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"I could say without any doubt that Ochanine is a titan of the podium. He has definitely arrived. His boyish looks betray his ability to wield the baton maturely, not literally in a magical manner but with commanding authority."
- Antonio Hila, Philippine Inquirer
"The conductor made the orchestra sound better than ever. He produced exceptionally beautiful nuances in the orchestral playing. This was one of the best performances of the PPO I attended in Manila. BravoMaestro Ochanine!"
- Juan Lanuza, BusinessWorld
"Olivier Ochanine is a world--class music director. Not only is he very personable, but at such a young age, he has been able to make the Philippine Philharmonic sound better than ever... he is a magnanimous director and will bring out the best of any orchestra.."
- world renowned flutist Viviana Guzman
"...it was obvious the PPO was in good shape. Conductor Olivier Ochanine made sure it would be a memorable evening. To this writer, it was the PPO at one of its best and Ochanine at his most-inspired moments. They deserved that rousing ovation."
- Pablo Tariman, Philippine Inquirer
"I enjoyed collaborating with Olivier on the Brahms Concerto immensely. His knowledge of the score, insightful and sensitive conducting , and podium energy led to one of the best performances in recent memory. I am excited to work with this wonderful conductor many times in the future."
- Odin Rathnam, former Concertmaster, Harrisburg Symphony
"He was in absolute command throughout! 'The Rite of Spring' was most exhausting to conduct and at its close, the triumphant but obviously weary Ochanine acknowledged the thunderous applause for his astounding, indeed, overwhelming performance on the podium."
- Rosalinda Orosa, Philippine Star
"In my 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony, I have seen so many young conductors come and grow but still it is rare to find one who combines a clear confident technique, a sophisticated sense of style and the kind of communicative aura which makes people want to respond to his ideas, which are based in utmost integrity."-
- Steven Dibner, Associate Principal Bassoonist, San Francisco Symphony
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