"But the clearest demonstration of new blood coursing through the CPO came in the playing of their recently appointed 25-year-old leader, Josef Špaček, taking the role of soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. With pure tone and a gutsy lower register, the coolly contained Špaček combined fluent technique with expressive finesse, sympathetically partnered by Bělohlávek." 

The Guardian, 18 April 2013