Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2024

At its core, Selby & Friends’ 2024 season is a celebration of Australian musicians. For the company’s 18th year, Artistic Director and pianist Kathryn Selby gathers performers whose artistry has made a resounding impact on the Australian musical scene. Selby & Friends will undertake five tours next year, travelling to Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Bowral, Turramurra and Sydney.

Two tours will invite pairs of esteemed Australian musicians from its 2023 season. It will also see an appearance from the Goldner String Quartet, who announced earlier this month that 2024 will be their final year as an ensemble. Selby considers its members some of her oldest and dearest friends.

Kathryn Selby. Photo supplied

“Selby & Friends is a formidable musical presence and has featured a stellar line-up of mostly Australian artists producing chamber music performances of the highest order,” said Goldner violinist Dene Olding.

“The roster of Artists reads like a Who’s Who of many fine instrumentalists who have notable careers and have made valuable contributions to Australian musical...