J. Wnuk-Nazarowa NOSPR – „Szymon Makowski conducted National Radio Symphony Orchestra with and was highly appreciated by the orchestra and public as well. He has great conducting style, composure and ability to work efficient with the orchestra in a very short term.”

G. Gelmetti OPMC – „Szymon Makowski has shown talent, commitment, and solid musical preparation.”

Sz. Bywalec OMN, programming commitee of the Warsaw Autumn Festival – „Szymon Makowski proved, that he has a great potential to perform contemporary music. Well prepared, imaginative and fast-working he was warmly welcomed by the orchestra. Impressed by his originality, imagination, the ability for cooperation and great potential, I am convinced that Mr. Makowski is going to be in future, unconventional, highly individual and very valuable conductor.”