"Pero Šiša is a man of Mediterranean origin and climate, and that means that he always tries to be in touch with his audience. His credo, a way of composing and everything that he does, is a composition manuscript that is a blend of tradition and modern techniques with the artistic tension and choice that at some point he feels are most appropriate. He is not afraid of traditional approach, the use of tonality and patterns that are implied by traditional music, because he believes that the chance of music is to restore trust of audience in music and composer at this moment, which is the time without any restrictions.
As far as the technical side is concerned, he attempts to be on the highest level, i.e. to demonstrate mastery of compositional craft. Everything leads us to conclusion that Šiša is a romantic. As far as the form is concerned, he makes his compositions mostly in the style of classic – the sonata form, the form of song, with clear and transparent conducting of parts, and especially with prominent expression of internal emotions (Romanticism, Impressionism)."
JOHN ALAN ROSE
composer & pianist
Artists International Management
(New York, USA)
"I find Pero Šiša's piano concerto to be beautifully crafted. This is sincere music that speaks immediately to the listener. It is a broad, serious work with no frills or flash; the music goes straight to your heart. Pero uses effective and judicious treatment of his material, masterfully orchestrated. His music contains maturity and depth that, in my opinion, would speak to people of any culture. I would love to see his music performed more in America."
"Pero Šiša is one of the most famous Croatian composers who occupies a prominent place in the history of Dubrovnik's music that goes back to the 16th century.
Indeed, he is a composer whose inventions, creative fantasies and its realization are spontaneously received with the audience as well as with professional critics.
Listening to his compositions we can not but confirm the sincerity of impressions of Šiša’s creativity. Šiša finds his inspiration in Dubrovnik, the city of famous and rich cultural, scientific and creative tradition that does not tolerate mediocrity."