|The execution of the "Variations on the prayer of Moses by Rossini" (elaborated by Paganini) was one of the most thrilling live performances ever heard. The violinist as with the music (or score) interrogates, sections and prospects a colour from the violin with a precise aim to create a flow of emotions and sensations, completed by controlled delirium of the technical passages.
Šiškovič gave to the musicians of the Ensemble Cologne the animation that baroque music requires. He has this music in his blood, a violinist of immense talent, master of his exceptional instrument.
Le Courrier Cauchois
The artist demonstrated an impeccable technique, perfect intonation, fluent musical ability. The overall impression was a sense of perfection, balanced sound and rhythmic precision.
...Honegger's sonata for solo violin was supreme. Even though not of easy listening, the piece is however endowed with high musical qualities and has allowed Črtomir Šiškovič to unfold with his Stradivari all his technique and skill, achieving thoroughly unique results.
Šiškovič is a skilled and vigorous instrumentalist, and he has to be appreciated above all because there is continuity in his interpretation, because he is sober and yet fully aware of the colors. Even in the presence of brilliant passages, of which Paganini's Capricci are overflowing, he still privileges music and constructive design.
...what convinced me was his musical orientation of the highly sophisticated techniques – this is why I believe that the Stradivari is in the right hands, in the hands of an artist who knows how to perform a fraseggio with feeling, how to fade down the tones – in short, who knows the field of musical interpretation.
With the generous, full and lively tones of his violin, with differentiated dynamics, with meditate fadings of colors and force, with his knowledge of how to convey musical thoughts and emotional tensions. Šiškovič...
Violinist Šiškovič certainly imposed himself with perfect sound and technique...
A lasting impression remains of the interpretation of the concerto for violin in a minor by J. S. Bach, offered by Šiškovič and the musicians of the "Kammer Ensemble Cologne" with tense energy and the homogeneity that is peculiar to chamber music.
A real experience was the performance of Črtomir Šiškovič, who played E. Chausson's Poème for violin and piano. Expressive and soft passages alternate in this piece, and were delivered by the violinist with essential, clean sound and tremendous expressivity.
Not only did he skilfully master his part and tune: he also knew how to arouse enthusiasm in his audience with the lightness of his play and his appealing solo scenes.
What fascinated in the performance of the soloist was not only his excellent technique and the delicate pureness of his intonation but also the soft tone of his precious instrument.
The great violinist Črtomir Šiškovič excelled performing his solo part. His cultured way of playing astonished throughout.
Šiškovič, the violinist from Trieste, was above the high expectations that the Mendelssohn concerto asks from the soloist. The fast and difficult passages were executed playfully and without any trace of effort, giving a sense of tranquillity to who was listening.
The excellence of the concertmaster Črtomir Šiškovič (whose fine musical qualities contributed to an enlightening performance of the difficult Schubertian Rondò) were instrumentally impeccable in the inaccessible divertissement from the Rossinian variations.
Vincenzo R. Segreto
La Gazzetta di Parma
Črtomir Šiškovič's violin demonstrated the moments of major intensity in the expressive interpretation of Haydn.
La Nuova Ferrara
The soloist Šiškovič, playing the Abergavenny Stradivari, impressed his public by the way. He dominated with mastery the tricky part, showing up the marvellous thematic ideas with a big controlled expressivity.
Il Messaggero Veneto