“Liszt’s score is perfect for youth orchestras. Because it has to glow, blaze, flicker, in short, it has to be played with pathos, as the ancient Greek word for passion reads. It is precisely this fire that burns in the hearts of the young talents, and Dionysis Grammenos knows how to unleash it in such a way that the music literally jumps out at the audience – without blurring the colors of the sound painting.”
“Beautiful sound and concentration are combined here with unconditional devotion to an interpretative intensity that is rarely heard in the works of the romantic from Hamburg.”
Read here the full review by Frederik Hanssen for the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel about the GYSO’s performance at the Young Euro Classic festival, with works by Liszt, Grondhal and Brahms.
An english translation of the review can be found here.