2017

The album “Guitar Vibes” reviewed:
Classical Guitar Magazine, USA: “plenty of variety here, from the sonorous to the abstract; eerie to sublime.”
Klassieke Zaken, Netherlands: “Izhar Elias is one of today’s most versatile guitarists”.
Nederlands Dagblad, Netherlands:  “remarkably lively playing and interesting program choice”
Stretto, Belgium: “This is a remarkably original and very very special CD, and an invitation to explore the other beautiful recordings which Izhar Elias made for Brilliant Classics.”
NRC, Netherlands: “Tríptico, incredibly played by Izhar Elias and the Matangi Quartet, is a treat of unusual colors and timbres.”
Opus Klassiek, Netherlands: “fascinating cross-overs and huge musical synergy

About the album “Sharkiya”:
“Izhar Elias’s playing is sensitive and imaginative, from his evocative, magical playing of the intimate Preludio, to the disquieting, somewhat Spanish-flavoured Toccata temporarily relieved by cascades of chords. ”
“Braun’s Partita constitutes a rich item of 20th century guitar repertoire.”
Pamela Hickman’s blog, May 2017

 

2016

About the album “Carrousel”:
“Match made in heaven”, Luister Magazine, September 2016

Izhar Elias, Michael Tsalka and Alon Sariel in Jerusalem, November 13th, 2016:
“His Introduction and Variations in A-Major opus 113, written in the composer’s Vienna period, gave the audience the opportunity to hear and delight in Izhar Elias’s finely honed solo art. Following the unhurried piano introduction, Elias and Tsalka took turns to handle the melody and the piece’s whims and textures, with Elias engaging in ornately wrought phrase endings and transitions, building up momentum to end this fine concert piece with vigour.”
Diplomacy Magazine (Pamela Hickman)

About the album  “Sharkiya”:  Music Voice, Italy, December 2016

 

 

Paisiello in Vienna (2015/16)

About the album ‘Paisiello in Vienna’ (2015/16):
4 stars in NRC: Paisiello in Vienna is a CD which makes you happy.
The performance on historical instruments is sparkling.

4 stars in Telegraaf: the subtle performances take the music to a higher level
Nederlands Dagblad:+ beautiful, thematic program, + easy listening music, + very good performance

8 points in Luister Magazine: It is a CD completely played on historical instruments, which feels like a visit to a late 18th century concert in a saloon. A commendable way to bring an era to life.

Klassieke Zaken: It is cutting edge musicianship.

Review ‘Paisiello in Vienna’ in www.magazin.klassik.com

Pizzicato (Luxembourg) reviews about ‘Paisiello in Vienna’: … delikat-charmantes wie gelungenes Programm, das, von einem beherzten Musizieren belebt, sehr anregend wirkt.

Le Babillard, France: Raout viennois dans un salon 1800