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Columbus Dispatch

“Hotoda’s conducting is a well-balanced mixture of freedom and control, favoring aptly drawn phrases, shape and musical line without neglecting detail. She has a meticulous ear for detail within the sweep of the music. She guided the orchestra most successfully....

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Duluth News Tribune

“The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra season-opening concert became colorfully alive Saturday night with “Pictures at an Exhibition,” one of the most colorful orchestral pieces ever created. The brilliance of guest pianist, a conductor-candidate, Rei Hotoda took us...

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The Dallas Morning News

“In Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant conductor Rei Hotoda was careful to keep the orchestra in balance, the orchestra played very well. She had an impressively secure control of the Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony, though, no...

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Washington Post

“Hotoda, just beginning her career, appears talented and poised……she has strong potential.” Washington Post - June 9, 2007 Robert Battey

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The Macon Telegraph

“Guest conductor, Rei Hotoda took the Macon Symphony for a test drive. The crowning work on the program was Copland’s Symphony No. 3. She handled it with grace, proficiency and subtle shaping. Throughout the concert Hotoda showed a thorough knowledge of each score...

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Denver Post

“The Alsop protégé and assistant conductor of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra directed the orchestra with remarkable energy and precision.” Denver Post - March 11, 2007 Sabine Kortals

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Winnipeg Free Press

“Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor Rei Hotoda led the orchestra in the rousing overture to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, K.492. This petite maestro looms large on the podium, putting heaps of energy into her expressive conducting. It gets results....

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