Selby & Friends Presents: Exotic Strudel

Iconic Australian pianist, Kathryn Selby AM, brings Selby & Friends back to live, on-stage concerts at Llewellyn Hall in Canberra. Selby & Friends, dubbed “chamber music at its best” (SMH) has made Llewellyn Hall home in Canberra. With an iconic popular national touring Subscription Season, we return to concerts live on stage in 2021! World class concerts with charismatic performers, the Canberra Times has called these concerts “memorable, luscious and enthralling” whilst the national magazine, Limelight has written the “players delivered blockbuster performances that had the audience literally cheering”.

With four fabulous women composers represented, this is a compelling season of concerts encompassing piano trios from Schubert to Ross Edwards, Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn, Granados, Shostakovich, Bloch, Ravel, Brahms & much more.

Our guest artists represent some of the finest musicians our beautiful country is lucky enough to have on its shores. Ranging from violinists Natsuko Yoshimoto, Dene Olding, Andrew Haveron, Susie Park and Grace Clifford to cellists Umberto Clerici, Julian Smiles, Timo-Veikko Valve and Richard Narroway, our ensemble cast features some of Australia’s finest chamber musicians who, with Selby, will introduce you to the joys and intricacies of a genre that delighted and challenged composers across the globe.

Visit our website for entire season details. Season subscriptions are available only through Selby & Friends. Single tickets for individual concerts are available here, listed below. Once you have signed in, the venue map will load for seating choice.

About Exotic Strudel

This delightful season opener presents a fascinating glimpse of how three important composers of the first half of the 20th Century re-imagined the piano trio in these powerful ‘miniatures’. All composed within 19 years of each other and from vastly different European cultures, they contrast and complement the highly developed piano trio format produced by Schubert 100 years earlier at the end of the Classical Era and on the cusp of the Romantic. Virtuoso violinist and former Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony, Natsuko Yoshimoto, and iconic Canberra-born cellist Julian Smiles join Artistic Director/Pianist Kathryn Selby, AM for this program filled with pathos, song and passion.

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Mon Mar 15
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Llewellyn Hall

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