LPO Vedernikov / Prokofiev Cello Concerto in E minor

Ishizaka’s technique was well-nigh impeccable – the cello part is ferociously difficult – but equally noteworthy was the impassioned nature of his performance.

Reviewed by Mark Berry on Boulezian blog


The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Prokofiev Man of the People?’ series could not have got off to a better start … [Ishizaka] was fully on top of the huge technical demands and made music with those so-many notes and their maze-like twists and turns. The accompaniment was a work of art, too.

Reviewed by Colin Anderson,


Danjulo Ishizaka’s performance was an exceptional feat of virtuosity, stamina and memory.

Reviewed by Tim Ashley, The Guardian