Team of Pianists

...Artists in residence at 'Glenfern'

for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

schimmel piano the partners rippon lea estate glenfern glenfern Barwon Park
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.

Our 2015 season - on sale now!
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...

2016 Season Coming Soon!

Sponsored by Beleura and by C & C Rigg Bequest, our 2016 season has six Sunday evening 6.30pm concerts at Rippon Lea on April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21 & September 18. Artists and programs will be announced early December!

Classic Music in Historic Venues...

2016 Season Coming Soon!

Sponsored by the C & C Rigg Bequest, this series inlcudes concerts at Glenfern, Barwon Park and elsewhere. We are excited about the dates, artists and programs, to be announced in early December!

2016 Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea

To celebrate the Australia Day holiday at Rippon Lea Estate up to 100 pianists, young and old, will perform by invitation in the Ballroom at Rippon Lea, on a fine Bernstein piano from Bernies Music Land. Applications to play in this fundraising event for the National Trust will be available soon. Bring a picnic, enjoy the music and this heritage site with this unique event!

Date and Time

Tuesday January 26, 10am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick


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