WAZ, 5 March 2001
YOUNG STARS CAPTIVATE WITH VIRTUOSO MASTERY
Exhilarating concert with much poetic artistry of sound
....A successful premiere on the rostrum as well: the Greek conductor Lisa Xanthopoulou was the first woman to conduct a Marler Debut concert. She is at present being promoted in the second sponsorship grade for talented young conductors of the German Conductors' Forum. .... she was fully in command in her handling of the orchestra. She was able to inspire the Philharmonica Hungarica to thrilling tempi and transparent sound. Around 40 musicians demonstrated that, despite all their worries, they had not lost the pleasure in making music, through their obvious and exhilarating pleasure in performing on Saturday.