"a magnificent technique
interpretative talent and deep musicianship
very beautiful and personal performances"
(Buenos Aires: La Prensa, May 17, 1957)
"he impressed his enthusiastic audience with a significant talent, a big tone and
unusual powers of interpretation
facility, sensitivity and a flexible tone which
could thunder or whisper at the pianist's command"
(Cleveland: The Sun, June 10, 1965)
"excellent concept of the Mozart style, served by a highly refined technique
beautiful delineation of the singing line"
(Madrid: Informaciones, January 29, 1968)
"a particularly fine quality of tone
a thoroughly refined technique and
judicious use of pedals enhanced the fascination of his performance"
(Vienna: Kurier, February 9, 1968)
"a rich tone and strong technique
fascinating performance of the
(Berlin: Nachtdepesche, April 27, 1968)
"a marvellous touch
a wealth of subtleties
even the most delicate
(Debussy) arabesques remained distinct in each note"
(Berlin: Der Tagesspiegel, April 28, 1968)
"powerful dynamic effects, wise use of pedals, intensity of accents, in a highly
suggestive sonorous atmosphere
among the best piano virtuosi"
(Rome: Lo Specchio, December 29, 1968)
a true talent"
(Milano: Gioia, March 25, 1969)
"a brilliant, impeccable pianist"
(Rome: Il Messaggero, April 1, 1970)
"a sensitive pianist, guided both by his deep knowledge of his instrument and an
intellectualized emotional approach to music"
(Los Angeles: Classics West Magazine, May, 1971)
"his performances are grand in outline
a great technique"
(Philadelphia: The New Records, November, 1971)
"a demostration of pianistic efficiency
obvious command of phrasing"
(Boston: High Fidelity, January 1972)
"a very passionate temperament, expressed through an extremely solid technique not
excluding the use of percussive and shrill sound."
(Roberto Prosseda, "www.hi-figuide.com", 2002)
"[...] he performed two Novelettes by Schumann. Overwhelming personality and
cultured composer, pianist Calligaris performed Schumann's pages with the analytic and
artistic spirit of the composer."
(Michele Gioiosa, "Musica e Scuola", 15th January 2008)
"[...] Piano Parnassum Vol.1: eventually an alternative method with new music!
[...] a classical way from the instrumental point of view, but different in the musical
aesthetics. Fascinating atonal melodies, strict couterpoint, technical virtuosism.
Everything however absolutely 'pianistic'."
(Michele Gioiosa, "Musica e Scuola", 15th June 2008)
"Applauses and ovation for a Maestro who has always stood out for his great
musical talent of great composer and refined performer."
(Michele Gioiosa, "Musica e Scuola", 15th October 2008)