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.
To celebrate the summer 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. Apply to play in this fundraising event for the National Trust using the invitation and information letter.
Sunday February 1, 10am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick
Alan Tao (cello), Betty Vergara-Pink (piano), Victor Hu (piano)
Hear two young and talented musicians from Melbourne with accompaniment by Betty Vergara-Pink. Enjoy exciting works by Schumann, Martinu, Cassado, Schumann and Liszt in Thomas Austin's bluestone mansion, plus complimentary afternoon tea following the recital! Read more...
Sunday February 15, 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)
Robert Chamberlain (piano), Darryl Coote (piano)
Two-piano recital, on Stuart and Sons pianos, with works by Infante, Brahms, Milhaud, plus piano solos by Moszkowski, Ross Edwards, Jaya Suprana and Schubert. Complimentary afternoon tea in the Melba Room after the recital. Read more...
Saturday April 11, 1.15pm
(Audience meets at Peninsula Lifestyle Centre Car Park, Bungower Road, Mornington by 1.15pm, for short bus trip to the venue)