National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, Los Angeles

[Four standing ovations in 45 minutes]

“Hector Olivera [followed actor David Hyde Pierce] with his incredible music machine [Roland Atelier]. Here is a man with phenomenal technique and musicianship who moves from one genre to another with ease…. [He] continues to grow, evolve, and entertain; he envisions himself as a total orchestra. A highlight of his organ/orchestra arrangements was the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony. All 2,000+ registrants were able to see the entertainers thanks to the very kind generosity of the Roland Corporation…. [Large TV screens and a professional cameraman] allowed us to get a very close, personal view of Olivera’s remarkable finger and footwork….”

—The American Organist

“One of the most gifted artists now before the public.”

—Pittsburg Post-Gazette

“It is totally impossible, in print, to adequately describe and do justice to the brilliance of his technique.”

—Manchester Organ Society Magazine

“His interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture’ demonstrated that his full knowledge of the orchestral score made him comparable to the most celebrated conductors.”

—La Prensa, Buenos Aires

“…. Entertained his audience with a dazzling display of sonic and technical marvels…. Olivera is an engaging performer that clearly has found his particular niche and fills it splendidly.”

—The Washington Post

“Hector Olivera brought the house down with a stupendous performance. From the moment the organ console rose to the stage, the audience was spellbound.”

—The American Organist

“Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity, and that still doesn’t say it…. Hector Olivera is in a class by himself.”

—Atlanta Journal

“The audience surged to its feet even before the last chord died away, applauding wildly till Olivera obliged with two encores.”

—The Portland Press Herald

“An event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Hector Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.”

—The Times Reporter, Portland, Maine