"The 'hot' moment began when Ivo Nilsson started to play Javier Alvarez' piece, filled with a steam of diesel oil, and a mix between trucks and mambo orchestras."
"…Ivo Nilsson calls more contrasts in the music than you can imagine. It is first class playing straight through."
Dagens Nyheter, 2001, about the record Trombone con forza
"One of the highlights was Ivo Nilsson's performance of Luciano Berios Sequenza V."
Svenska Dagbladet, 1995
"--- A great effort by the soloist, who made a very convincing performance."
Svenska Dagbladet, 1989, about the performance of Lars Ekström's Trombone Concerto
"…he really premiered the concerto with incomparable brilliance and force."
Dagens Nyheter, 1989, about the performance of Lars Ekström's Trombone Concerto
"An extraordinay young instrumentalist, Ivo Nilsson, entered the stage and played the complicated solo part like he was playing a game, and with a magnificent profile."
Dagens Nyheter, 1987, about the performance of Miklós Maros' Trombone Concerto