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A Balmy Summer’s Night
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 15.02.2009 - Guido Holze ...This time, she conducted a concert given by the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen at the Kurhaus Theater. Astor Piazzolla’s “Tres Piezas”, with its contemporary, jazzy edge in the style of sophisticated popular music, for solo piano and strings, was performed with classical elegance...

Tender Tones
Frankfurter Neue Presse, 16.02.2009 - Michael Jacob ...Conducting continues to be a male domain, and Xanthopoulou is one of the few women in this profession who is making a name for herself with great commitment and thanks to brilliant performances. Clad in a silver tux, she coaxed riveting and passionate playing out of her ensemble...

Sculpted Forms - Lisa Xanthopoulou conducts
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 14.05.2005 - ikt. ...Despite the fact that the sound was at times too compact, due to an overemphasis of the brass section, Xanthopoulou succeeded in giving an impressive rendition, thanks to supple phrasing and sculpted dynamic contours.

Bravos and Thunderous Applause
Taunus-Zeitung 14.05.2005 - Michael Jacob ...Lisa Xanthopoulou led César Franck's Symphony in d minor brilliantly. She built up great tension during the initial movement, was extremely careful when embarking on dynamics, and led the orchestra in a balanced and comprehensive performance. During the second movement, her conducting defined the undulating theme, and in the last movement she made sure that the recurring motifs from both previous movements flickered discreetly against the brash overall sound.

Guitars set the beat at the Villa Hügel
WAZ Essen, 27.Jan. 2004 - ...No wonder one could feel her energy and precision... and that there was so much applause.

A convincing "Maestra of Tomorrow"
NRZ Essen, January 24th, 2004 - Klaus Albrecht ...Lisa Xanthopoulou developed an almost symphonically expansive sound for Joaquin Rodrigo's "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre", creating an profusely splendid Southern European atmosphere with a light brass timbre...

Powerful and Agile
Frankfurter Allgemeine, 19.11.2003 - Joachim Wormsbaecher ...powerful and agile, with expansive cantilenas and studies articulation, this was a performance which showed that Lisa Xanthopoulou and the Württemberger Philharmonic had mastered the composition...

A concert that will go down in history: the inspired return of a gifted female conductor
Franfurter Neue Presse/Taunuszeitung, 17.11.2003 - MICHAEL JACOB ...Watching their conductor carefully, they rendered the many changes in tempo and dynamic nuances with exceptional precision and discipline. Lisa Xanthopoulou left not a single nuance to chance, leading the orchestra through its exemplary performance...

Lisa Xanthopoulou Live and on a New CD
Taunus Zeitung, October 6th, 2003 - Michael Jacob ...Lisa Xanthopoulou emphasized the lyrical aspects with just as much care as those passages that pulse with energy in this remarkable work...

Great powers of suggestion
Frankfurter Allgemeine, 21 March 2003 ...Xanthopoulou's style of conducting impressed with great powers of suggestion...

A brilliant performance by the prizewinner
Frankfurter Neue Presse/Taunnuszeitung, 17 March 2003 - MICHAEL JACOB ...Lisa Xanthopoulou gave masterly performances in Bad Homburg, and proved in the final concert, too, that she was more than worthy of winning the conducting competition.

A feeling for the extraordinary
Frankfurter Allgemeine, 19 February 2003 - BENEDIKT STEGEMANN ...Lisa Xanthopoulou, last year's winner of the Bad Homburg Conducting Competition, was able to consolidate her excellent reputation in situ even more, and was no doubt exhilarated at the sustained final applause for her and the orchestra, irrespective of the sophisticated programme concept.

Three women made the concert a unique experience
Hochtaunus Verlag, 13 February 2003 ...Lisa Xanthopoulou succeeded in presenting superlative performances of both works, and the public rewarded her with sustained applause...

Small gestures, great results
Frankfurter Neue Presse/Taunuszeitung, regional, 10 February 2003 - MICHAEL JACOB ...Lisa Xanthopoulou, the prizewinner of the Bad Homburg Conduction Competition last year remained true to her objective manifested in the last concert of conducting classical works only with the utmost discreetness of gesture...

Woman as Lord of the Revels - Greek conductor Lisa Xanthopoulou conducts New Year's Concert
Freie Presse, Zwickauer Zeitung, 6 January 2003 - KLAUS TIPPMANN ...Lisa Xanthopoulou is adding charm and energy to everything...

Conductor Lisa Xanthopoulou in a successful debut
Bad Homburger Woche, 28 November 2002 ...A full and rounded evening of chamber music with a very remarkable conductor, arousing great expectations for her concert on 7 February with works by Haydn, Dittersdorf, Schreker, Debussy and Wolf.

Prize Award
Frankfurter Rundschau, 25 November 2002 ...On Friday evening, in the sold-out Schlosskirche, Lisa Xanthopoulou was awarded the Bad Homburg Conducting Competition prize endowed with 10,000 euros...

Sensation
Frankfurter Neue Presse/ Taunuszeitung, 26 November 2002 - MICHAEL JACOB ...Yet Lisa Xanthopoulou managed to bring out the musical features, for instance the groupings of three in the Third Brandenburg Concerto, which is shaped throughout by the holy number of three. Hers was a transparent interpretation, with great nuance in dynamics, manifesting with power and rhetorical intensity the enthralling quality of this work by the Cantor of the Thomaskirche...

Conductor's Baton for Bach's Music - Appearance of Prizewinner Lisa Xanthopoulou
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 November 2002 - GUIDO HOLZE ...Lisa Xanthopoulou conducts with very frugal gestures, guiding the orchestra sometimes only with finger signs, yet paradoxically inspiring it through her spirited temperament to impulsive and passionate music-making...

Learning Tricks from Expert Maestros
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 November 2002 - ELLEN KOHLHAAS ...This is a man's domain and a woman conductor is still an unusual sight for orchestra and public. "Although I do not feel exotic myself as a person, the orchestra puts a sharper focus on a woman on the rostrum that on a man...

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