The New York Times

“…a master virtuoso”

The Frankfurt News

“…He is as versatile an artist as he is talented.”

The Western Australian (Perth)

“Bischof led a deeply moving account of Strauss’s Metamorphosen in which the melodies which course through it were carefully delineated and exquisitely shaped.”

New York Classical Review - Merkin Hall

“Maestro Bischof proved to be a leader to fulfill these demands, as the Modus Operandi strings held the audience spellbound for the full twenty-five minutes of Strauss’ Metamorphosen.”

New York Concert Review - Merkin Hall

“…Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 was performed with youthful vigor and an excitement that resulted in a well-deserved standing ovation. Maestro Bischof is an inspiring presence on the podium, exuding grace, energy and an innate ability to inspire his players…”

“…This has been the most successful opera to date at WAAPA….everything that you have brought to the music department at WAAPA has been very great and nothing short of amazing…..the orchestra is now playing with a new-found professionalism and the singers are working at an altogether different level…”

Stewart Smith, Music Chairman, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Australian Premiere of Ward's The Crucible

“Maestro Bischof’s conducting conveyed his sensitive reading of the score, with just the right amount of support and direction for the chorus and orchestra.”

Boro City News


The Los Angeles Times

“… Justin Bischof set the pews to trembling . . .where the sheer accumulation of sound is so enveloping you canʼt tell whether it is coming from within you or without you.”

Anthony Tommasini the New York Times

“….In the pit, Music Director Justin Bischof led an aggressive account of the Britten score which worked…this was a gripping performance of The Rape of Lucretia”


“made all the more heartrending due to Bischof’s lyrical approach to Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony.”

New York Classical Review - Merkin Hall

“Maestro Bischof led a highly taut performance…masterful music-making in outstanding performances.”

New York Concert Review - Merkin Hall

“….Beethoven’s 9th Symphony does not get much better than this!”

New York Arts

“…hopefully there will be a next time in Toronto for Justin Bischof—he has a lot to offer.”

The Toronto Star

“…suave and polished chamber orchestra playing under the baton of Justin Bischof.”

Gay City News (New York City)

“The orchestra played brilliantly under the strong leadership of Maestro Bischof….Maestro Bischof infused this score with a freshness and vitality that exorcised all of life’s problems and gave one and all a ‘lift’ that only a great night at the opera can give. Bravo!”

The Italian Voice