Sander Sittig played Beethoven's Fifth Concerto very musically, showing brilliance in the Allegro, a poetical undertone in the Adagio and a wealth of colours in the Rondo. He got a well-deserved ovation.

(Rotterdams Nieuwsblad)

 

Sander Sittig surprised his audience with his sparkling, technically perfect playing.

(De Capellenaar on Debussy Preludes)

 

He achieved a exciting conversation with the strings by his subtle, delicate and immaculate piano playing.

(NRC-Handelsblad on Mozart Piano Quartet)

 

Sander Sittig 's playing; expressive but transparent and bright at the same time

(Rotterdams Nieuwsblad on a chamber concert)

 

Sander Sittig gave an original and passionate interpretation of the Van Baaren Sonatina, played a Beethoven full of flair and Bach with understanding.

(NRC-Handelsblad on the Jacques Vonk Award)

 

A superior talent is that of Sander Sittig of the Netherlands . He is an intelligent and polished performer with imagination and technique to match.

( Palm Beach Daily News on Debussy)

 

The special prize was awarded to Sander Sittig , who clearly was the audience's favourite. Quite understandable, as he showed extremely delicate and aristocratic playing, above all in his passionate rendering of Prokofieff's Second Sonata.

(Eindhovens Dagblad on the Tromp Competition)

 

His interpretation of Beethoven's Sonata was truly amazing. I was impressed by his unfailing sense of structure, timing and elasticity. He made full use of all the contrasts and the sudden changes of mood.

(Noordhollands Dagblad on a recital)

 

He played Saint-Saëns' Second Concerto brilliantly and with French clarity.

(Rotterdams Nieuwsblad)

 

His interpretation turned out to be a very romantic one, delivered with superior style and technique. One sensed the emotion grabbing all listeners, something really gratifying to a performer. The orchestra accompanied him delicately.

(De Brug on Chopin's Second Concerto)

 

Weber's ‘Konzertstück' was a really different matter. It gave pianist Sander Sittig a chance to shine in brilliant passage work which he did with obvious pleasure.

(Rotterdams Nieuwsblad)

 

His playing is simply fabulous. Sittig's interpretation is musically refined and he seems to have no technical limitations. His touch is playful and his renditions sound transparent, natural and very convincing. This pianist caresses even the seemingly most unimportant detail, without losing the big picture. It is surprising how he easily takes big risks and frequently stretches his limits.

(De Gelderlander on a recital)

 

Here as well an enormous interpretative power, alternating between bliss, stubbornness and seriousness.

(Leids Dagblad on a recital)

 

Sander Sittig handled Schubert's poetry excellently and gave wide space to his lyrical expression.

(De Gelderlander on a recital)

 

Sander Sittig 's concentrated, immaculate and moving playing made a big impression, above all his superior Webern and the masterly grand scale in Brahms.

(Brabants Dagblad on a recital)

 

Suspense from the first moment, thanks to technical mastery, a beautiful touch and big yet natural dynamic contrasts. Sittig maintained that mood in the etudes as well, magically turning technique into melodiousness.

(IJmuider Courant on a recital)

 

His Beethoven sounded at times full of drive, then brilliant and contemplative as well.

(Tubantia on a recital)

 

Magic started right during the first eight bars, a chord progession delivered with such intensity everybody would sense a miracle was going to happen. Immediately a flowing symbiosis was created between soloist and orchestra. Sittig constantly took the orchestra on the wings of his passionate and moving interpretation. He expressed the languish of the composer's tormented soul with intimate tenderness, accompanied by delicate strings and excellent flute and clarinet solos.

(BN-De Stem on Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto)