"... guest conductor Tomás Netopil, ... made what may have been the most distinguished DSO conducting debut since music director Jaap van Zweden..
In gestures unfailingly precise, he demonstrated a sure sense of musical proportion and direction. Phrases were lovingly contoured, with just the right breath when needed; he knew just when to linger warmly, when to press urgently ahead. ..." (Dallas Morning News)
"... Netopil was an inspiring presence on the podium... (his) podium technique nearly flawless... While his every gesture and move exactly indicated how he wanted the music to be played, he never over conducted and freed his musicians play... His baton technique is so perfected and ingrained that he no longer has to think about it. His joy of making music was evident, even in the serious moments, and that was conveyed to the orchestra and, in turn, to the audience."