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

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 or download the flyer...

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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Spring Piano School 2015

for school-aged pianists at Glenfern

Junior Program for primary school students, plus Years 7s at music exam Grade 4 or lower, Senior Program for secondary school students, plus Observer Places for piano teacher professional development
A 3 day workshop of piano classes and individual lessons with a great range of distinguished teachers... Read more...

Date and Time

Tuesday Sept 29, Wednesday Sept 30, Thursday Oct 1
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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