"one should highlight the spectacular musicians Monika Streitová (flute) and Pedro Rodrigues (guitar) that showed how the contemporary music scene has superb musicians in Portugal." (Público Journal, Lisbon)
Miguel Azguime, composer: "Machina Lírica Ensemble, composed of exceptional soloists, is a unique representative of the new generation of musicians. Along with their surprising technical e interpretative capacities, there is a special commitment to the musical creation stated by a close complicity and collaboration with composers and indeed expressed by the huge number of premieres they have performed."
João Pedro Oliveira, composer: “The name «Machina Lírica» defines a character of this ensemble: precision and sensitivity. It is a pleasure to listen to these two musicians. They define themselves by their professionalism and thoroughness in the musical interpretation.”
“I had not witnessed such an impressive musical performance by an instrumental duo for a long time, until I heard Machina Lírica Duo in concert.” (Josef Mlejnek, Arts Critic; Katolický týdeník)
“Monika Streitová and Pedro Rodrigues, both as an ensemble and individually, presented extraordinary qualities of interpretation, namely an enormous certainty, sensibility, claw and capacity to adapt themselves to musical texts of distinct and diverse qualities. One should also stress the fact that all of the presented works were world-premiere performances, a sign of great courage on the Ensemble’s part. An extraordinary concert, not only for the quality of the works presented, but also because it is a privilege to be able to listen to performances with the quality – excellent in any part the world – of Pedro Rodrigues and Monika Streitová.” (Tiago Cabrita, composer and music critic; Espaço Crítica para a Nova Música)