Testimonials

November 17, 2018  Nancy Watt -
President and Founder of St. Albert Chamber Music Society 

The Penny Sanborn Trio blended together perfectly.  There was an easiness to the playing and a rapport between the musicians that allowed the captivating melodies to flow between the musicians like a conversation between good friends.  Penny established a lovely connection to the audience weaving interesting anecdotes about the repertoire into the program.  Enchanting! 


August 17, 2015  Bob Pearson - 
Special Programming Coordinator at Heritage Park 

The Penny Sanborn trio are always a favorite here at Heritage Park. For our Music in the Plaza shows, they always draw our biggest crowds. The style of music the trio plays, creates the ideal ambiance for the Music in the Plaza series. The sophisticated yet accessible style of their performance really satisfies audiences of all ages and tastes. 


April 29, 2016  Shari Wattling -
Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Calgary 

The Penny Sanborn Trio was the perfect addition to our opening night reception! Our guests were absolutely charmed and our evening was made more vibrant and memorable because of their music. I would completely recommend them and consider them for our events in the future.


August 10, 2017  Jill Bennett -
The City of Calgary, "Music in the Park" coordinator 

Great to have you Penny! You added wonderful class and culture to the park. Thanks for the top notch music - really enjoyed it!


February 27, 2017  Monique Rigole -
Concert Review 

"The Penny Sanborn Trio was on "Fire" yesterday, it was a wonderful concert, congratulations! I first met you at an afternoon concert in a Ukrainian church where you performed together with your accordion teacher: it was a very moving event. You had just graduated from the U/C faculty of Music and you showed your joie de vivre and dexterity. Then you kindly performed in Priddis for a Belgian social event and later you played french songs at my retirement party (2010!). Today, you are elegant and poised, but your immense joy of playing is as vibrant as ever. Good on you for creating the trio, you are well matched and the various instruments allow you to add colour and intrigue to the songs!"


July 23, 2015  John Smaak & Virginie Cocheme -
Wedding & Reception at River Cafe 

"We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your live music that you played at our wedding. We also got a lot of compliments from our family and friends. We were very impressed how you were able to play all the French songs we requested and especially the Dutch song that you had to teach yourself. Thanks again Penny and we will certainly recommend you and use you again in the future."


September 07, 2013  Debbie Berg, Mother of the Bride - 
Wedding Ceremony & Reception 

"What a joy and delight it was to once again spend a little time with you. Penny the music you brought to Aimee and Chris's wedding was so wonderful. How delightful it was to arrive at the river ceremony site and hear the magnificent music, you brought me to tears, never did I ever imagine that we would be able to experience your gift of music on our ranch. My heart was overflowing with emotion. Thank you so much for making that all possible. Our wedding guests were so delighted with your music and your beautiful smile. Thank you so very much for coming and being a part of our special day. We look forward to hearing you play again soon." 


June 28, 2012  Jacqueline Drew, CEO -
Corporate Event for Tenato Strategy 

“Thank you for the beautiful performance your trio gave at the Tenato event. With a corporate event at an art gallery, we really wanted to create a creative and inviting atmosphere that was elegant and unique. The music you performed was exceptional, and added just the right blend of festivity and artistry! We've had nothing but rave reviews on the event.” 


February 04, 2012  Ileane Pfeifer - 
Family Birthday Celebration 

"Everything about he evening was perfect! Everyone loved the music and commented on how it added a very special feeling to a very special evening! Everyone enjoyed your music selection, especially the European flair as it brought back many wonderful memories of our vacations in Europe. It's been a long time since we have all gotten together as a family and the music you played will hold special memories in our hearts. Once again, thanks so much! I look forward to some of your future events and hearing you play again soon." 


June 28, 2008  Jeannie & Barry Clapp - 
Parent's Anniversary Celebration 

"Everyone absolutely loved your music, your beautiful, radiant smile and presence. We were all absolutely delighted. Mom and Dad were both thrilled to no end. We simply can’t thank you enough for the wonderful music and the lovely air of joy and celebration you contributed to our celebration. We loved every minute you were with us." 


February 10, 2008  Anna Buccini - 
Italian Family Event 

“We were very happy with the music. She actually brought one of my uncles to tears at one point. It was perfect. I will not hesitate to recommend her, should the occasion arise.”