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.

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

Upcoming Events

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 3 - Breath-taking and Four Hands

Anne Gilby (oboe), Darryl Coote (piano), Darryl Coote & Max Cooke (piano four-hands). Works for oboe and piano by Poulenc, Arnold, Morricone, Schumann, Sutherland and others, plus piano duets by Mozart.

Date and Time

Sunday June 24, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 4 - Viennese Magic

Kathryn Taylor (violin), Christopher Cartlidge (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello), Ben Hanlon (double-bass) and Darryl Coote (piano) perform Mozart's Quartet for piano & strings in E-flat major KV 493 and Schubert's wonderful Trout Quintet in A major D 667

Date and Time

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

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 5 - Music from Russia, France and Spain, with two Roberts

Robert Ekselman (cello) and Robert Chamberlain (piano) make a musical journey through Europe with François Couperin's Five Pieces en Concert (arr. Paul Bazelaire), de Falla's captivating Suite Populaire Espagnole, Debussy's mercurial Sonata for cello & piano and the passionate Sonata for cello & piano Op 19 by Rachmaninoff.

Date and Time

Sunday August 19, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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