"Rafael is know for his crossover of styles, creating true hybrids"
Carnegie Hall program notes, New York, 2014.
“A Renaissance artist with a great future”
Gary Lindsay for Score Magazine, Miami, 2014.
"Rafael is considered one of the classical music revelations in the country"
Correio Popular newspaper, Brazil, 2014.
“A rare talent, skilled in the arts of composition and conducting”
Brazilian national competition for young musicians, "Prelúdio" tv show, "Cultura" Channel, Brazil, 2010.