating whole, a 'call to revolution' that reached its Athenian audience."

Online Merker, July 6, 2017

 

Il barbiere di Siviglia, Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim 2015
“Under the thrilling leadership of Jens Troester, the comic genius of this music is apparent from the overture all the way to the finale. With an emphasis on the score, it is performed brilliantly by the orchestra: perfectly in tune, expressive, an ecstatic celebration of sound. Ovations follow the overture. After the finale, shouts of bravo and volleys of applause from the audience for the almost three-hour performance.“

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, May 18, 2015

 

Symphony Concert, Congress Park Sinfonie, Hanau 2014
“Rousing acclamations met the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, and the sensitive leadership of their conductor, Jens Troester. In the sold-out hall, lovers of classical and contemporary music enjoyed passionate and virtuoso interpretations of works by Miklós Rózsa and Antonin Dvorák. From the beginning, a clear sense of unity and a unique harmonic concentration pervaded the Rózsa, the soloists of the orchestra coming to the fore with remarkable clarity. The conductor led with both precision and drive.“

Hanauer Anzeiger, September 13, 2014

 

Symphony Concert, Capitol Classic Lounge Offenbach 2013
“Troester evoked the drama of the music between longing and pathos, between passion and exhilaration. Different moods were carefully painted with sweeping melodic lines and an amazing range of dynamic contrasts. The Scherzo-Waltz was elegant, the bustle of the finale transparent. The tonic major burst forth, making way for the majestic theme of fate, followed in turn by a whirlwind finish. The splendid performance of both orchestra and conductor received a storm of richly-deserved ovations.“

Offenbach Post, November 12, 2013

 

Symphony Concert, Klasse Klassik Sommer Friedberg 2013
“Thanks to Jens Troester‘s fabulous conducting, the interplay between orchestra and soloist was effortlessly precise and superbly coordinated, with an attractive liveliness, utilizing every possible color of the orchestral spectrum.“

Wetterauer Zeitung, August 29, 2013

 

Fifth Concerto at the Castle, Altenburg 2013
“Jens Troester realized the mixture of Mozartean lightness, romantic fervor, French elegance, and the conclusion with a dash of Russian folklore, with every possible transparency and attention to detail. From the very first bar the string sound unfolded beautifully and throughout the performance, Troester delighted with a superb sense of phrasing.“

Osterländer Volkszeitung, May 3, 2013

 

Die Feuersbrunst, Theater Gera 2013
“Few things are easier to play than Haydn, and even fewer are harder than playing Haydn well! With aplomb the Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic does just that. From an unusual position in the middle of the hall, Troester remains firmly in control and revels in the delicacies of this wonderful score.“

Ostthüringer Zeitung, April 2, 2013

 

I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Theater Altenburg 2011
“The young conductor exuded unfailing reliability matched with outstanding musical intuition. The Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic was more than willing to be inspired by this, and responded again and again with brilliance and dramatic impetus.“

Freie Presse Chemnitz, June 8, 2011

 

Ulenspiegel, Theater Gera 2011
“A triumph! Jens Troester conducted briskly, almost breathlessly, in a dramatically charged interpretation. Chorus and orchestra follow him perfectly throughout.“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, January 30, 2011

 

Wallenstein (German premiere), Theater Gera 2009
“Jens Troester achieves a convincing balance, accentuating contrasts of tempo and dynamics, and virtually celebrating the Pappenheim-March‘s surging momentum with an overwhelming swagger and brilliance.“

opernnetz.de, October 27, 2009

 

Symphony Concert, Klasse Klassik Sommer Friedberg 2008
“The interpretation of Beethoven‘s Fifth can be praised as nothing less than congenial. Mastering these towering mountains of sound without faltering is the result of each and every orchestra musician‘s, and particularily Jens Troester‘s efforts, who pushed everyone to their limits in the forty minutes of reaching the light.“

Gießener Allgemeine, August 15, 2008

 

The Tales of Hoffmann, Landestheater Neustrelitz 2005
“The success of the evening was due in large parts to Jens Troester in the orchestra pit. All the virtues of a seasoned Kapellmeister were brought into play, and the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic was led in an exciting and passionate reading, serving the drama at every turn. Colorations and poetic moods ranged from extreme tenderness to demonic climaxes - turning the Tales of Hoffmann into the Tales of Troester!“

Nordkurier, April 18, 2005