Quotes from the press

BN DeStem Maandag 24 april 2006
His great personality appears in front of the orchestra, overlooks the nervous musicians in one glance, makes a great gesture and full and clear the first chord sounds: Overture Egmont has started.

(performance of Beethoven: Overture Egmont, Sibelius: Pelleas and Melisande, Dvorak: Symphony the New World With Symphony orchestra Jacob Obrecht)

Algemeen Dagblad/de Dordtenaar 2 september 2005
Magnificient concert in and around the Great Church of Dordrecht
Public under the spell from beginning till end…the thin string sound of the subtle Serenade by Elgar,…with its climax the impressive performance of the organ concerto by Francis Poulenc…. Also here the conducting skills of Groen showed his natural authority, the cooperation with the accurate playing Ardesch (organ player), high behind the organ, was exemplary, the public was breathless.

(performance of Serenade in e by Elgar, Serenade for strings by Tchaikovsky, Handel Concerto for carillon and strings arr. B. Zwart and concerto for organ, timpani and strings by Poulenc)

Daily Newspaper PZC 20 December 2004
Lukas Groen appears to be major enrichment for Philharmonic Choir.

(performance of Puccini: Messa di Gloria, Dvorak: Te Deum, Mendelssohn: Chistus with the Symphonic Choir in Vlissingen and the Randstad Orchestra RBO)

Daily Newspaper Rijn en Gouwe Monday 11 November 2002
Strident sounds besides fascinating premiere
...He is a striking and very dynamic person. The way he handles the orchestra compels admiration. He seems utmost certain of his actions and he knows to get the maximum of the musicians through his physical way of conducting. Remarkable is his absolute perfect balance between the moments in which he seems to spare his energy and the driving gestures that almost immediately follow up. A promise for the future and pleasure for this moment.

(By Kees Roes)(Performance of dances by Bartok, Beethoven IIX Symphony and the newly discovered and edited VI Symphony by Franz Krommer with the Rijnland Symphony Orchestra)