"...Danielle Akta is clearly a star of the future."
Concert Review by Robert Beattie, Seen and Heard international, BARBICAN HALL, London
...the talk of the night was
"what an astonishing young cellist."
By Marsha Wagner , Island Reporter
"In this case, the astonishingly youthful Danielle Akta performed with an assurance that belied her teenage years and kept us engrossed with a fine account. Her bowing arm has a flexibility that ensures even and measured tonal projection and her left hand showed splendid intonational accuracy."
Review: DEON IRISH, At The City Hall, Cape Town, WeekendSpecial - FULL REVIEW
"The very young Danielle Akta played this tribute to Mozart with idiomatic Mozartian articulation, and a touch of rubato in her phrasing. Her youthful expressiveness was brimful of charming innocence. One can but gaze expectantly into a crystal ball for a glimpse of what extra decade of technical refinement would bring."
Review: CPO Autumn 2017 #1 – Gilman/Nebel/Akta - FULL REVIEW
"Two cellists, one a prodigy and one a former prodigy, hypnotized. Danielle Akta (age 13) with the Jerusalem Orchestra (March 14, Troy Chromatic Concert Series)..."
Best of 2016: Classical music - BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN/For The Daily Gazette - FULL REVIEW
"Miss Akta gave an assured and richly evocative performance sustaining the line beautifully and working well with the Moscow Virtuosi. David Popper’s Shining Polonaise was dispatched with virtuoso swagger with the soloist clearly relishing the extrovert writing and rising to the occasion magnificently. Danielle Akta is clearly a star of the future."
by Robert Beattie, Seen and Heard international, BARBICAN HALL, London - FULL REVIEW
"For her, the piece was a conversation between her cello and the orchestra. And what a marvelous talk they had.
She was exuberant, technically precise, wonderfully musical and totally at ease, a natural performer"
BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN/For The Daily Gazette - FULL REVIEW
"This talented, multi-award winning cellist displayed not only amazing technique in playing this challenging concerto, she also displayed extraordinary artistry and sensitivity, unusual in a musician of such tender years.
Remember her name, you will be hearing much more about this fine artist, just like her inspiration Jacqueline du Pre...."
By Marsha Wagner , Island Reporter - FULL REVIEW
"Life and vigor were on display in the Saint- Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 thanks to the efforts of 13-year old soloist Danielle Akta. The girl was so infused with music that she just couldn't sit still, she channeled that energy into some appealing playing...."
By Joseph Dalton - 'times union' - FULL REVIEW
"Akta delivered Saint-Saëns’ lyrical writing with lots of heart. The dialogues between soloist and orchestra in the middle movement sparkled. She appears to already possess the technical and emotional grounding requisite for success.
More power to her."
By Jonathan Blumhofer Telegram & Gazette Reviewer - FULL REVIEW