The Cristina Pato Quartet was received in Vancouver last thursday April 11th with a full house and standing ovations at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Here’s a quote from Stuart Derdeyn’s review for The Vancouver Sun:
Imagine a bagpiper playing with the passion and emotion of John Coltrane on sax and you’ve got this incredible band and its leader in focus. This concert was nothing short of a revelation.
Derdeyn not only praised the Quartet musical performance, but also Cristina’s skills as a lecturer and educator:
Pato took time to outline the journey that they would take the audience on, and proved why she is so in demand as an educator, author and thinker besides being a killer player. Her lecture is almost as good as her playing. Almost.(…) Whether on bagpipe, piano, vocals or a tour de force tambourine tune, Pato was never less than amazing.
The Cristina Pato Quartet will also be touring the US this summer, starting in June at Chautauqua Institution… stay tuned!