critics

… A student of the famous Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses, Cristina Basili, whose origins are a mix of Greek and Austrian blood, showed not only virtuosity, but, more importantly, a deep knowledge and understanding of the score, not an easy feat given the choice of composers. If technical acrobatics are no longer a surprise in tender years, making music for real remains a possibility only for the talented. And the cellist Cristina Basili is certainly one of them…                                    

Cristina Sârbu, Sinaia World Enescu Festival 2013

…Cristina Basili, who studied with David Grigorian and Antonio Meneses, has impressed critics with her skill and, above all, the maturity of her interpretation…

Megaron Athens

…Cristina Basili is an exceptionally talented and committed young artist with everything it needs to become an outstanding performer. She has a fine and voluminous sound and fully developed technique and displays a strong personality…

Johannes Meissl, Artis Quartett

…Cristina Basili is a very talented musician and an extraordinary cellist with great potential…

Antonio Meneses, Cellist

…Despite her youth , Basili was content, not only to show technical virtuosity and a fine and voluminous tone – which she definitely has in her disposal and also was confirmed by the two “encores” the virtuoso “Dance of Elves” by Popper and Franck’s poetic  “After a Dream”.

Rather, one could clearly discern her individual interpretation and emotional commitment throughout the programme. With Schumann and Franck in particular, her passion, tenderness and thoughtful building of phrases was evident. In Kodaly’s sonata, her accomplishment was to combine the various parts in an exceptional musical articulation…

Recital April 2015, Megaron Athens

Nikos Dontas, I Kathimerini, April 2015