11 October, 2016


Martina Jantus – ARSOBlog – April 30th., 2017
(…) For those who went uninformed or those who have ventured into the invention of the author (Steve Reich) it was a special opportunity, an unusual but magnetizing musicality found in the combination of outstanding performers. (…) Special mention deserves the director, who overflowing with talent took care to further deepen the skill of the voices, the strings, the wind instruments, and the wonderful percussion. (…) “The Desert Music”, a play for voices and orchestra by Steve Reich, is premiered in Argentina, based on texts by William Carlos Williams, in a version that brings together young and excellent ensembles (…)

Daniel R. Muzzupappa – Art Trekking – April 29th., 2017
(The Desert Music) A play for voices and orchestra by Steve Reich, based on text by William Carlos Williams, in a version that brings together young and excellent ensembles: Musica Quantica (Voces de Cámara) (…)under the direction of Camilo Santostefano. (…) When the concert ended and while the audience, 90% of young people applauded and cheered, with absolute justice to the musicians (…)

Luciano Marra de la Fuente – Tiempo de Música – December, 2016
The choir conducted by Camilo Santostefano, celebrated his tenth anniversary with a brilliant concert, reconfirming that they are one of the most interesting groups in our milieu. (…) Listen to the beautiful floating line of the sopranos and the following chromatisms in a homogeneous texture of the rest of the voices at the beginning of Silence and Music (1953) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, the opening play of the concert, gave a feeling of fullness and sonorous splendor, a constant characteristic in all the evening. (…) A group that confirms that first impression that caused us a decade ago: The choir continues being one of the most interestings in repertoire and interpretative quality in our musical panorama and, surely, we hope, , will continue giving much more of itself in future decades.

Donato Decina – Diez Años No Es Nada (Pero Son Muchos) – December 3rd., 2016
(…) The Chamber Voices that  Camilo Santostefano amalgamates since a decade ago propose us to celebrate in “Ballena Azul”, with an extraordinary concert. Camilo Santostéfano is a formidable musician who has the virtue of evolving and surpassing himself in every undertaking he tackles. This group, all of his creation, bear his imprint, surprising in the formulation of its programs (…) from yesterday and today. (…) The second part showed us the group and other singers that was part of Musica Quantica along the last decade to sing, all together, with the accompaniment of an organ, the “Misa Brevis” by Zoltan Kodaly, a work not much frecuent among us (…). Work of many details and nuances, all highlighted, very interesting voices that conformed the solo trio (Mezzosoprano, Tenor and Bass), all of

Lo Que Viene – La Nación – October 25th., 2015
(…) the National Youth Choir of Wales will sing his 10 musical pieces programme and some possible bis, in other of the Midday Concerts. The surprise will be that the Choir will share the podium with one of the most awarded young professionals in the choral activity, Camilo Santoestefano, from Argentina. He is a composer, creator and Choirmaster of the opera group Lírica Lado B, with six musical pieces premieres in Buenos Aires (…)

Donato Decina – Opera Club Buenos Aires – July 1st., 2015
(…) All the other things, performing and pure singing that was outstanding in many moments (…) a great group of singers conducted by Camilo Santostefano (…) conducting an amalgamated group in an homogeneous way with an outstanding sound and coaching the choral voices, as said before, in a magnificent way (…)

Luciano Marra de la Fuente – Tiempo de Música –  June 2015
(…) The work requires a seven instrumentalists assembly that acts like other character on stage, creating colors and sonorous tensions whether in soloist combinations or in tutti, from the different dramatic situations. The seven musicians summoned this time for Lírica Lado B under the careful direction of Camilo Santostefano – one of the founders of the company – were flawless. You can say the same about the little choir of eight voices that sounded well assembled in every moment (…)

Alfredo Cernadas – Buenos Aires Herald – June 6th., 2015
(…) Britten wrote it for an instrumental ensemble that includes viola, flute, horn, double bass, percussion, organ and harp, which provide fascinating, very Brittensian aural colours. The work is wonderfully played and sung by all (…) beautifully and sensitively conducted by Camilo Santostefano (…)

Pablo Bardin – Buenos Aires Herald – June 2015
(…) The seven players and all the singers were very good, coordinated by Santostefano, and the voices of the choir were first-rate(…)

