Autumn Piano Weekend

Autumn Piano Weekend 2013 was held at Glenfern on March 23 & 24...

Around 22 pianists participated in a packed program of piano study in the historic surrounds of National Trust property Glenfern, in East St Kilda, Melbourne. Guest teaching staff included Betty Vergara-Pink, formerly Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Musikhochschule Freiburg and Dr Sandra Nash, Director of Studies, Dalcroze Australia. Team of Pianists staff were Prof Max Cooke, Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, who devised and directed the event.

Themes for weekend included:

  • Practice and Learning (Saturday morning)
  • Movement and Musicianship (Saturday afternoon)
  • Developing technique for Adults and for University students (Sunday morning)
  • The Mystery of Memorisation (Sunday afternoon)

For further information download a summary with photos and schedule.

Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum
Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum

Upcoming Events

Barwon Park

The Fours B’s - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bernstein

Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello) and Robert Chamberlain (piano) reprise this popular program of duos and trios by composers whose names start with B! Enjoy Bach’s Gamba Sonata in D BWV 1028, Beethoven’s energetic Gassenhauer Trio Op 11, the Brahms Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in A minor Op 114 and Bernstein’s Variations on an Octatonic Scale arranged for clarinet and cello.

Date and Time

Sunday May 6, 2018 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 2 - A French Connection

Elizabeth Sellars (violin) with Rohan Murray (piano). Major sonatas in A by Beethoven (Op 30 no 1) and Faure, plus charming works by Debussy and the rarely heard Elegie Op 26 by Catoire.

Date and Time

Sunday May 20, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 3 - Breath-taking and Four Hands

Anne Gilby (oboe), Darryl Coote (piano), Darryl Coote & Max Cooke (piano four-hands). Works for oboe and piano by Poulenc, Arnold, Morricone, Schumann, Sutherland and others, plus piano duets by Mozart.

Date and Time

Sunday June 24, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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