• (Photo by Linda D’Amaro)
    (Photo by Linda D’Amaro)
  • Pianomania 8 Hands Performance
  • Masterworks from Great Traditions, Glenfern recital & live-stream, April 2022
    Masterworks from Great Traditions, Glenfern recital & live-stream, April 2022
  • Labassa Exterior 1
  • Let All the World Sing! - Glenfern recital & live-stream, April 2022
    Let All the World Sing! - Glenfern recital & live-stream, April 2022
  • (Photo by Linda D’Amaro)
    (Photo by Linda D’Amaro)
  • A Musical Flower Garden - Glenfern recital & live-stream, May 2022
    A Musical Flower Garden - Glenfern recital & live-stream, May 2022
  • Rippon Lea Ballroom Concert 1 2013
  • Barwon Park Mansion

Acclaimed for their artistry and professionalism, the Melbourne-based 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 National Trust of Australia (Vic) to present recitals in historic venues in and around Melbourne.

The Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues series for 2023 - 2024 continues into the first half of 2024 with recitals at St Kilda Presbyterian Church (Alma Road, St Kilda), Como House and Garden, and Labassa mansion (Manor Grove, Caulfield North). Full details of these events and concerts in other venues, coming soon!

At Glenfern, the Team partners 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 three partners are Darryl Coote, Rohan Murray and Robert Chamberlain.

In 2024 we will range wider afield, to other historic venues with wonderful guest artists and attractive programs. More about these recitals in the upcoming events sidebar soon!
Image of Rippon Lea Pool and Terrace (middle image in top photo bar) courtesy of Peter Rowland Catering.

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Upcoming Events

Rigg Bequest Classic Music 2023 - 2024: Concert 3

Voices of Grandeur - Bluestone Classics at St Kilda Presbyterian Church

An unforgettable afternoon featuring Melbourne Cappella Chamber Choir, under the direction of Nicholas Cowall, accompanied by pianist Rohan Murray. A blend of vocal prowess and piano artistry, within a repertoire spanning the soulful depths of Orthodox chant to the dramatic peaks of Italian opera and Russian and Hungarian romanticism.

Works include Pavel Chesnokov’s ethereal "Let my prayer Arise" Op. 24 No. 8, Franz Liszt's "Missa quattuor vocum ad aequales" S. 8, a selection of arias and choruses by Giacomo Puccini and Tchaikovsky's famous "1812 Overture", ingeniously arranged for piano by the composer himself. Afternoon tea refreshments will be available also, served by Friends of the Team of Pianists.

Download the concert flyer, or read more here.... Don't miss hearing these voices of grandeur in the wonderful acoustics of St Kilda Presbyterian Church!

Date and Time

Sunday March 17, 2024 at 3.00pm

Presbyterian Church St Kilda
2 Alma Road (corner of Alma Road & Barkly Street)
St Kilda, VIC, 3182

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Rigg Bequest Classic Music 2023 - 2024: Concert 4

The Hollywood Connection at Como House & Garden

Join Vivien Hamilton - mezzo-soprano, Josephine Vains - cello and Robert Chamberlain - piano for a Hollywood-inspired recital in the elegant yet intimate Ballroom at Como House and Garden. Enjoy fabulous works by André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Erich Korngold, George Gershwin and Australian composer Luke Severn, as you glimpse the lifestyle of the Armytage family - former occupants of this stunning National Trust mansion in South Yarra.

Seating is very limited, so choose from two performances, one at 2pm, the second at 4.30pm, with interval refreshments served on the Eastern Verandah by the Friends of the Team of Pianists! Read more here...

Date and Time

Sunday April 21, 2024 at 2.00pm or at 4.30pm

The Ballroom (inside the main house)
Como House and Garden
Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave
South Yarra, VIC, 3141

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Rigg Bequest Classic Music 2023 - 2024: Concert 5

Ludwig Live at Labassa!

A unique double recital in the National Trust’s lavish 19th century mansion Labassa. Experience the opulent architectural features and impressive interiors of Labassa as you enjoy the music of Beethoven (and others!) in two contrasting 40 - 45 minute recitals in one afternoon!

Soprano Judith Dodsworth, horn player Roman Ponomariov, and pianist Robert Chamberlain perform Beethoven’s Horn Sonata in F Op. 17, Beethoven’s song-cycle An die ferne Geliebte ("To the distant beloved") Op. 98, which is rarely heard with female voice, as well as trios by Schubert and Flanders & Swann (arr.) in the Music Room. While violinist Yi Wang and pianist Darryl Coote perform Beethoven’s mighty Sonata in A major, Op 47 (Kreuzer) in the Reception Room.

Each recital will be performed twice; after interval the audience will swap rooms to hear their second recital. Both rooms are at opposite corners of the ground floor, separated by doors and the entrance hall, so each audience will not be disturbed by sound from the other recital!

With strictly limited seating, our previous Rigg Bequest double-recital at Labassa sold out early, so book soon for Ludwig Live at Labassa! Read more here...

Date and Time

Sunday May 26, 2024 at 3.00pm

Labassa
2 Manor Grove
Caulfield North, VIC, 3161
(Please note: Parking in Manor Grove is prohibited)

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