"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."
"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."
"completely charmed the audience...concentration was infectious"
"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."
"Young cellist Gabriel Martins gave a rich, warm and highly nuanced performance of Robert Schumann's 'Cello Concerto' in a minor."
"Multi-award-winning Brazilian-American cellist Gabriel Martins is turning ears as one of the most exciting artists of his generation."