Audience Feedback

We've received an overwhelmingly positive response to our concerts. 

Here's just a sample of the feedback we have received.

  • Thanks so much for providing this for you patrons. Unfortunately I had three episodes of freezing and had to go out, back in and move along a bit before the video would resume. Despite this disruption I really enjoyed your performance.It was lovely to see you all up so close - hands, faces, and the instruments. This enriched the performance for me. Thanks also for the supporting commentary - good idea to have this as a separate video.
    - Sally
  • Very many thanks Kathy, Andrew and Umberto. A great concert and the separate discussion was particularly interesting. It was very generous of you to speak to us for over 45 minutes! The sound was great and it was a real pleasure top see each of you up close playing your instruments! So much appreciated!
    - Jack
  • Thank you so much Selby and Friends!
    I feel extremely privileged to have shared Lets Get Personal for the 2nd time today...WoW!! I Loved every moment, I felt I was the audience in the concert hall for 1,and just loved the intimacy of that. Although the electric atmosphere at your concerts is an experience I'm dying to be part of again very soon....hopefully!
    Thanks so much for all of your amazing and wonderful music and artists you've shared with us through these strange days. It's really made my days! Cheers!!
    - Sue
  • Hi Selby and Friends,

    That’s great news as I was just about enjoy concert and films for 2nd time but now I don’t need to rush tonight.

    So pleased  with the positive response, it was a great concert and superbly filmed.

    Congratulations
    - Alison
  • Thank you so much for making this concert available to us! Wonderful camera work that allowed one to follow the fingering. Not sure whether it was our South Coast NSW connection, but the presentation kept cutting out, and one would have to take a guess as to where to restart it. The problem did not occur with the In Conversation section.
    - Jennifer
  • Thank you so much to Kathy and all involved for conceiving the idea and giving us such a fabulous concert. It was almost like having a night out, having the invitation, and then sitting down at home to watch beautiful music, magnificently performed, and then enjoy the conversation afterwards. While it didn't quite have the magic of a live performance, it was definitely the nearest thing. The applause you didn't hear was so much louder than usual, in  appreciation not just of three hugely talented and personable musicians, but of the gift you gave us to enjoy at home. Definitely a high point of our isolation period. We do look forward though to having your live concerts resume!

    With many thanks

    - Helen
  • Dear Kathy and friends, We have just watched and listened to your concert and it was fabulous.The sound quality was superb also the screening.Take a bow.We feel honoured to have had you all in our sitting room.Thankyou so much . It has made our day. Regards Rod and Trish Mclean
    - Rod and Trish
  • Thankyou so much Selby and Friends! 

    I feel extremely privileged to have shared Lets Get Personal for the 2nd time today...WoW!! I Loved every moment, I felt I was the audience in the concert hall for 1,and just loved the intimacy of that. Although the electric atmosphere at your concerts is an experience I'm dying to be part of again very soon....hopefully!

    Thanks so much for all of your amazing and wonderful music and artists you've shared with us through these strange days. It's really made my days! Cheers!!
    - Sue
  • Thanks for the making the program available. We appreciate the high standard of production which you have achieved. We really enjoyed the informal discussions about the music and would hope that this can be incorporated as a regular feature. It was a terrific concert but we did miss the interaction of being part of an audience and hearing the music live.
    - Sandy and Mal
  • Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful performance under difficult conditions. I particularly liked the fact that we could see the performers' hands and bowing so clearly.
    - Elaine
  • That was marvellous. Sat beside the fire and just enjoyed it. Nearly as good as being there (but not quite). Thank you and looking forward to future concerts. Best wishes.
    - Jeannette
  • Fantastic effort. ALMOST as good as a concert. The sound was excellent and the video quality really good. As always, Kathryn's playing was amazing and Andrew and Umberto stayed with her all the way. Lovely way to spend an Iso afternoon. 
    - Beverley
  • We have just finished watching this concert and enjoyed it greatly - I hope you can imagine tremendous applause
    - Robert
  • Logging in was not entirely simple. We could have done with the kind of context normally provided in Selby concerts, particularly as the program changed. The camera seemed mostly unable to get three hands in the picture at once.
    BUT we’ll done for having tried, and hopefully everyone will become more skilled at this as time goes by.
    - Caroline
  • Dear Cathy, Andrew and Umberto,
    We have just listened to the concert again.
    We have so enjoyed these 3 pieces. Plus we love the format of chamber music, its clarity, personality and simplicity. If you ever decide to release this concert on a CD, let us know. Neither of us was schooled in classical music but as we have lived our lives, it now features as one of our particular pleasures. Thank you again for this concert and may we all be in Llewellyn Hall live for the next one. There is a particular enjoyment Listening to music played right there in front of you. Also thank you for your lovely reply to our prior feedback.
    - Sandy and Malcolm
  • Thank you so very much for the fabulous concert and the "behind the scenes" talk. 

    These words can never convey how much I enjoyed listening to the music, but also, listening to you discuss the music first brought it all so much more to life.

    While it would never replace the live performance experience, the only disappointing thing was that we weren't able to give you all the enthusiastic applause at the end!!

    Thank you again

    - Jennifer
  • A welcome reviver after homeschooling grandchildren during the week! Beautifully played and heartwarming: many thanks. 
    - Margaret and Geoffrey
  • What a great pleasure it has been to enjoy these 3 piano trios, more than only once at a performance just ,it seemed, for me! Thank you for making this video available. And an enormous thank you to Kathy, Andrew and Umberto for continuing to give us the gift of music. 
    - Deidre
  • I absolutely love the concert and the behind-the-scenes documentary.  I have already seen both three times. The documentary is particularly fascinating both because of the detailed, in-depth review of the musical work just performed, and the context and disposition of the composer at the time the work was composed.  Although that format is followed in your live concerts, the documentary allows a more intimate view.  I think it totally smashed the "fourth wall" separating the audience and the performers in a way that was authentic and genuine - something that's attempted but rarely achieved these days.  Your piece to camera at the end of the doco was really strong and heartfelt. I hope your other subscribers enjoyed it, too. I am looking forward, I hope, to the next S&F Virtual concert.

    - Ben
  • Thank you so much for making this concert available to us! Wonderful camera work that allowed one to follow the fingering. Not sure whether it was our South Coast NSW connection, but the presentation kept cutting out, and one would have to take a guess as to where to restart it. The problem did not occur with the In Conversation section.
    - Jennifer