"Ivo Kahánek is a great pianist, we´ve enjoyed him enormously. He has a very special type of personality and you feel it. You feel he is in his own particular world, a very beautiful world, and you feel the complete honesty and integrity of his playing. He has an utterly "non modern" piano sound - bless him - a very warm and singing sound that is what we all noticed immediately. It´s really been a pleasure and honour to work with him. He made a lot of friends in the orchestra quickly."
Sir Simon Rattle