Mar 11 2024

Latest reviews

Sibelius, Mahler, Ligeti / Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie

“Ein packendes Konzert, mit einem spannenden Debüt am Pult des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters. Anja Bihlmaier hat ihren ganz eigenen Stil!”

Hamburger Abendblatt, April 2024

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

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique / Residentie Orkest

Volkskrant, 4*, January 2024


Further information

Feb 12 2024

Bachtrack: Andrew Larkin

Thrilling Mahler 2 from Anja Bihlmaier and the NSO in Dublin

“This was an uplifting and spiritual experience of Mahler’s Second Symphony that deservedly brought the house down.”


Further information

Coming soon

May 2 2024

Residentie Orkest

Josef Špaček, Violine

Amare, Den Haag