To the concert 'Jewish Jazz' 02/2023
The large hall of the Kammerspiele is filled to the last seat when the [JCOM] performs "Jewish Jazz" and the ensemble member Jelena Kuljić intones Gershwin songs with a velvety voice at the climax of a grandiose concert. […]
But the audience isn't just there, it's blown away. The ensemble interprets the pieces with a lightness that many lack at the moment: turned to the sound, turned to the moment, turned to life.
Anyone who seriously asks what it is worth leaving the house for, got an answer: not for perfection, but for enthusiasm. Not for “playing it safe”, but for passion.
For the concert on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Berlin 02/2020
In brilliant balance, the JCOM, conducted by Daniel Grossmann, emphasizes the diversity of the tonal language. This finely leads the small, powerful discharges that break out of the rather delicate tonal foundation. In particular, the chamber music claim of the ensemble benefits the interpretation.
For the Weinberg Festival 05/2019
A clarinet soothes an angry cello, then the two find themselves in dialogue. Music as a question and answer game. Whispering carpets of sound as if from space – all this is unspeakably beautiful. And is presented intensively by an alert orchestra and brilliant soloists.
For the PERFORMANCE of 'Words & Music' 07/2016
A sensitively working ensemble from the [JCOM] acted congenially with the conductor Daniel Grossmann and the voices of Götz Otto and Bibiana Beglau, which explored the limits of language in a virtuoso and sensual way.
For the concert 'Hanukkah' 02/2016
What Daniel Grossmann and the [JCOM] brought to life in an almost magical and contemplative imagination was wonderful. As wonderful as Nida-Rümelin's dictum about the miracle of human freedom. The Burda hall was in enthusiasm mode. […] A memorable evening without conclusive answers. But full of questioning intellectual movement between provability and belief, between science and art, which always felt a part of science and wanted to be treated as such - and was.
For the Jewish New Year's Concert 10/2015
The Prinzregententheater was sold out – in the end all hell broke loose with clapping, singing and applause. […] Especially in the second part of the evening it was a real firework with coloraturas, vocal tightrope acts and sentimental evergreens. It was like Mardi Gras and New Year rolled into one, and Daniel Grossmann also excelled as a gifted joke teller.