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 2021, 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:
Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano), in a varied and highly contrasted program of chamber music, ranging from the Baroque conversational sensibility of J S Bach's Gamba Sonata in G, performed on modern instruments, through the Romantic exuberance of Bruch's pieces for clarinet, cello and piano, to the brooding passion and end-of-century energy of the little known Trio Op. 3 by Zemlinsky! Plus works by Australian composer Julian Yu and an amusing selection from Hindemith's Musikalisches Blumengartlein und Leyptziger Allerley for clarinet & cello.
With one performance of this program at 3.00pm and another at 6.30pm, you can choose to be part of a small socially-distanced in-venue audience at either performance, or enjoy the 6.30pm performance as a live-streamed recital from the comfort of your own home!
Due to Melbourne's lockdown,
this event is now postponed to a date in 2022 (tba)
3.00pm or 6.30pm (for audience in-venue attendance)
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC
6.30pm (for the Live-Stream via YouTube)