Leonardo possesses a unique spirit and is a virtuoso extraordinaire on the violin…the spirit of the age inhabits him. By this I mean he is a citizen of the world, a modern man in the truest sense. In fact he shows us how easily we can communicate across cultures if the desire and effort are there.
- Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director Jazz at Lincoln Center
Fernando Suarez Paz played with delicious clarity and passion.
- New York Times
Personifies and embodies the authentic spirit of Tango.
- LARAS, Latin GRAMMY-Awards Live
His knowledge of the tango violin playing conveys a century of individual styles.
- The STRAD Magazine
The harmonically sophisticated arrangements by Leonardo Suárez Paz are superb, as is his sardonic Milonga de los monsters – an unlikely yet happy marriage of Prokofiev and tango nuevo.
- GRAMOPHONE, UK Andrew Farach-Colton
Leonardo Suarez Paz is Tango Royalty" "powerful and sensual" "Few other musics, if any, move so comfortably on the dance floor or stand so proudly on the concert stage.
Leonardo Suarez Paz is tango royalty. His father Fernando played violin with Astor Piazzolla, the great tango composer and bandoneon player. His mother Beatriz is a famous singer within the music and, throughout Suarez Paz' childhood, the family home thronged with musicians, poets, dancers and artists. Now, he carries that mantle forward in his own music.
- All About Jazz
Leonardo Suarez Paz is surely now the torchbearer of Argentine Tango and the legacy of its greatest composer, Astor Piazzolla.
- All About Jazz
Leonardo's hands, it merges deftly with jazz. Piazzolla's "Calambre" is an excellent example of this—at times, it is as if Stuff Smith (the father) duets with Jean-Luc Ponty (the son).
A magnificent performance filled with all the virtues of tango—"Masters of Tango Violin", indeed.
- All About Jazz
Here's the surprise - the Cuartetango String Quartet .... a serious pitch to the black-tie segment of their listeners.
- Los Angeles Times
The result was a fascinating collaboration called TANGO, TAP, AND FIRE.
They played with enormous passion, performing three pieces by Suárez Paz's mentor, Astor Piazzolla...
Suárez Paz sang the beautiful ballad, "El Dia Que Me Quieras" and was joined by his wife, Olga Suárez Paz, in a short tango dance demonstration. Paz's singing voice is gorgeous, so his song was a special treat that brought loud cheers from the audience.
- Broadway World Review, Tango, Tap and Fire
Arranger Leonardo Suárez Paz is a son of violinist Fernando Suárez Paz, who played in the composer's ensemble for a decade. Some of the composer's spirit seems to have seeped into the next generation.
"A Schubertian pianism gives way to a dramatic Weill-esque flair.." "The instrumental introduction to "Oblivion" is one of Suárez Paz's finer moments... Original and rather operatic piece of modernism composed by Suárez Paz .. opens with a kind of minty cadenza for violin and cello, and goes on to pay tribute to the great Astor Piazzolla..
- Seattle PI
Masters of Bandoneon is the closest most of us will ever come to being in the same room with this many legends of Tango! Excellent tango and classical players.
- Cleveland Classical, Cuartetango String Quartet
Leonardo Suarez Paz - Tango Master of the 21st Century.
- LATINA, Japan
- Victor Hugo Morales, Radio Continental Interview
Leonardo Suarez Paz.... one of the names of the best tango legacy - the precise evidence that the tango history is still being written.
- Diario Critica de la Argentina, Jorge Lanata
Rich and wonderful ..... artfully unflinching. This recording simply dazzles.
- TJ Nelson, World Music Central, Masters of Bandoneon
Piazzolla's tango once again seduces Fasanomusica..... accompanied by the voice and sensual movements of Olga Suarez Paz, in a show dedicated to the tango of Piazzolla a true reformer of the genre proved to have excellent virtuosity and an incredible ability to convoke the unique timbre of the tango.
- Osservatorio Oggi, Notizie Cultura & Spettacolo
Tango is not just a musical genre. It is a whole world made up of feelings, gazes, gestures and poetic complexity. Of shades of colors that the audience ... greatly appreciated. Warmest of applause. Beautiful tangos.
- GoFasano, Dino Cassone
Featured performer on multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-Awarded albums, Leonardo Suarez Paz can have his pick of concert venues. The violin virtuoso is a veteran of first-rate stages.... "A complete sensory experience” – incorporating different expressions of the tango including music, dance, song, and poetry. The description underscores the musician’s complicated relationship with the industry that birthed him.
- Main Street Wire
The high point was was ‘Fuga y Misterio’ of Piazzolla, notable for its classical antecedents, an homage to Bach and the Baroque, in a superior performance” “violinist Leonardo Suarez-Paz’ voice came as a surprise and delight. His strong voice (he sings as well as he plays) sold the lyrics, and articulated tango performance’s very soul.”
- Greenwich Citizen, Symphony Review
Leonardo Suarez-Paz, could hardly have been anything but a tango player. Born in Buenos Aires and now a New Yorker, Suarez-Paz is Tango Royalty. With his dark good looks and impeccable manners, Suarez-Paz might himself be a screen star someday, especially given that the start of his American career could have come right out of an MGM backstage musical.
- Erie Times-News, John Chacona
Leonardo has such an amazing professional legacy and authenticity. He and the musicians and dancers of Cuartetango bring us an exceptional live sexy performance.
- The Patriot News, Teri Guerrisi, director of the HACC Performing Arts Series
Suarez Paz’s father, a brilliant tango violinist, had been one of Piazzolla’s principal collaborators, and from the first bar it was clear that the father and the son were made of the same stuff.
- JAZZIZ Magazine, Cuartetango in Birdland
A young Argentinean violinist played on Saturday in New York with a guitarist Jim Hall, a living jazz legend. He even sang. The violinist is the son and a colleague of Fernando, a celebrated instrumentalist of Astor Piazzolla, played crossover with a jazz star, Jim Hall. It was incredible. Leonardo Suarez Paz has been living in New York for five years. He is dedicated to what he likes most of all: music. He is 30 years old and does everything. Among other things, he writes arrangements for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, records music for films, and leads his two tango groups and one jazz group. The night on Saturday was his night. Jim Hall presented him very emotionally as a new talent.
- CLARIN “It was Incredible,” Fernanda Iglesias