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Select Press Reviews

National Orchestra of Chile

"The conductor Eckart Preu and the orchestra offered a performance of the first level"


NZ Hearld

"Catching every shift of colour and metre, conductor Eckart Preu had the players giving of their best."


Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra

"Preu shows unconditional will to shape the music without exaggeration and with the playful Baden Philharmonic he succeeded in an convincing fashion."


National Orchestra of Chile

"The musicians of the orchestra played in harmonious partnership under the excellent leadership of Eckart Preu - to the enjoyment of the audience."

The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

"The concert ... was a lively foray led by guest conductor Eckart Preu, who brought energy and wit to one of the MSO's most consistent and satisfying outings."


Portland Press Herald

“Eckart Preu is one of the finest guest conductors to lead the Portland Symphony Orchestra in recent memory, as witnessed by two standing ovations from a capacity crowd at Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday."

Cincinnati Enquirer

"... an inventive formula that has been engagingly successful." Link to full article >>

The Spokesman-Review

"Guiding all of this was Preu, who again demonstrated a remarkable ability to maintain excitement and coherence over extremely long and complex musical spans. In this case, this gift elevated Saint-Saens' symphony from the status of an enjoyable orchestral warhorse to that of a great work of art." Link to full article >>

The Spokesman-Review

"Virtuosity in all forms was the order of the evening at Saturday's performance by the Spokane Symphony Orchestra... Virtuosity in music suggests extraordinary power to go beyond the merely correct, and to produce effects of astonishment, wonder and delight. The orchestra, its director, Eckart Preu, and the evening's soloist [...] all gave evidence of this extraordinary power..." Link to full article >>

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