Estela Telerman – Diario de Cultura – June 2015
Remarkable is the work of “Lírica Lado B” led by the multifaceted Camilo Santostefano (…) The Chamber Choir had brilliant soloists performances (…) The Choirmaster, Camilo Santostefano, is a great concert that was in charge of the enormous task of unraveling and clarifying for the public this complex score of one of the greatest English composers of the twentieth century. (…)

Norberto Padilla – Revista Criterio – Year: 2015 N°: 2416
(…) We owe it to the talented and hard-working group to have given us little-known works in recent years (as “Falstaff” by Salieri). The Choirmaster Camilo Santostefano, is on charge of MusicaQuantica and the Choir of the University of Arts, for which he has well earned his prestige. (…)

Pablo Bardin – Tribuna Musical – November 12th., 2015
(…) Musica Quantica is a very good chamber choir molded by Camilo Santostefano into a tight, disciplined unit, able to give us very refined shades of vocal color. (…) Dare I say it, I am no fan of the “Misa criolla” by Ariel Ramírez, to my mind overpraised and oversung. This group gave it a very Northwestern view, which I think is suited; two baritones and a tenor were the soloists, but one of the former had the larger share and sang very “jujeño”. (…) Musica Quantica is certainly one of our best choirs nowadays. (…)

Alejandro A. Domínguez Benavides – Asociación de Críticos Musicales de Argentina – June 21st., 2015
(…) Director Camilo Santostefano is a tireless musician and researcher. Proof of that is his labor as founder of “Lírica Lado B” with whom has premiered “Curlew River”, by Benjamin Britten (…)  Sincerely an invaluable gift of great hierarchy, as the concert offered last sunday in the Cycle Argentine Interpreters at the Colón Theater. (…) Santostefano usually goes through the history of choral music. In this concert we could say that its leitmotiv was The Love. It began with Anima Nostra, Rheinberger’s first of the four Motets, Op. 133, which impressed the strength of the religious hymn with admirable precision and taking advantage of the strength of the group, achieving sublime moments of high mysticism with exquisite pianissimos. It continued with the remarkable interpretation of the Monteverdi´s madrigals and the romanticism of the Brahms´ lieders. In both cases, the stylistic rigor passed unnoticed thanks to the convincing choral interpretation that respected the nuances and the phrasing that the work of the german author demands in an intimate atmosphere. And finally got into the twentieth century with a very careful choice, “Five Hebrew Love Songs” by Eric Whitacre, which I found of undoubted beauty. (…)

Pablo Bardin – Buenos Aires Herald – May 11th., 2014
(…) The National Youth Choir of Wales had two directors: Nia Llewellyn Jones and as a guest the Argentine Camilo Santostefano. It was the last Concierto de Mediodía of the season at the Gran Rex, organised by the Mozarteum. The choir is disciplined and musical, though the voices are somewhat light. There were two valuable Argentine scores led by Santostefano: Ginastera´s “Lamentaciones de Jeremías” and Fernando Moruja´s “Lux Aeterna”. (…)

René Vargas Vera – La Nación – April, 26th., 2014
The truth is that these twenty-odd “chamber voices” surprise us by their solid preparation, solid assembly, the euphony of his voice tones and the expressive ductility to approach with its creator and director, Camilo Santostefano, a demanding repertoire. (…) As in “Hymn to St Cecilia” by Benjamin Britten, the choir also shines with his flexible voices in contemporary music, that Eric Whitacre dedicated to another surrealist text, in tribute to the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci and his failed attempt to fly like Icarus. The choir assumes a tour de force on the clueless “De Profundis” with wich John Pamintuan gave his final hit to the elf of García Lorca. At its end, la “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramírez conquered a successful version (…)

Enrique Sirven – Operas de Hoy – June 4th., 2013
(…) The musical direction of Camilo Santostefano makes wonders with an orchestra that does´t have the economic stability (…)

Pablo Bardin – Buenos Aires Herald – June 1st., 2013
(…) The 22-member orchestra was quite weak, even if the orientation from conductor Camilo Santostefano was generally right.(…)

Förderkreis Internationale Chortage – August 19th., 2013
Musica Quantica, delirium from Argentina
(…) One of the most outstanding choirs from Buenos Aires presents the choral music at its best (…) Musica Quantica, from Argentina, with his choirmaster Camilo Santostefano presents a varied and high class program, captivating the numerous audience. (…)In Mainhausen the South American choir excelled with style interpretations from romanticism to modernity, and in particular with works by contemporary composers. (…)The 37 years old choirmaster, Camilo Santostefano, has prepared his choir with very sophisticated works to this european tour and therefore people came to Mainhausen to enjoy fascinating choral literature

Piazza Rossetti – Notizie Vasto – September 4th., 2013
(…)The end of the evening was entrusted to MusicaQuantica, a choir from Buenos Aires, that received minutes and minutes of applause from an audience spellbound and involved in the follow-up of the masterful performances of the argentinian singers whom has revisited his entire program for the occasion (…) His performance was received by the audience with applause and joy.

