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Michelin Stern für SHIKI Japanese Fine Dining


Michelin Stern für SHIKI Japanese Fine Dining Am Montag, 26. März 2018 wurde Chef de Cuisine Alois Traint (47) die Ehre des ersten Michelin Sterns im Fine Dining Restaurant SHIKI verliehen.  Damit hat der gebürtige Niederösterreicher europaweit als einer der ersten nicht japanischen Küchenchefs - zusammen mit seinem internationalen Küchenteam - diese Auszeichnung für japanische Haute Cuisine erkocht. In Österreich ist SHIKI das erste japanische Restaurant mit Michelin Sterne Bewertung. Alois Traint zeigte bereits seit der Eröffnung Februar 2015 als Souschef sein außergewöhnliches Talent [...]

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Vienna, 20th March 2017.  Over the past two years, Joji Hattori’s SHIKI in Vienna’s Krugerstrasse has made a name for itself not only for its contemporary interpretations of traditional Japanese haute cuisine, but also as a result of the restaurant’s pleasant ambience. The atmospheric but discreet interior has now also been acclaimed by the jury of the internationally renowned FINEST INTERIOR AWARD. At the beginning of the year, BEHF Corporate Architects in Vienna – the only Austrian prizewinner – [...]


Kronen Zeitung 24th July 2010


...Having started life as a festival focussed on musicals, the Sommerfestival Kittsee successfully changed course in 2009. This year, the intendant duo Peter and Christian Buchmann are presenting Heinrich Berthe´s musical comedy Dreimäderlhaus in the atmospheric courtyard in front of the baroque castle. A hit! (...) They have found a powerful and energetic conductor partner in the shape of Joji Hattori who magnificently highlights and then sweetly merges Berthe´s arrangements of Schubert´s melodies...

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Kronen Zeitung 18th July 2010


...The shift from musical to operetta has been masterfully achieved at Schloss Kittsee. Joji Hattori leads the Capella Istropolitana Orchestra and the Kittsee Festival Chorus with a great sense of operetta, taste and tempo, confirming that Hattori can be highly recommended as a conductor of not only opera but also of operetta...

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Wiener Zeitung 26th June 2009


...It is sometimes interesting to take a look at not only the highlights but also at the so-called “repertoire” of the State Opera season. One such example was the 89th performance of Marco Arturo Marelli´s magically colourful and extremely humorous production of the “Magic Flute” which marked the State Opera debut of the Japanese conductor Joji Hattori. The prize-winning violinist has already shown his affinity with Mozart in Vienna through his work with the Wiener Kammeroper. In this production, [...]

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Thüringer Allgemeine 3rd March 2008


...A combination of grace and devotion ensured that the seventh Symphony Concert of the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra was enthusiastically received by the public.(...) One can only find good things to say about the performance of Gioachino Rossini´s Strabat Mater, a piece in several movements with a hint of the operatic but a weak denouement. The orchestra played enthusiastically under a highly engaged Joji Hattori, with exemplary instrumental flair being demonstrated by, amongst others, sensitive horns, full-bodied strings and a [...]

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Lynn News 31 July 2007


...The Philharmonia is regarded as one of the world's great orchestras and arguably this country's finest. This was evidenced in the richness of tone in the first few bars played. Throughout, Japanese conductor Joji Hattori drew from his forces disciplined playing with strict observance of dynamics and tempi. Rossini's overture to The Barber of Seville opened the evening. He simply took this one "off the shelf" and substituted it. It has been a great favourite ever since. Hattori took [...]

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