"Carlos is a leader on and off the podium. Not only does he program and conduct multiple orchestras, but creatively, he pushes the performance envelope with a vision of how to cultivate the next generation of classical music lovers.”
- Leanne Wright, VP Communications, The New Classical FM/ZoomerMedia Limited
"I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to play with your orchestra. I learned a lot from you! The concert was fantastic because of you! Thank you again!
Wish you have a good day and wish God bless you and the Ontario Pops Orchestra."
- Nicholas Wu, Bassoon player
"Thank you Carlos. You have been an inspiration for Dea."
- Sandhya Saldanha
"I am pleased to announce our new Music Director, Carlos Bastidas! We're confident that you will be impressed by the knowledge, experience, and talent Carlos will be bringing to the orchestra."
- Alice Pearen, Violinist