"Amazing tonal palette... a wonderfully articulated performance... he eased in to the more introspective episodes without losing the basic pulse...
gorgeous... a program that I, for one, will not soon forget".
-DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City U.S.A.-
"Beautiful dynamic progression in the variations of the Introduction and Passacaglia by Reger. Bertero uses with talent the tonal palette and the soft reeds... his transcription of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, magnificently 'orchestrated', the neat interpretation, precise and rigorous, authorize the optimal valuation of the inexhaustible riches of the instrument organ".
"Roberto Bertero: the musical spirit at the Cathedral... virtuosity... an extreme musicality, right tempo balance as well as a brilliant and enchanting rhytmic solidity".
-NICE MATIN, France-
"With pleasure I recommend Mr. Roberto Bertero. He came to study at my 'Meisterkursus' in Zürich and I have been able to appreciate his qualities.
His great tecnical ease, his elegant musicality and the riches of his imagination for the registration make of him a remarkable organist".
(titular organist St.Eustache, Paris)
"This disc showcases the 1988 Van den Heuvel organ, a magnificent instrument of 8000 pipes spread over five manuals and a pedal department noted for its three 32' reed stops....
Bertero makes the fullest use of the tonal resources at his disposal".
(July 2000, p.82)
"Italy inaugurated with fire the 'Organ Week'... an impeccable performance".
-DIARIO DE MALLORCA, Baleares/Spain-
"Willingly I recommend Mr. Roberto Bertero whom I have invited twice, on 1996 and 1997, to perform recitals at the 'Princedom of Monaco yearly Organ Festival'.
His remarkable virtuosity and his musicality already classify him among the great organists".
(titular organist Monaco Cathedral)
"The genial versatility of Roberto Bertero. His performance at the 'XV Festival Internacional de Organo Catedral de Léon' was like a breath of fresh air... the interpreter don't partake to a formalist classicism, but to a classicism which accompains both components of the masterpiece: the expressive necessity, internal, subjective and the exterior means apt to its realistion, attaining intelligent and communicative results. The transcription made by the Italian Maestro (S.Barber Adagio Op.11) was gorgeously portentous, quite personal and effective. A great concert, for the themes freshness, the soloist aptitude to communicate an heterogeneous music, and for the sincere and clever interpreting skill of Roberto Bertero. To keep in mind for the next festivals".
-DIARIO DE LÉON, Spain-
"For the 2nd concert of the International Organ Festival of Monêtier-le-Bains, the Association invited the Italian concert organist Roberto Bertero. In spite of its youth (31 years old), he is an organist of great talent having played in many countries: Europe, United States, England, New Zealand. Through his very rich and varied program, this organist knew how to valorize all the Monêtier's organ possibilities: sweetness, power, romanticism. With amazing registrations... transformed his recital into a spectacular musical fireworks".
-JO FINO, Amis de l'orgue du Monêtier, France-
"Wonderful this transcription of Mahler's Adagietto from the 5th Symphony... the Saint-Saëns Danse macabre performed after... under the fingers of Roberto Bertero both get a proper identity... a skilful transcriber as Mr. Bertero simply don't obtain only the obyect to treat, but, much more, he his a servant of the music".
-JOURNAL DE GENEVE ET GAZETTE DE LAUSANNE, Switzerland-
"In May the Trust and the Otago and Southland Organists' Association jointly presented a concert by the Italian virtuoso organist Roberto Bertero, who had clearance as a visiting recitalist from the New Zealand Association of Organists. Roberto's concert was brilliant and comprised a number of orchestral arrangements - some by Roberto himself - along with a number of less commonly heard works. The resources of Norma organ clearly suited Roberto, who made much of the varied tonal colours".
-Chairman annual report DUNEDIN TOWN HALL, New Zealand-
"Elegant musician and perfect virtuoso... two golden hands".
-NICE MATIN, France-
Interview "Il fascino discreto della trascrizione" for the Italian magazine "Arte organaria e organistica" (Italian language)
-EDIZIONI CARRARA, Bergamo, Italy-
"I am abducted by the gorgeous sonorousness of the organ... Bertero's style, technique, choice of the repertoire, are not common... the result is extraordinary... he recasted a Rhapsody in Blue made of dances, yells, wispers, choirs... there is the soul of a jazz band... Mr. Bertero uses the instrument to get access to the music".
-LUIGI FAIT, music critic-
('Suonare' January 97)
"Never at the Aubenas organ has been played such a varied music... known compositions but also more intimate works. Under the hands and feet of Roberto Bertero, the instrument simultaneously becomes a choir, a soloist, an orchestra… a true choreography… and the audience is transported to the heaven".
-DAUPHINÉ LIBÉRÉ, Aubenas, France-
"Great talent… brilliant interpretations… virtuosity, the sensitivity of Roberto Bertero was fully expressed with the amazing spontaneousness of this virtuoso, skillfully using all the possibilities and sound richnesses of the organ. A wonderful evening due to the authentic talent of an organist of real great quality".
-DAUPHINÉ LIBÉRÉ, Alpe d'Huez, France-
Article "L'organo, la voce di Dio (?)", for the Italian magazine Bollettino Ceciliano n°5 (Italian language)
-ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA SANTA CECILIA, Roma, Italy-