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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.

  • Thank you, that was wonderful! We look forward to hearing you performing again at Turramurra sometime, hopefully soon.

    - Josh
  • Thank you for the Let's Get Personal Concert and the lively and most interesting Behind the Scenes discussion among Pianist, Cellist and Violinist. Thank you also to Sydney Grammar School. It's obvious that a great deal of thought, ingenuity and hard work resulted in this superb Sunday Evening Concert in my tiny, isolated habitat. Bravissimi! 
    - John
  • 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
  • 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
  • A welcome reviver after homeschooling grandchildren during the week! Beautifully played and heartwarming: many thanks. 
    - Margaret and Geoffrey
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.

    - Alison
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for taking so much trouble and time to do this for us, Kathy, Andrew and Umberto. If we couldn't be there in person, this was a wonderful and highly professional next-best. Yes, I greatly missed the audience interaction and shared experience, but there were some gains -- particularly being able to see Kathy's hands in close-up, and being able to concentrate on different aspects and go back to favourite sections. Loved the conversation too -- it really developed as it went on and became an invaluable adjunct to the concert.
    Of course I know the cost would be a drawback, but it would be superb if we could have this as an added feature even when the live concerts start again -- what a wonderful way to relive the experience of the performances (just as the audio of the 2017-19 concerts has been great).
    - Margaret
  • I will add comments via your audience response link but for now, I would like to
    thank you, each individually, and as a perfect trio,  for a beautifully balanced  program for an audience listening in isolation from our homes: lovely, uplifting  Mozart, followed by the magnificent Beethoven (so young when he composed this listener-challenging work ?!) and the “six beautiful Czech dumplings on a plate for your enjoyment” (thank you, Andrew Haveron, for a fantastic description here!) of Dvorak. A wonderful concert, superbly played as ever, individually and as as a trio. Your talk was very informative and inspiring, again, each individual contribution of Kathy, Umberto and Andrew, and as a whole. Our group admires enormously what you have managed and how you have managed to inspire, inform and comfort in a time which must be even more challenging for artists than for many others, excepting of course the amazingly courageous medical and support staff dealing at first hand with this frightening virus.
    Warmest good wishes to Kathy Selby and all Friends in your work to bring this wonderful music to us.
    - Susan
  • Hello Kathy and Friends

    A belated note to say how much we enjoyed the concert on Sunday – yes, we watched it at the same time as we should have been listening to you play at Turramurra.  We only got around to watching the conversation between you all last night – hence the prompt to write today.

    It is a great achievement for you to have produced the concert and the conversation to such a high quality.  The concert was most enjoyable – great music, wonderfully played as ever, and more engaging than we had expected of a live stream.  The conversation goes a long way to adding a personal element to the proceedings.  As you say, it is not the same as us all being together in the concert hall for a shared experience, but in the current circumstances it is about as close as it is possible to get.

    We very much hope that you will receive sufficient positive feedback on this concert to encourage you to consider doing something similar for the remaining concerts during the lockdown.  And it’s easy for us to add our own tea and cake  – what more could we ask for?

    Thank you all so much for providing a real treat in these unusual times.

    With our best wishes

    - Anne and Richard
  • We have just finished watching this concert and enjoyed it greatly - I hope you can imagine tremendous applause
    - Robert