Liederkranz usenborn – August 24th., 2013
(…) The argentinian choir MusicaQuantica is a guest of the Liederkranz Usenborn male choir in Ortenberg. With an enthusiastic ovation, which stopped the music immediately after the “Gloria” of the “Misa Criolla”, the audience celebrated the exceptional MusicaQuantica. (…) when young voices sing con all devotion, all his commitment and how they did it, it proves that they are cappable of submerge in a world of emotions.
(…) when young voices sing with all devotion, all the commitment and especially how they have done, show that they are able to immerse themselves in a world of shades of emotions.

Roberto Luis Blanco Villalba – Opera Club – June 28th., 2013
(…) Camilo Santostefano, as always, directed with a good style knowledge, imagination and care of details and the orchestra responded, generally, in a right way but with some inaccuracies in the tuning of the strings. (…)

Donato Decina – Opera Club – June 25th., 2013
(…)Camilo Santostefano proposed an interesting interpretation of the work. Although sometimes the orchestra and the choir made mistakes, their commitment made it possible for all to succeed and the public recognized that with a sustained applause. (…)

Juan Carlos Montero – La Nacion – June 1st. of 2013
(…)From the stage and the music, to the actor-singer picture, a loving and sacrificed dedication was clearly noticed, as is always the case when effort is made by vocation and material disinterest. Also excellent were the members of the cast, the musical and scenic direction.

Pablo Bardin – Tribuna Musical – August 19th., 2013
(…) The Mozarteum Midday concerts at the Gran Rex gave their welcome to Musica Quantica (…) MusicaQuantica has 26 well-chosen voices and is very disciplined. Santostefano directs them with taste and knowledge. They presented a challenging and innovative repertoire (…) The work of the choir, always very good, was particularly impressive. (…)

Osvaldo Andreoli – Asociación de Críticos Musicales de Argentina – September 2013
(…)The range of nuances exposed, which ended in the chorus  “My love”, gave faith of the good emission. A preview of the colorful vocal that we would listen to throughout the concert. Director gestures conveyed a fervent interpretation (…)The director returns to excellence with the performance of “Leonardo dreams of his flying machine” by Eric Whitacre (USA). (…) We are living an exceptional time. Throughout the singing, the music is easier. This is the hatching of a choir led by a great choirmaster who makes the direction vivacious and transmits clearly through the gesture. (…)

Jorge Aráoz Badí – La Nación – August 4th., 2013
(…)The rapid conquest of the sound space achieved by the choir MusicaQuantica, which was born in 2006 under the direction of Camilo Santostefano, is surely due to its combined repertoire, free of labels. So with the same naturality they could face out compositions from the last madrigals of the XVI century, works of contemporary authors or inspired in the folklore of any place in the world.
In addition, they have a large number of prizes won that draws attention for their abundance and prestige, and include eleven international awards. (…)

 Zona Locale Vasto, Italia – November 1st., 2013
(…) Great qualities are recognized to the Argentine group Musica Quantica that is considered one of the most important choirs in Latin America, directed by the young and appreciated choirmaster Camilo Santostefano. (…)

 Info Azul Diario – June 25th., 2013
(…) It can be said that each theme of an original repertoire generated in the audience the desire of listen the next one. With the remarkable conducting of Camilo Santostefano, he developed a connection with the public allowing the deep understanding of each interpretation. (…) The choral grouping of 26 members, performed refined versions of an unusual repertoire. (…) Musica Quantica showed a rhythmic precision that could be enjoyed in each work and in the polyphonic textures where voices have independent lines solved with self-confidence and beauty, along with an admirable tuning, perfection of the dissonances and nuances, especially in complex parts by its vocal range and dynamics. (…) In this respect the following appreciation has been made in Rauch (where they offered a concert yesterday): “The magnificent repertoire surprised the audience creating a particular expectation. The excellent voices and the perfection of the choir tells about an intense, felt and constant work”.

