"Once Martins starts playing, something transforms him. He becomes his instrument and the music. He seems to disengage from us mere mortals to enter a rapturous world of his own...He left no emotional stone unturned in his performance."

-Atlanta Music Critic

"flawlessly played...Martins’s sense of style and unassuming approach, combined with his lithe, effortless ability on the cello, made this a deeply moving experience."

-The Strad Magazine

"completely charmed the audience...concentration was infectious"

-Cleveland Classical

"truly outstanding performance...Gabriel was polished, focused, and in complete control from the first note to the last. He revealed heart, passion, intellect, and a finely-nuanced palette of colors in a compelling manner worthy of a seasoned artist."

-cellist Ralph Kirshbaum

"Young cellist Gabriel Martins gave a rich, warm and highly nuanced performance of Robert Schumann's 'Cello Concerto' in a minor."

-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"Multi-award-winning Brazilian-American cellist Gabriel Martins is turning ears as one of the most exciting artists of his generation."

-92NY

Classic FM 30 under 30

The Violin Channel Young Artist of the Week

Aspen Music Festival Spotlight