From Schumann's Sound-World
Pianist Sontraud Speidel Shines
Other pianists sit down on the piano, resting in concentration before their fingers play the first notes. Not Sontraud Speidel. She enters the stage, bows briefly, does not move the piano bench, and immediately begins playing. She seems to forget her audience, immerses herself into the world of sound and the style of the composer. She plays very expressively and guides the audience in a journey through sound [...] She kept that transcendence and special interpretation during the entire recital, and she brought out the particular sound-colors of the different composers.
Allgemeine Zeitung Bingen, July 31, 2006
Translation: Dr. Jürgen Rodeland, John Nisbet