"Cristobal Selame is a very young talent who plays the guitar at a very mature level. Every note played by Cristobal has an inspired meaning as they come straight from his heart. As the art of music is to communicate from the interpreters heart to the hearts of the audience, we will certainly appreciate this upcoming new master"
- Sergio Assad
"Cristobal plays with real passion and flair. (I am also incredibly jealous of his fantastic tremolo!) He is also a charming person with a great sense of humor. His humanity comes out through his playing."
- Marc Teicholz
“He is a rare talent here and plays so well that he could already have an agent and be touring,” gushed Whitehead, himself a masterful classical and flamenco guitarist. “I have only been working with Cristóbal now for a few weeks, but I must say he is the most talented classical guitarist I have met in 20 years. His repertoire is extensive and varied and one that he plays with comand"
- Dr. Corey Whitehead
".... crisp and energetic rendition of Mauro Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30, featuring Chilean guitarist Cristóbal Selamé fronting a flawless 14-piece string ensemble of SFCM alumni, conducted with both vim and sensitivity by Nicole Paiement. Selamé appeared to have no trouble negotiating the speedy passages in the first and third movements, and handled the middle Andantino with great feeling and delicacy"
- Classical Guitar Magazine
"... the first undergraduate winner of the SFCM Guitar Concerto Competition, Selamé rose to all of those challenges with a sense of comfortable stylization, frequently livening up even the most mundane of Giuliani’s tunes with sparkling arpeggiated textures"
- San Francisco Examiner