Some comments on Katy's performances...
"Last night's Summer Concert was outstanding! The programme contained a wonderful collection of music cleverly put together to ensure the audience would experience a gamut of musical delight." Mr Thacker, NEDerbyshire Councillor
"What a treat it was to hear you play your flute so sensitively, last night, in spite of that heat! I was really beginning to feel as if I was in meltdown as you began your slot but “Summertime” calmed me down and everything that followed was all wonderful to hear." Secretary, Holymoorside Choral Society
"Separating the Creation from the Requiem was the sensitive playing of Mozart's lovely Flute Concerto in G Major by the talented flautist, Katy Strudwick, and a small chamber orchestra. This work, which the programme notes said was not "showy or virtuosic", nevertheless required dexterity and unrelenting concentration: the soloist has little time to pause and think. Katy played throughout with self-confidence while remaining relaxed and fully on top of the demands made by the music." Bill Blackburne, review of concert at Ecclesall Parish Church.
"Thanks very much for a brilliant performance last night and for liaising such a fantastic concert - you brought together a very classy programme and it went down a storm! I think the grins on the faces and the resounding applause said it all." AG
"Your love of music and performing shone throughout." LJ
"The concert was just brilliant. To experience musical performances of such quality in our own church is really special." St John's Walton
"What a pleasure to listen to such accomplished performers, thank you Katy." NM
"What a wonderful recital you gave us this morning! Lovely choice of interesting music - so many different styles and presentations - all beautifully performed. Thank you so much for a most enjoyable time - obviously greatly appreciated." AG
"Your concert was great, through your music you lifted us up & nourished our souls." CH
"Very many thanks for all you do, with great enthusiasm, for the choir and as a soloist" PW
Comments on Katy & Nichola's duo performances...
"I really enjoyed your performance this morning. It was a lovely varied programme and such an enjoyable way of spending an hour on a Saturday. Everyone around me was also singing your praises so you and Nichola should be feeling very pleased with yourselves." LJ
"Loved playing the duets with yourself and Nichola. Nichola, like yourself, is very comfortable to perform with and it was so enjoyable playing the two duets with her. Also, I'd almost forgotten how nice the flute and guitar go together and it was good to perform the Vivaldi again after all these years! The Piazzolla piece sounded lovely - one of the highspots of the concert, I thought." SM
"Just to say what a lovely concert this morning. The flute and guitar always go well together and the pieces you chose were so different." PW
"Thank you very much for your super performances at the Musical Medley at Chatsworth last week. Your flute and guitar pieces went down very well." CH
Comments from pupils and parents...
"Thank you for your continued encouragement and for organising the concert on Sunday. It was great to see such super performances." SW
"Thank you for being such an excellent teacher for E. You have brought her on so much and given her lots of wonderful opportunities to perform." HK
"Thanks for being such a brilliant flute teacher!" AC
"Thank you for all you've done to enable the children to perform so wonderfully in Vienna and Salzburg. Your calmness with the children at the start of their performances makes it obvious how well you put them at their ease." NS
"Thank you for being so nice and helping me pass my piano grade 1!" EC
"Thank you so much for all you've done for me. Your enthusiasm and positive approach really boosted my confidence with my flute playing. I'll miss our lessons!" JS