"A percussionist that pulsates to the rhythm of the orchestra, pairs of perfectly synchronized cords, wind instruments that give rise to subsequent enthusiastic reactions. The Romanian Youth Orchestra has created a new standard in the current Romanian music scene. If I may…I would suggest to the members of the Philharmonics around the country to attend future concerts of their younger colleagues and maybe adopt a little of their attitude and exuberance. “
"It is the kind of artistic group that can bring together the essence of optimism and build trust in the future. Better yet it is an artistic entity that many countries desire and even if they had one it could not be compared to the one I listened to at the Romanian Athenaeum under the name of The Romanian Youth Orchestra "
"The Romanian Youth Orchestra has become a national treasure and it is remarkable ! "
“The orchestra created three years ago is alive, intense, joyful, every moment is filled with music, always improving as being conducted by Cristian Mandeal… the result is a big family that plays beautifully “
“There has yet to be found a crisis that can prevent cellist Marin Cazacu from pursuing his projects. “
“What Marin Cazacu , Cristian Mandeal şi Horia Andreescu manage to accomplish represents a real investment in the future of our musical lifetime and the future of our culture.”
“The Romanian Youth Orchestra represents a wonderful present moment and a promising future of the Romanian symphonic music, the guarantee that the spirit of performing arts is found throughout the country. And maybe the most important is that The Romanian Youth Orchestra has become an ambition for the current generation of students, a goal that has to be met !“