"One of the living masters of the gaita"
— The Wall Street Journal (2013)
“Ms. Pato will amaze you. Her playing dismisses any notion of a square, martial quality, infusing almost constant exotic coloration, finding entire ranges of microtones between pitches and bending one into another (...) what Mr. Golijov calls “something incredibly primal.”
— New York Times, James R. Oestreich (September 16, 2006)
"Ms. Pato’s sound is unlike any bagpipe playing you’ve heard: imagine the timbres of an oboe, a metal-ready electric guitar and a screaming trumpet rolled into a single, virtuosic burst of energy”
— New York Times, Allan Kozinn (August 21, 2007)
"Lo mejor de Cristina Pato quizá no sea tanto este presente que la ilusiona, sino el futuro que se le adivina ...”
— El País, Carlos Galilea (23 de Marzo de 1999)
In April Cristina is embarked on the Silkroad tour with Yo-Yo Ma. Touring the US with a unique repertory that includes Edward Perez’s The Latina 6/8 Suite, commissioned by Cristina, the cello and piano movement of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, with Yo-Yo Ma on cello and Cristina on piano, and the storytelling piece Cristina composed inspired in her mother’s journey with dementia: My Lethe Story: The River of Forgetfulness. The tour includes also some arrangements of traditional music from around world and new pieces by Ljova, Jia Daqun and Colin Jacobsen.