“Yamada is reminiscent of Andris Nelsons: a smiling, engaging presence who seems to exude music, and who can shape massive sonorities with the wave of a finger.”

TheArtsDesk

“Schumann’s Second Symphony is a relative rarity in concert programmes, but under Yamada’s direction this was the most exciting Schumann performance I have ever heard.”

Slipped Disc

Review: Part, Ravel and Bartók with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra