What they say...
Pianist Kathryn Selby has brought together musicians of exceptional calibre who clearly love playing together.
The Selby & Friends national touring season has earned an enviable reputation for the highest quality performances and an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity where relaxing with an extended 'family' leads to the true pleasure of chamber music. With media reviews that include the phrases "performances to be treasured", "the series is full of gems", "these musicians set a high, consistent and thoroughly professional benchmark", and audience feedback such as "I so look forward to each concert as they are the highlight of my musical year", Selby & Friends announces the 2013 Concert Season.
Selby & Friends presents subscription seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Turramurra and Bowral. Beginning in 2007, the series was created by Australian pianist, Kathryn Selby with a special emphasis on chamber music. Her guests have included many of the finest ensemble performers from Australia and around the world. Her popular Sydney series, 'A Little Lunch Music' of which she is Artistic Director, was created in 2008 in association with City Recital Hall Angel Place and occurs once per month.
Selby & Friends introduced two successful new projects in 2011 - the invitation to bring any child 14 and under for free to our concerts so that access is given to those who may become our audience of the future. We also offer the opportunity for our friends in the audience to be involved with the new Selby & Friends initiative - our Audience Commission Award. Thanks to the support of many patrons, we are now in a position to commission a piece during 2012, for performance in a future upcoming season.
With two new commissions planned for 2014, the exciting 2013 season will focus on the performer with many favourite masterworks chosen by Selby, and her superb cast of guest artists in a showcase of duos, trios, quartets and a quintet to delight and enthral. Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, John Ireland, Grieg and more will be performed by brilliant Australian and internationally renowned musicians. Joining Kathy for the first time are Ilya Konovalov, concertmaster Israel Philharmonic, Tobias Breider, SSO principal violist, Timo-Veikko Valve, principal cellist ACO, Vesa-Matti Leppänen, concertmaster New Zealand Symphony and Australian virtuoso violinist Susie Park. Returning guest artists include New-York based cellists Clancy Newman and Australian Julian Smiles and violinist Sophie Rowell and Adelaide based British violinist Elizabeth Layton.
The season also includes the inaugural S&F Development Artist providing a young artist the unique opportunity to be mentored by extraordinary ensemble performers. Included in Tour 1 2013, this young performer will work with the ensemble in Dvořák’s beautiful Piano Quintet in A major.
This is an exciting mix of emerging young stars and seasoned performers with whom to explore both favourite and fascinating new repertoire. Please come and relax with friends and enjoy this glorious music.
Sun, 16 Mar - Elder Hall, Adelaide
Mon, 17 Mar - NGA, Canberra
Tues, 18 Mar - Fed Square, Melbourne
Thurs, 20 Mar - City Recital Hall, Sydney
Sat, 22 Mar - Southern Highlands
Sun, 23 Mar - Turramurra Uniting Church
Piano Trios by Brahms and Schubert
Mozart Violin Sonata
World Premiere by Clancy Newman
Contact us for more details on 1300 511 099
27/06/2013Tour 3 - Romance with Finnish touch
30/01/2013Service to the arts rewarded
28/01/2013Limelight Magazine blog: Let's get this show on the road