"... The excellent “sound culture” of the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet with Michael Bondarev (1st violin), Ekaterina Belisova (2nd violin), Alexej Popov (viola) and Sergej Belissow (cello) is formed from the unconditional fusion of the execution of excellent artists that, while being still very individually recognizable, gave a great liveliness to the music. ...
The culminating point of the concert was the Quintet of R. Schumann in Mib mag. The dominant piano part was played by Alessandro Drago with a convincing identification with the Schumann’s style and superior plasmatic and technical capacity.
He came abreast of the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet. In the charming dialectic of the contrasts, the triumphant and complete impulse was emphasized as a dreamy poetry of lively passages, loving tenderness and strong longing. The exhilarating execution aroused a great wave of enthusiasm.”