• 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 has captivated audiences in Australia and overseas for more than twenty years. Acclaimed for artistry and professionalism in its many solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, CDs and broadcasts, the Team is also committed to encouraging and promoting young musicians through masterclass programmes in metropolitan and regional areas alike. The four partners are Professor Max Cooke OAM, Robert Chamberlain, Darryl Coote and Rohan Murray.

The Team has produced nine 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 members of the Team are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) at Glenfern, the National Trust‘s Centre for the Arts and Culture, in East St Kilda. Here the Team has also established unique educational programmes including 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), an annual Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea in late summer, as well as presenting masterclasses by Australian and overseas artists.

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Image of Rippon Lea Pool and Terrace (middle image in top photo bar) courtesy of Peter Rowland Catering.

Upcoming Events

2017 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.

Date and Time

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

Morning Star Estate

Beethoven's Cello - Gala Dinner with Recital Event

Rohan de Korte (cello) & Darryl Coote (piano) perform sonatas and variations by Beethoven in this delightful summer event. $110 inclusive price for recital and dinner – two course meal of main course and dessert. Beverages (sparkling/wine/beer/soft drink, no spirits) are available at bar prices. Bookings required in advance by February 5 - the venue requires a minimum number of audience for this event to proceed. Download the flyer

Date and Time

Sunday February 12, 6.30pm
Morning Star Estate, 1 Sunnyside Road, Mount Eliza

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - Fiery Fingers and Lilting Love Songs

Kevin Suherman in piano solos by Chopin, Vine and Rachmaninoff, Cleo Lee-McGowan (soprano), Shakira Dugan (mezzo-soprano), Michael Petrucelli (tenor), Daniel Carlson (baritone), Max Cooke & Darryl Coote (piano four-hands) in Brahms Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer Op 65 plus Debussy Petite Suite for piano four-hands.

Date and Time

Sunday April 9, 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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