The aim of the Friends is to support the Team of Pianists by directly assisting the Team, helping to promote its activities and building membership of the Friends. Members receive discounts for some Team events such as masterclasses and lectures and will be invited to join in social and educational activities organised specifically for the Friends. The Friends also coordinate 'Friends Play for Friends', a group of members who are pianists who get together informally in members' homes to perform for each other. There are opportunities to meet the Team and other performers plus regular newsletters.
New members receive a free CD featuring recitals from the biennial Australian National Piano Award in Shepparton.
To join the Friends of the Team of Pianists, please print the FOTOPS Membership Form, fill in the tear-off slip and mail to the following address:
Friends of the Team of Pianists
PO Box 333
Balaclava VIC 3183
For further information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to one of the committee members at a Team of Pianists event.
Feel free to download some samples from the list below:
Due to the pandemic, we have decided not to run a Spring Piano School in 2020. This program normally takes place at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda, where piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years enjoy a program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons with teaching staff that include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team plus special guests.
Due to the corona virus situation, the final two recitals in our 2020 series must, unfortunately, be postponed:
Our hope is to reschedule these events to dates after the corona-virus pandemic has passed. For supporters who have already purchased tickets for these concerts please click here for an earlier email which explains the options for a refund, for credit to future events or for full or partial donation.
Do keep an eye on this website - we hope to hold two more live-streamed recitals from Glenfern once the lifting of restrictions allows this to happen, hopefully in October/November!