Selected press

"...It is amazing how Aisa exhibits not only a great degree of lyricism, but she also dares to show such boldness in these two pieces. She truly shines when her technical talent is on display, especially with Après une Lecture de Dante -Fantasia quasi Sonata- from Années de Pèlerinage, Italie. All in all, this is a surprising CD from a promising pianist... "

Pianowereld, Holland

"... Aisa Ijiri is a special talent whose European sophistication, fierce passion and poetic sentiment creates a lyrical atmosphere. The most demanding selections of both Schumann and Liszt were performed with crystal texture, clear touch and an inspired use of the pedal. The beauty in this debut CD certainly shows her potential! "

The Record Geijutsu, Japan

"An exceptionally creative artist, blessed with a vivid performance temperament. Aisa Ijiri possesses innate musicianship which is harnessed to a virtuoso technique." 
Gordon Fergus-Thompson

"Aisa Ijiri is a radiant and poetic artist, her repertoire wide and imaginative, her pianism always at the service of the composer."
Andrew Ball

"This recital was a model of taste and delicate pianistic control. The performance exhibited a high degree of technical and music polish...Liszt's poetic rhetoric was also beautifully evoked, with an impressionistic quality."
Aaron Shorr

"...playing that demonstrated intelligence and integrity"                                                                          
Mark Messenger

"Aisa is a highly talented musician, combining a high standard of pianism and musicianship with exceptional qualities of motivation and determination."
Paul Roberts

"A highly accomplished and musical performance demonstrating both as impressive pianistic command and an intelligent and perceptive musical mind."
Ronan O'hora