Wiener Zeitung 17 March 2003

Impressive Quality

…Joji Hattori succeeded in creating a very effective start to the concert with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. […] Hattori, conducting the VCO, was visibly excited and was – as a prominent violinist himself – most capable in his accompaniment. In Haydn’s Symphony No.61 in D Major, he could become the „soloist“ himself. And he did this with real excellence, passion and great tension. The orchestra scored with alertness, enthusiasm and a brilliant Prestissimo-Finale…