Latest reviews

Bruckner 7 / BBC Philharmonic Manchester

“an orchestra at the top of its game…Her interpretation (of Bruckner 7) was a compelling one.. Her approach made structures clear… New soundscapes were revealed in considerable glory…Phrases were eloquently shaped with a light but intelligent touch, and Bihlmaier knew how to let melody lead the way”

theartsdesk , March 2024

Stravinsky, Beethoven, R. Schumann / Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

„With her friendly yet determined demeanour, the director of The Hague’s Residentie Orkest quickly won over the audience… From the outset, she brought out rhythmic wit just as bravely as the ironically languid moments from the horns and violins.“

„Robert Schumann’s Symphony No.4, was charged to bursting point with energy by Bihlmaier, now without a baton. The delicate tempi were perfectly paced, and the eerie transition into the finale was fantastic.“
Weser-Kurier Bremen, February 2024

„Sparkling and fresh, entertaining and light… majestic and sonorous – it gets under your skin!“
Klassik-begeistert, February 2024

Wagner, Mozart, Beethoven / London Philharmonic Orchestra

„Anja Bihlmaier took the helm in her debut… with both rigour and empathy“

„Thanks to Bihlmaier… the atmosphere was one of ecstasy and joy“
The Arts Desk, 4*, January 2024

Mahler 2 / National Symphony Orchestra Dublin

„an uplifting and spiritual experience“

„the passionate and ever-energetic conductor Anja Bihlmaier knew how to shape it exquisitely“
Bachtrack, 5*, February 2024


Mahler 2 / Residentie Orkest

“The choir together with conductor Bihlmaier provided optimal euphoria and emotion… Bihlmaier built the symphony fantastically towards those unforgettable final bars. In the sold-out Amare, everything sounded beautifully balanced.”
Trouw, 4*, February 2024

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique / Residentie Orkest

Volkskrant, 4*, January 2024