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    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

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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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 2 - Should Auld Acquaintance....an evening of music from Scotland and Australia

Scotland and Australia share many connections, and this program brings together engaging music and words from both countries, across a wide range of styles and eras. Icon Vocal Trio - Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto) - with Robert Chamberlain (piano) will bring you Scottish favourites such as Charlie is my Darlin’, Ye Banks and Braes, poems of Robert Burns; songs and piano works by Scottish composers John Maxwell Geddes, Claire Liddell, Peter Maxwell Davies, William Sweeney; piano solos by Percy Grainger, and fascinating Scots Haiku trios by Melbourne composers. Plus a wee taste of Beethoven's delightful Scottish folksong settings. An event where you can wear your tartan with pride! Read more or download the flyer here.

Date and Time

Sunday May 21, 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 3 - Schubert, Shostakovitch and beyond

Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Rohan Murray (piano) perform Schubert - Sonata in A minor for arpeggione and piano, Shostakovich – Sonata in D minor for cello and piano Op 40 plus Blue Silence by Elena Kats-Chernin.

Date and Time

Sunday June 18, 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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