2015 Season Overview

Our ninth season boasts yet another extraordinary collaboration between Australian and international artists who come together to create memorable performances of beloved masterpieces, large and small.

Thriving in a festival-like atmosphere, Selby & Friends concerts create a strong and intimate connection with our audience allowing the performers to share not only their brilliance and flair but also warmth, humour and personal musical experiences. 2015 welcomes back many favourite artists and we are delighted to present several stunning new guests artists whose performances are much anticipated.

Selby & Friends continues its wonderful cooperation with ABC Classic FM in recording Beethoven’s chamber music for an exciting radio series, so once again you may notice a decided emphasis on the great master this season. Fostering young talent is a priority with our Development Artist program and as always, young people 14 years and under are admitted free to our concerts.

We are committed to presenting concerts of the highest quality which leave us breathless and excited and I hope you will join me and my friends for another season of music and magic in 2015.

Tour 1 - Powerful Passions  

7 - 15 February

Guest Artists 

  • Natalie Chee Violin
  • Clancy Newman Cello
  • Hector McDonald French Horn
  • Kathryn Selby - Piano


  • Arvo Pärt Mozart-Adagio 
  • Felix Mendelssohn Sonata for Cello and Piano No.2 in D major, Op. 58 
  • Bedr̆ich Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 
  • Johannes Brahms Trio for Piano, Violin and Horn in E flat major, Op. 40

Tour 2 - 'Big Sky'

12-19 April

Guest Artists

  • Vesa-Matti Leppänen Violin
  • Umberto Clerici Cello
  • Kathryn Selby Piano


  • Joan Tower ‘Big Sky’ Australian Premiére 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 5 No. 1
  • César Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 67

Tour 3 - The Czech Connection  

30 May - 7 June

Guest Artists

  • Andrew Haveron Violin
  • Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
  • Kathryn Selby Piano


  • Franz Schubert Notturno in E flat major, Op. 148, D. 897 
  • Bohuslav Martinu Duo No. 1 (Preludium – Rondo) for Violin and Cello, H. 157 
  • Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 
  • Antonín Dvor̆ák Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65

Tour 4 - Antilogy

5 - 13 September

Guest Artists

  • Sophie Rowell Violin
  • Anna Da Silva Chen Violin (S&F Development Artist 2015)
  • Tobias Breider Viola
  • Julian Smiles Cello
  • Kathryn Selby Piano


  • Ross Edwards Piano Trio (1998) 
  • Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
  • Robert Schumann  Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

Tour 5 - Basically Beethoven '2'  

21-29 November

Guest Artists

  • Dale Barltrop Violin
  • Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
  • Kathryn Selby Piano


  • Ludwig van Beethoven Allegretto in E flat major, Hess 48, ‘Piano Trio No. 12’ 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G major, Op. 96 (1812) 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 (1808) 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’ (1811)