The Melbourne-based Team of Pianists are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Ltd. at Glenfern, the National Trust‘s Centre for the Arts and Culture, in East St Kilda. Acclaimed for their artistry and professionalism, Team of Pianists has presented solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, CDs and broadcasts over many decades and is also committed to encouraging and promoting young musicians through masterclass programmes and concert opportunities. The Team has produced many 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 Team works closely with the Nationa Trust of Australia (Vic) to present recitals in historic venues in and around Melbourne.
At Glenfern, Team partners have established educational programmes such as 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), as well as presenting masterclasses by Australian and overseas artists. As well as the Colin & Cicely Rigg Bequest Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea concert series, Team of Pianists organises an annual Piano Marathon for pianists of all ages in the Ballroom during late summer. The four partners are Professor Max Cooke OAM, Robert Chamberlain, Darryl Coote and Rohan Murray.
Lisa-Maree Amos (flute) and Darryl Coote (piano) perform the two sonatas for flute and piano by Martinu and Poulenc whilst Darryl Coote presents Schubert's Piano Sonata in A major K 959.
Sunday September 1, 2019 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC
Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Lara Mladjen (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), Rohan Murray (piano) perform a program of piano quintets by Schumann, Howell and Dvorak. .
Sunday September 15, 2019 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)
Piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years take part in a 3-day program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda. Teaching staff include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, plus special guest teachers Jennifer Jiaqi Li (Shenzhen, China) and Betty Vergara-Pink (formerly Musikhochschule, Freiburn, Germany) both formerly students of Max Cooke who may make a special teaching appearance. Read more... or view the flyer. Daily Observer Places for piano teacher professional development or for parents are also available.
Wednesday Oct 2, Thursday Oct 3 and Friday Oct 4, 9.30am - 5.00pm each day (Students attend all three days)
417 Inkerman Street (SE corner of Inkerman and Hothams Sts, East St Kilda