SAARBRÜCKER ZEITUNG, 7 May 2001
CONCERT IN COWBOY BOOTS
Remarkable standard: Saarland Youth Symphony Orchestra
...Here it was not only the pleasure in playing that was so enjoyable, but also the impressive technical skill...no wonder, for the strong, current membership of the orchestra has an excellent conductor in Lisa Xanthopoulou-the young Greek woman, who lives in Berlin, has a vein for the romantic idiom... Xanthopoulou also keeps the tonal effect transparent throughout in the upper dynamic range. .... Through their relaxed and fluent performance, Xanthopoulou and her team endowed the pulsating "minimal music" with much organic warmth...