“On the way to stardom is the young pianist Caterina Grewe. She brought everything out of the instrument, with great gesture, courageousness and sense of colour.”

Landeszeitung, Jan 2017

“One of the most compelling Schumann recordings of recent years. Grewe possess the key to Schumann’s soul.”   

Hifi and Records, Oct 2016

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"The Japanese-German pianist Caterina Grewe presents two deeply impressive Schumann interpretations on the Spanish label KNS Classical: Both the "Davidsbündlertänze" and the Third Sonata benefit from a poetic approach. Grewe's interpretations are clearly structured and powerful: A fabulous Schumann interpreter!"

Wiener Zeitung, Aug 2016

“As well as stamina, her playing also has the requisite litheness and elegance that Schumann demands. Though there are dozens of fine accounts of Davidsbündlertänze out there, here is one full of character This is a fine disc and an artist to watch.”

Gramophone Magazine, Jul 2016

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“The mesmerized audience looked on as she completed the 18 pieces, bowing into the piano, striking the final cord and took a moment to break into a deafening ovation.”

The Culture Trip, Jun 2016

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“Grewe used her technically completely limitless piano playing to immerse herself in Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto. She approached the concerto courageously, played it with fascinating virtuosity and overwhelming vitality. She showed the entire range of possible dynamics, enjoyed the sound of the piano, and let the melodies flow with a beautiful feeling. She emphasized the poetry without any false sentimentality.”

Landeszeitung, May 2016

Only once in the history of the Dublin International Piano Competition, in 2003, has artistic director John O’Conor announced that the jury’s choice of winner was unanimous. There was no such announcement last week, when 19-year-old Nathalie Milstein took the top prize for her
performance of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto, making her the first female to win the competition. I thought that Alexander Beyer (in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto) and Caterina Grewe (in Tchaikovsky’s First) were more solid on the night, and found Alexander Bernstein unduly four-square in Rachmaninov’s Third. The jury placed Bernstein second, Beyer third and Grewe fourth. […]
Irish Times, Jun 2015

“Grewe’s interpretation of Liszt’s Dante Sonata was at times a brutal, at times a poetic account, well thought out and played with total commitment, She certainly portrayed List as a virtuoso, but at the same time a revolutionary figure in the Romanic movement.”

Louth International Concert Society, Oct 2013

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"Her virtuosity has no match but for her talent. One feels behind her playing, the passion that perspires to her finger tips - enough to make one shiver."

Le Berry Republican, September 2013

“Her firm grasp on our heartstrings throughout results in two things. The quietest audience I have experienced in these recitals, and a wild yet entirely justified final applause.”

Leeds International Concert Season, Jan 2012 

“Grewe immediately impressed her audience with the grace and sensitivity of her keyboard manner and technique. Every nuance of light and shade was depicted, and watch-like precision was combined with the fluidity of dance.”

Clwb Cerdd Dolgellau Music Club, Jan 2012

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“She had the audience spellbound from the get-go with her complex understanding of this work: at once passionate and light, intense and playful, ferocious and gentle. The precise, controlled exuberance of Grewe’s performance was so formidable, the audience was swept away.”


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“Pianistic Perfection. Her hugely challenging programme required her to surmount every pianistic demand. This she did with ease"

Eastbourne, November 2010

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