"Before the [Vaughan Williams] Sea Symphony concert came the delightful Piano 4 Hands, performed by Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, an established piano duo of true merit. Music by Mozart, his Andante with Variations, K501 and Schubert, his utterly sublime Fantasie, D940 were joined by two premieres. ..."
‘Precision-tooled piano duettists’
Presteigne Festival August 2015
"The Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts is more than 30 years old. The Festival’s Event 9 on 29 August was an afternoon recital of music for piano duet given in St Andrews Church by the acclaimed duo Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa...."
Musical Opinion November 2013
"Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa’s fascinating programme on July 22 brought a large and appreciative audience to Wigmore Hall, an audience well-rewarded with consistently excellent musicianship and playing of high technical accomplishment. They began with Poulenc’s Sonata for Two Pianos (1953), one of ..."
Britten and Poulenc at the Cheltenham Music Festival
The Arts Desk
"My own three-day slice of Cheltenham began with a summoning of bells in high Poulencian style – the 1950s Sonata for Two Pianos played by Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa. This duo must have muscles of steel for the kind of mega-program they were offering...."
‘The sparky piano duet of Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong’
Wiltshire Times, April 2011 – Piano 4 Hands concert, 6th April 2011, Wiltshire Music Centre
"Rachmaninov’s towering Suite No 2, for two pianos, one of them the piano used by the composer himself when touring England – a bespoke composition, one could say – played by Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa will probably go down as the highlight of the current season at the Wiltshire Music Centre..."
Bury St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Eastern Daily Press
"With mellifluous tones from the newly-donated Steinway Concert Grand, duetists Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa gave a stately beginning to Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor as they passed the themes seamlessly one to another in yesterday’s lunchtime recital...."
Charmed by accomplished technique and musicality
" Debussy’s Six epigraphes, the evocation of each poem’s individual character in the various movements was expressively brought out. The concert ended with the highlight of tonight’s programme, La Mer by Debussy which showed three different faces of the sea and the duo created a fantastically..."
Ongakunotomo, Japan, June 2008
"Heard Piano 4 Hands (Joseph Tong & Waka Hasegawa). Although they are based in London, their growing reputation as a piano duo is also true in Japan. Their wide-ranging repertoire, as well as their polished technique, are both notable and they are certainly building their successful career..."
Musical Opinion, Jan / Feb 2007
"The piano duet recital given by Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa at the Wigmore Hall on 24th November, presented by the Kirckman Concert Society, was interesting programme of established masterpieces for the medium alongside a new work by the British composer Edwin Roxburgh, who, amazingly it seems..."
Full house for piano recital
"Piano4Hands, Joseph Tong and Waka Hasegawa gave a stylish and sensitive performance which demonstrated their immaculate technique in this second concert of the Morpeth Music Society season. There was a full house for the recital which opened with Mozart Andante- the duo giving an impeccable ......."