... also the cross-culture aspect that flows from your repertoire, which mirrors a feeling of constant renewal of being Portuguese, and of the Portuguese Language itself, which is an inheritance that we must also defend abroad. The importance of your success is increased exponentially by the fact that Prague, with its secular artistic and dynamic musical traditions, does not easily accept new experiences: it however accepted you, for which we are very proud." — Jose Julio Pereira Gomes, Ambassador of Portugal in Prague, June 2009