Press

“[…] Andreas Mader entfaltet auf seinem Saxofon eine in jedem Moment unberechenbare Klanrede voller berstener Sforzato-Eruptionen, voll tonaler Gratwanderungen und oft bis an die Grenze des Spielbaren reichend. Extrem reaktionsschnell sind die Klavierimpulse von Christos Papandreopoulos. […] Andreas Mader und Christos Papandreopoulos haben bis dahin genügend Bilder im Kopf entstehen lassen und diese auf ihren Instrumenten sehr wirkungsmächtig an ihre Hörerschaft weitergegeben – ganz abgesehen von der schier unglaublich differenzierten klanglichen und tonalen Brandbreite, die vor allem Saxofonist Andreas Mader aus seinem Instrument heraus holt! […] full review (in German)

Klassik-Heute Empfehlung, Stefan Pieper (17.05.2019)


Magnificent classic concert
[…] The Duo celebrated the works with high emotions and perfect technique, which was rewarded by the audience‘s frenetic applauding […]“ full review (in German)

Johanna Schweinester, Bezirksblätter (5.4.2019)


“ […] Verführerisch, frivol, klagend, weinerlich, melancholisch, erdig, metallisch, luftig seufzend, aggressiv, furchteinflößend, vehement zupackend: Mit kaum einem anderen Instrument lässt sich die Bandbreite emotionaler Befindlichkeiten besser darstellen als mit dem Saxophon – wenn man’s kann.

Diese Fülle der Klangqualitäten schöpft der aus Jochberg stammende Saxophonist Andreas Mader aus, wenn er gemeinsam mit dem griechischen Pianisten Christos Papandreopoulus auf der bei 7 Mountain Records erschienenen Debüt-CD „Lilith & Lulu“ das Porträt von zwei legendär starken Frauen zeichnet. […]” full review (in German)

Markus Hauser, Tiroler Tageszeitung (4.4.2019)


“[…] In allen Kompositionen glänzt Mader mit einer phänomenalem Beherrschung des Klangs, und zusammen mit dem Pianisten gelingen ihm faszinierend spannende Interpretationen.”

♪♪♪♪♪ on pizzicato.lu (24.3.2019)


“[…] It’s a program comprising music that challenges both technically and artistically, on which Mader and Papandreopoulos deserve a certificate of ingenuity (gracefully written on parchment) with their charming, seductive and at times ominous playing. […]
full review (in Dutch

Jan de Kruijff, Musicalifeiten


“[…] Bolcom’s praise can also apply without reservation to the execution of the other pieces, because of the skillful music-making. That the image is predominantly dark and ominous is clear, but because both musicians (now selected for the Dutch Classical Talent Tour 2019-2020) know how to add so much color and nuance, it becomes even more fascinating and impressive. What speaks for the choice of music of the two gentlemen, is that the works (the first three are still living composers) they selected for their debut CD don’t just fit them perfectly, but are also a jack-pot from a programmatic point of view. The fascinating, well-written explanation in the booklet is made by the Greek pianist. […]”
full review (in dutch)

Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek about the CD “Lilith & Lulu” (7.3.2019)


“According to saxophonist Andreas Mader and pianist Christos Papandreopoulos the demonic Lilith from Jewish mythology and Alban Bergs Lulu share the same dark tempress-blood. On their debut album, the duo therefore sketches a double portrait of the two archetypal femmes fatales. Their interpretation of Berg’s Vier Stücke makes it clear why the duo was recently selected for the Dutch Classical Talent Tour 2019-20. Wonderful how much color Papandreopoulos knows how to lay in a piano chord in the Sehr langsam. […]”

☆☆☆☆

Joep Christenhusz, NRC Handelsblad about the CD “Lilith & Lulu” (6.3.2019)


“[…] Lilith and Lulu, beings of the night, illustrated with dark, often unearthly sounds. Andreas Mader and Christos Papandreopoulos manage to turn these figures to the world. Through the equivalence between saxophone and piano, the succession of soloistic parts and the juxtaposition of bright and dark colors, they become approachable, vivid and pictorial […] ”

BR Klassik – CD-Tipp (5.3.2019)


Duo Mader/Papandreopoulos live @ NPO Radio 4 Podium (28.02.2019)


“[…] This is a top-duo that works out contemporary compositions in an atmospheric and interpretive way to the smallest nuances. William Bolcom’s demonic Lilith and Lilith as seductress, the role that Sam David Wamper tailors for her, sound immensely fascinating and daring in timing. The silences on this CD are dazzling, the interpretations, also of Berg’s Lulu-Suite, highly delicate.”

☆☆☆☆☆

Rudolf Nammensma, Leeuwarder Courant/Dagblad van het Noorden about the CD “Lilith & Lulu” (22.02.2019)