"I have been giving lessons to the young cellist Riccardo Pes for a few years. He has also participated in some masterclasses held by me (Wiener Meisterkurse for instance) and I would recommend him highly.
In every regard Mr. Pes is an excellent cellist who has distinguished himself with his exceptional technique and especially through demonstrations of his outstanding musicality. Regarding his interpretation of works I have to particularly mention his frankness, very capable receptivity, attention for stylistic details and tasteful technique.
It is a true joy to work with him because he has the capability to do what you have suggested very quickly. He has soloist skills but also a talent for chamber music. I should also mention his curiosity for every single aspect of music-making and for contemporary music as well.”
"I would like hereby to highly recommend the young italian musician Riccardo Pes. Riccardo is a very deserving student, whom I first met at the Festival "Suoni delle Dolomiti" in 2010, during the premiere of a piece of mine for cello ensemble.
Mr. Pes played an active and important role among the performers on that occasion and showed himself already then not only as a very talented cellist but also as an intelligent musician.
I have later taught Mr. Pes during masterclasses at the Zagreb Music Academy, when he performed the Suite VI of J.S.Bach with great musicality, and again reaffirmed the qualities of a young performer who certainly deserves all the help and support."