Let's Get Personal Feedback

We've received an overwhelmingly positive response to our first online concert 'Let's Get Personal'. 

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

  • What an absolutely wonderful performance! Spellbinding from beginning to end. The close up images of the musicians hands, and facial expressions added a whole new dimension to the concert. The talk by the performers was also wonderful to listen to - and to be able to hear very clearly. Thank you for going to such lengths to bring musical joy to us all. 
    - Sandra
  • 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 “Let’s Get Personal”.   Watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed.   Listened to you all talk after.   Now that you have extended I will watch again and listen to the speaking before each piece.   Must have been very time consuming for you all but it is well appreciated.   Do hope the remainder of the year goes well for you all. 
    - Lois
  • 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
  • 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
  • BRAVO! BRAVO! Encore!
    That was almost as good as being there - and the Conversation extra a real bonus. In fact the close-ups made aspects of it even better than being there.
    Thank you all so much for putting this together and bringing it to us. It can't have been easy to do with no audience and maintaining distance. I am missing the concert hall so much, but you took me there.I think I shall have to watch it again.
    Hoping to see you back in the CRH sooner rather than later.
    - Annie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful concert for us to enjoy at home in these strange times. Magnificent playing by three excellent musicians.
    - Allan and Helen
  • We watched the concert last night and thoroughly enjoyed it - it was so beautifully played, we felt that we could have been with the three of you. And we also wanted you to know how impressed we were by the production: we have seen quite a few of these during the past weeks and they have suffered from poor photography, lighting etc, whereas yours was warm and inviting, with terrific sound quality. Thank you so much for giving us so much enjoyment.

    - Anne and Ian
  • Last night Phillip and I watched your concert from Sydney Grammar hall, and what a joy it was! I was feeling very deprived of live music, and having your concert to fill the gap was wonderful!   And, of course, we may well see you here in July, for a real live concert! If not, we will certainly join you through the wonders of media.
    - Mary
  • Susan and I so enjoyed the broadcast concert. It was a real joy. The Mozart is (at least one of) everyone’s favorites. The Beethoven was a revelation. No doubt it has been overshadowed by the heavy hitters like the Archduke, but it was wonderful to follow your lucid and graceful phrasing, interacting so well. And the Dumky has so many gorgeous moments. I was enchanted by the lovely little slow part: C/C/C AF/C, C C/EDC/CF (if it were in C which it isn’t, sorry). You played it with beautifully sustained tones. We were so impressed that you managed to put it together. I can’t begin to imagine the difficulties. Your violinist trapped at home, finding a venue and a recording team (and they did such good work). Thanks and all our hopes we’ll see your next concert live. 
    - Charles
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • We have just finished watching this concert and enjoyed it greatly - I hope you can imagine tremendous applause
    - Robert
  • 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
  • Dear Kathy and team,

    I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the 2 films - the music and the musical chat.

    I so enjoyed the extended conversation about the music. I think my favourite line was from Umberto who said that after all the preparation and historical interpretation of the notations you just have to play the piece with your informed instinct or you risk turning the piece into a “mausoleum of elements”!! I may quote him on that.
    - Susan
  • Thank you, that was wonderful! We look forward to hearing you performing again at Turramurra sometime, hopefully soon.

    - Josh