"We are extremely fortunate to have a conductor of the skill and passion of Gerry Floriano in our region. His work on the podium is exemplary, and he has inspired and educated countless musicians in his rehearsals and concerts. Through his talent, dedication and commitment to excellence, Maestro Floriano is a brilliant advocate for the power of orchestral music."
— JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
"Fortunate are those young musicians who have the opportunity to learn and make music with this devoted conductor and educator "extraordinaire." His successful and long career as conductor of opera, symphony and choruses are proof of his unwavering enthusiasm and his high artistic standards. Gerry, the much loved and respected maestro, is a credit to the music profession and a model for what a teacher and performer should exemplify."
— David Effron, Chair and Professor of Conducting, Indiana University
“Gerry is a wonderful colleague; a terrific, sensitive musician and a pleasure to work with. I have tremendous respect for him as an artist and as a great collaborator. I look forward to my next opportunity of working with him.”
— Michael Ehrman, Freelance Opera Director associated with Houston Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Atlanta Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera and others
“His stick technique, cues and superb musicianship were a joy to witness! Baltimore School for the Arts students were awed as we all delighted to the GBYO’s gyrating Cuban Overture by Gershwin. Dr. Floriano’s sensitivity and command of Dvorak’s New World Symphony was simply masterful. He is one of those rare conductors who actually cares about THE MUSIC and shows what he wants!”
— Vincent Patterson, Vice President, Music Celebrations Int’l