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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mary and I loved it - both the music and the talk.
    - Anthony
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thank you, Kathy,! It was absolutely great. I watched the discussion first and then listened to the concert. I loved your rendition of the Mozart Trio. Brilliant!! Thanks
    - Anton
  • 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