Dirk Balthaus is one of the most refined players in the country...
Melancholic, congenial, wise piano playing. Pure pleasure, and luxury! Like smoking plus Gin plus hot earrings.
- Gerburg Jahnke
Balthaus is not the pianist who is looking for spectacle. He is looking especially for melody and ingenious harmonies. By doing this he covers the whole spectrum from slightly binding to impressive.
Pianist Dirk Balthaus let us hear the difference between making music and let music happen... His story-telling is remarkable.
Poetic music that captures the ear, captures the heart.
- Hein v/d Geyn
Dirk Balthaus is a wonderful pianist. He needs very few decorations to achieve beauty.
...inspired storytelling... Jazz is not only music, but also a way of living... very sympathic.
...flowing pieces and musicians who have mastered their material. Balthaus plays consequent lines in his solos, with logical climaxes.