"A very successful concert with guest conductor Stamatia Karampini. The conductor led the Staatsorchester Darmstadt lively and meticulously, creating so an interpretation that managed to rivet the audience´s attention all the way through the duration of this very complex, intricate music."
(On Wolfgang Rihm´s : "Nähe fern 3")
" Dvorak´s Serenade op.22 was played with a light and transparent sound, with occasional sharp accents and a sense of musical humour. Stamatia Karampini is a very promising conductor: the Vienna Chamber Orchestra was lead with an impressive ease, lightness and joyfulness in this interpretation..."
Neue Kronen Zeitung Vienna
by Florian Krenstetter
"...The conductor Stamatia Karampini and the Orchestra partnered very well. The young Greek conductor made for an absolute highlight together with the excellently rehearsed Orchester des Musikkollegium Winterthur. Not only did she greatly impressed from the very beginning of the program, with Prokofiev´s Andante for Strings and the Suite from "Pelléas et Mélisande" by Sibelius, but her interpretation of the "Symphonie Classique" by Prokofiev was just tremendous. Her conducting style is light and sleek, elegant and clear. From her natural, harmonious movements pulsates the music, like a river. She doesn´t need grand effects, works with precision(...)placing attention to fine details and variation of sounds, she explored the individual voices and wove them together to a deliberate structure. This way, the popular "classical symphony" was a rare listening experience."
Der Zürcher Oberländer Zeitung
by Irène Maier
"The multifaceted score was superbly performed under the expert guidance of conductor Stamatia Karampini, whose abilities were given plenty of opportunities to shine. The talented Maestra demonstrated a vibrant vigour, precision and musical depth, while at the same time always maintained excellent balance amongst Singers, Choir and Ensemble."
( on "Un Ballo in Maschera", Verdi)
by Gerhard Hoffmann
"In the 'Eighth'( Beethoven) Karampini phrased beautifully the first movement, singing phrases and emanating beauty. A scrumptious "Allegretto" was accomplished, with a great sense of rhythm and clear sound. This was a first time performance for the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra of the piece "Dona Nobis Pacem" by Vaughan Williams featuring the "Orfeo Català" choir; the interpretation was filled with attractive colours, great textures of its melodies and a lot of passion."
by Ablo Meledez-Haddad
"Stamatia Karampini refrained from special effects and focused on illustrating the complexity of the score. To do this, she managed to keep the Orchestra away from that lazy " porridge"-like sound , which always creeps in at a certain point in Brahms symphonies Stamatia Karampini achieved to avoid this, by prioritizing and maintaining a constant attention to the lucidity of the interpretation, which never sounded fake, overly sentimental or mawkish."
(on Brahms´s 3rd symphony)
by Frank Raudszus
"Particularly impressive was the Greek conductor Stamatia Karampini, a hardy young "Lady in Tails", who wasn´t intimidated by the savvy Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, but declared her desires in a gracious, albeit very precise way. There was a very powerful, non-sentimental reading of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, the "Italian", in which the second movement sounded with an almost ruthless melancholy."
(The day after the unveiling of the Mendelssohn Monument)
Please find here an essay composed by author Quirino Principe with the title:" Lo stile di Stamatia Karampini"
"The young conductor Stamatia Karampini performed Shostakovich´s 5th Symphony with an astonishing level of intensity and structure, exhibiting a profound knowledge of the work with a passion previously demonstrated by conductors of the caliber of Mravinski, Kondrachine, Ancerl, Sanderling, Bernstein and more recently, Haitink. From start to finish, she remained in complete control of the orchestra, wielding the baton with extraordinary precision - a phenomenal interpretation. The audience left the concert hall tonight with the impression that a new star had been born”.
(Orchestre National de France)
by Michel Le Naour
" During the final performances( of the conducting competition) the Greek candidate maintained her undeniable charisma, her unique gestures and a close intimate communication with the orchestra musicians. As the only one of the finalists to conduct by heart she gave the most personal interpretation of "Don Juan". She received the "Prix du Public". The audience exploded in applause, many of them standing, a reaction appropriate to a passionate interpretation and demonstration of a deep understanding of the musical material."
by Nicolas Mesnier-Nature