Critics’ Views


“…the most delicate dynamic and colourshading, a master of nuances.” Frankfurter Rundschau

“… exuberant with musical ideas.” Le Cahiers de la Guitare

"...exemplary performances of de Falla, Turina, Tárrega, and Sor... a particularly fine Homenaje a Tàrrega." Soundboard Magazin

”… a congenial interpreter, also for contemporary music.” General Anzeiger Bonn

”Enthusiastic applause for his emotional and technically-perfect performance.” Darmstädter Echo

”Expressive melodic lines, wonderful ornaments and the finest of dynamics. Impressive the artist’s spectrum of sound, expressive strength, and his sure style. Nashir counts amongst the greatest in his trade.” Wetterauer Zeitung

”There was a fascination right from the start [hesse radio-concert at Arolsen Baroquefestival] for Nashir’s virtuosity that was simply there, and not pumped up for show.” Waldeckische Landeszeitung

”You could have heard a mouse cough, so still was the audience in the Rittersaal listening to the intercultural melting pot so brilliantly offered. Nashir played technically sovereign and with such relaxed Grandezza that huge applause left him no choice but to give several encores.” Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

”Short and sharp, the last tone rang out through the concert hall… -Seconds of silence and then came the roar of applause. The young guitarist had indeed transfixed his audience with his sensitive guitar playing. He demonstrated without doubt in Rodrigos “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre”, that the guitar can hold its own as a full-blown classical instrument alongside an orchestra. All this with such lightness and joy that made listening the finest pleasure.” Die Norddeutsche

”He is a master in the apparently effortless presentation of very old flamenco music. Nashir played the famous second movement [Concierto de Aranjuez of Rodrigo] in all its beauty, and with all the ornaments sounding as natural as if he had just invented them.” Ruhr Nachrichten