Andrea Angelini – ICB Revista IFCM – October 15th., 2012
International Choral Competition “Ave Verum”, Baden bei Wien
(…) The jury was really exceptional, with the participation of Erwin Ortner (President), Vytautas Miskinis, Karmina SILEC, Heinz Ferlesch, María Goundorina and Robert Sund. (…) After the greetings of the present authorities and the singing of the Ave Verum by all the public, comes the long expected announcement: “And the winner is… Musica Quantica from Argentina!” (…) Camilo Santostefano, the choirmaster, who is already on stage until lifting the trophy above him (…) the jury has really gave the prize to the best group in competition, a group that courageously presented a very difficult and assorted repertoire (with works of Gesualdo Da Venosa, Pizzetti, Whitacre, Pamintuan with a satisfactory fidelity for each style.

Buenos Aires Legislature – September 20th., 2012
(…) The artistic formation “Musica Quantica Voces de Cámara” led by the choirmaster Camilo Santostefano, was declared of Cultural Interest for the City of Buenos Aires in the Golden Hall of the Legislative Palace as a result of its activities. (…)

Pablo Bardin – Tribuna Musical – January 4th., 2012
(…) The 20-strong Orchestra was weak in the violin department but otherwise responded acceptably to conductor Camilo Santostefano, who has a good sense of style. (…)

Asociación de Críticos Musicales de Argentina – June, 2012
(…) The choir did a very good job, by brightening the scenes in which intervened. The Lírica Lado B orchestra, under the musical direction of Camilo Santostefano, showed some mismatches in the first performance, but it was improving during the course of it.
The effort was clearly notable in all the group. A show that is worth seeing (…)

Pablo Bardin – Tribuna Musical – September, 2012
(…) The “opera” is long (2 h 40´) and the music is very charming and catchy, done with superb professionalism . It was a pleasure to hear it, for the musical side was mostly good. (…) Camilo Santostefano, the conductor, kept things together efficaciously. Some of the singers stood out: Alejandro Spies (Paramount), Selene Lara (Zara), Tamara Odón (Lady Sophie), Pablo Urban in a spoof on tenors, Gabriel Carasso as a witty Goldbury. The others (nine singers in ten parts) were in the picture, all of them ready to have and give fun, including the ten-member choir. (…

Enrique Sirven – Operas de Hoy – October 23rd., 2011
(…) Recover the festive meaning from not only his young interpreters but a youthful conception of its stage directors, in this oportunity Diego E. Rodriguez and the musical conducting of Camilo Santostefano. The work of the singers is matched in musical and acting quality. Highly recommended to see also in family. (…)

Juan Carlos Montero – La Nación – November 6th., 2011
(…) As visible head of project is Camilo Santostefano as musical director (…)
And what was shown and listened has result in a comforting experience, because Buenos Aires and this group of youngs in their different responsabilities, were making an artistic event. (…)The group acted with serenity, both in the acting and in the recitation and sung, and the whole young company performed with a very good level, all the difficulties of a score rich in ideas and well orchestrated. These merits have led to a logical and warm applause that then, both in the single interval as in the end, resulted in an atmosphere of familiar camaraderie. (…)

Pablo Bardín – Buenos Aires Herald – June 27th., 2011
(…) The musical side was decently presented though with ups and downs. The 24-piece orchestra, big enough for this music, was conducted with good style by Camilo Santostefano. (…)

Enrique Sirven – Operas de Hoy – August 3rd., 2010
(…)While the most positive aspects lie in the musical in the voices and in the instrumental set with the direction of Camilo Santostefano. (…)

 Enrique Sirven – Operas de Hoy – November 19th., 2009
(…) In the outdoor staging of Diego E. Rodriguez they all shine (the protagonists), choir and orchestra, who interacts with juggles and acrobats, Is a real celebration to know the work (with the family too) with de great direction of Camilo Santostefano (…)

Luciano Marra de la Fuente – Tiempo de Musica – January 2nd., 2007
(…) Musica Quantica has an impeccable rhythmic precision (…) The polyphonic textures where the voices has independent lines, are solved with beauty and self-confidently, along with an admirable tuning, especially in difficult parts because of their extreme dynamics and record. The resolution of the required dissonances in certain works has been perfect, reaching moments of an intense expressiveness (…) Musica Quantica, with the careful and attentive direction of Camilo Santostefano, stands on the current musical scene as one of the most serious groups in choral chamber repertoire in Buenos Aires, offering impressive versions for the technical and expressive virtues that their voices possess. (…)