Team of Pianists

...Artists in residence at 'Glenfern'

for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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Photograph by Chris Hopkins:

The Melbourne-based Team of Pianists has captivated audiences in Australia and overseas for more than twenty years. Acclaimed for artistry and professionalism in its many solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, CDs and broadcasts, the Team is also committed to encouraging and promoting young musicians through masterclass programmes in metropolitan and regional areas alike. The four partners are Professor Max Cooke OAM, Robert Chamberlain, Darryl Coote and Rohan Murray.

The Team has produced nine CDs covering a wide range of music, including a number of exciting, yet rarely recorded works, as well as two innovative videos and various publications on the art of piano playing and musicianship.

The members of the Team are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) at Glenfern, the National Trust‘s Centre for the Arts and Culture, in East St Kilda. Here the Team has also established unique educational programmes including the annual Spring Piano School for primary and secondary school age students (since 2004), professional development events such as International Teachers‘ Seminars (2009 & 2010) and the Autumn Piano Weekend (2013), an annual Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea in late summer, as well as presenting masterclasses by Australian and overseas artists.

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Image of Rippon Lea Pool and Terrace (middle image in top photo bar) courtesy of Peter Rowland Catering.

Upcoming Events

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea - Concert 2

Amazing Youth Makes Music

Kevin Suherman (piano), Willard Zhong (violin), Victor Hu (piano), Jaden Taveira (piano)
Works by Franck, Schubert and Chopin, including a complete performance of the Preludes Op 28. Don't miss this special concert at which the new Schimmel Konzert Grand 219 for Australia and Kevin's latest CD, recorded on this very instrument, will be lauched! Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday August 16, 6.30pm
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Rigg Bequest at Glenfern

Beethoven's Cello 1

Rohan de Korte (cello), Darryl Coote (piano)
The first of two recitals presenting Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano. In this program Variations on a theme by Handel (Judas Maccabeus) WoO 45, Sonata in F major Op 5 no 1, Variations on Mozart's Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The magic flute) Op 66 and Sonata in A major Op 69. Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday September 6, 3.00pm

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea - Concert 6

Wilma and Friends - Sounds from America

Wilma Smith (violin), Zoe Black (violin), Chris Cartlidge (viola), Roseanne Hunt (cello), Joe Chindamo (piano)
Exciting American sounds including first performances of arrangements and compositions by renowned jazz artist Joe Chindamo, based on great American classics. Don't miss out! Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday Sept 20, 6.30pm
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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