He fulminantly played the piano cycle "Pictures of an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgski. Then, with Minimal Music, he took a step further by taking on the contemporary composer Stephen Monta-gue. The audience experienced a tour de force through a rich sound world with which the pianist, with the exertion of all his powers, resurrected various images in his listeners, gloomy, colorful, crawling, and even of heavenly beauty.
HANNOVERSCHE ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Ovens played clearly and high-powered; he brought everything out of the Beethoven Largo.
Not only Ovens´ technical superiority, the neatness and the sparkling lightness of his touch has been convincing, but also the expressive certainty.
NEUE RUHR ZEITUNG
Tim Ovens could demonstrate all merits of his piano playing: full, but likewise spiritual shaping, coping with all technical difficulties in superior style, musically founded nuances of dynamic and agogic by drawing the inner tension from the first up to the last tone.