What they say...

Pianist Kathryn Selby has brought together musicians of exceptional calibre who clearly love playing together.

About Us

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", "chamber music at its best", "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 its eighth year with the 2014 Concert Season.

Selby & Friends presents subscription seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Turramurra and the Southern Highlands. Beginning in 2007, the series was created by Australian pianist, Kathryn Selby AM with a special emphasis on chamber music. Her guests have included many of the finest solo and 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 is now in its eighth year.

Selby & Friends introduced two successful new projects in 2011 - the invitation to bring kids 14 and under for free to our concerts so that access is given to those who may become the audience of the future. And the opportunity for our friends in the audience to be involved with the new Selby & Friends initiative – the Audience Commission Award. Thanks to the support of many patrons, we have commissioned a new work by Paul Dean for performance in our 2014 season.

With two world premières in 2014, the exciting 2014 season will present an outstanding ensemble of acclaimed performers playing many of their favourite masterworks in duos, trios, quartets and quintet.

Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Grieg and more will be performed by brilliant Australian and internationally renowned musicians. Joining Artistic Director Kathy Selby for the first time is famed Swedish cellist, Torleif Thedeèn and Australian virtuoso violinists Natalie Chee and Daniel Dodds. Returning guests include Tobias Breider, SSO principal violist, Timo-Veikko Valve, principal cellist ACO, English violinist Elizabeth Layton and Australian virtuoso violinist Susie Park, New-York based cellist Clancy Newman and Australian Julian Smiles. We also welcome two Selby & Friends Development Artists in 2014 – Som Howie, clarinet and Hugh Klüger, double bass.

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.

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Swedish Delight

Tour 4, September

Sun, 14 Sept - Elder Hall, Adelaide

Mon. 15 Sept  -  NGA, Canberra
Tues 16 Sept -  City Recital Hall, Sydney
Wed, 17 Sept -   Deakin Edge, Fed. Square

Sat, 20 Sept -  Southern Highlands

Sun,21 Sept  - Turramurra Uniting Church

Special Guest Artist - Torleif Thedeen, cello

Works by Beethoven, Grieg, Debussy and Dean (world premiere)

Contact us for more details on 1300 511 099