Classical Guitar Magazine, January 2006:
‘Cutting edge stuff, with not a single thread of corduroy.’
Paul Fowles

Classical Guitar magazine, May 2006:
‘Izhar Elias is a musician of outstanding ability, whose whole approach to his art displays a maturity beyond his years. I can make this claim with confidence having witnessed the man in action at the most recent Shell Darwin International Guitar Festival (see CG Dec 2005). The occasion was an all-contemporary chamber recital with the equally youthful recorder virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf, the uncompromising content of the programme being evidence in itself that there is more to Izhar Elias than the informed revival of bygone times. But it is in historic mode that we find him for the greater part of this disc, the spirited opening to Grande Ouuerture alone revealing that erudition and entertainment can peacefully co-exist…
A commanding and original release from a multi-faceted guitarist of the 2lst century.’
Paul Fowles