• Photograph by Chris Hopkins: <a href="http://www.chris-hopkins.com.au" target="_blank">www.chris-hopkins.com.au</a>
    Photograph by Chris Hopkins: www.chris-hopkins.com.au
  • Full House – Beleura Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea 2013 (Image: Toby Frost)
    Full House – Beleura Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea 2013 (Image: Toby Frost)
  • Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea
    Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea

The Melbourne-based Team of Pianists are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Ltd. at Glenfern, the National Trust‘s Centre for the Arts and Culture, in East St Kilda. Acclaimed for their artistry and professionalism, 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 Nationa Trust of Australia (Vic) to present recitals in historic venues in and around Melbourne.

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At Glenfern, Team partners have 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 four partners are Professor Max Cooke OAM, Robert Chamberlain, Darryl Coote and Rohan Murray.

Explore this website to see our many and varied musical activities!
Image of Rippon Lea Pool and Terrace (middle image in top photo bar) courtesy of Peter Rowland Catering.

Upcoming Events

2018 Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea

To celebrate the Australia Day holiday at Rippon Lea Estate up to 100 pianists, young and old, will perform by invitation in the Ballroom at Rippon Lea, on a fine Bernstein piano from Bernies Music Land. Bring a picnic, enjoy the music, the gardens and this wonderful heritage site during this fundraising event for the National Trust! To apply to play or for more information download the information and invitation letter. Applications close Friday January 12, 2018.

Date and Time

Friday January 26, 10am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick

Rippon Lea Ballroom

A Gala Fund-Raising Concert for the National Trust

Victor Hu (piano), Anthony Fenelon (organ) perform Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 (first movement) and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor Op 18. Your choice of performance time - one at 1.00pm, the other at 8.00pm, ticket price includes drinks, canapes and a program.

Date and Time

Friday February 23, 2018 at 1.00pm or 8.00pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)
Bookings: National Trust on 03 9656 9800

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - Russian Passion

Melbourne Cappalla conducted by Nicholas Cowall with Rohan Murray at the piano. Passionate and moving works by Arensky, Dargomyzhsky, Arensky - Nightaneyev, Napravnik and Glinka.

Date and Time

Sunday April 15, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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