In Selby & Friends’ next concert Root Position, pianist Kathryn Selby is joined by violinist Natalie Chee and cellist Umberto Clerici. They will play Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E flat major, WoO. 38, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op. 66, and Smetana’s Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15. Kathryn Selby spoke to Angus McPhersonabout the concert.

Selby & Friends, Root Position Kathryn Selby

Natalie Chee and Umberto Clerici are both Selby & Friends regulars – what are the features you look for in Friends?

This is a very important question actually as it goes to the very heart of Selby & Friends and whether it works or not! My friends are consummate professionals, hard-working busy artists who spare time from their lives to do these tours and so the purpose of the tours is not only for us to have fun working and travelling with each other but also to grow as individuals with each performance and enjoy sharing music and ideas with those who have different viewpoints and are keen to share. So I guess these features are all built into these wonderful, highly intelligent, fun, kind and...