David Kim: “Maestro Ponti is first and foremost, a wonderful and natural musician."
Antonio Pompa-Baldi: "Maestro Ponti is a first-rate musician, an insightful collaborator, an inspiring leader, and just an all-around fantastic partner to make great music with."
Michael Ludwig: “ Raffaele brings extraordinary artistry and incredible excitement and passion to the podium, a musician of great sensitivity and high artistry."
Ilya Kaler: "definitely one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. It is quite rare that one comes across a musician of such technical mastery and musical sensitivity."
Henry Fogel: “Ponti’s conducting is expressive, clear, and emotionally communicative - frankly all the things I look for in conductors….very impressive.”
Robert Bonfiglio: "I was stunned by what an unbelievable conductor he is; wonderful, dazzling, exciting, I don't know what to say other than Very Musical."
Jeffrey Biegel: "His work is fresh, well prepared, inspiring, and sensitive."
Giorgio Leardini: "As a musician, he displays a great deal of excellence and sensitivity to his music. His conducting technique shows elegance and confidence. He has all the qualifications to achieve a brilliant career."
Eugene Gratovich: Maestro Raffaele Ponti is an outstanding musician and conductor. His gestures are always clear and expressive. He has the highest professional standards. He is a conductor with whom musicians wish to make music."