SAARBRÜCKER ZEITUNG-St. Wendel local section, 8 May 2001
YOUTHFUL, FRESH, AND FULL OF THE JOYS OF PERFORMING
In no way inferior to professionals: the 70-strong Saarland Youth Symphony Orchestra
...And they were professionally conducted by Lisa Xanthopoulou, a young and charming Greek conductor, who demonstrated a close rapport with "her" youngsters, accompanied with great enjoyment and humour (a positive and detailed review of the concert follows)....The young artists altogether fascinated and inspired through their superb performance, full of verve and temperament. The audience applauded and drummed their feet, and were rewarded with two encores. The last gag of the evening was Lisa Xanthopoulou's vanishing trick at the second encore.