Concert Season 2018

The Team of Pianists is thrilled to announce our 2018 concert season and invite you to be a part of this by purchasing tickets to our events. This year, we will take our audiences on a musical journey through France, Spain, Russia as well as the magic of the great Viennese and Germanic classics, with an exciting array of performers in unique historic venues! Explore our 2018 Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea series (major sponsor the C & C Rigg Bequest), the Classic Music in Historic Venues (major sponsor C & C Rigg Bequest) plus the annual Dollars for Dili Charity Event at Glenfern!

Join us for our 22nd Concert Season at the stunning Rippon Lea Ballroom and at our other intimate heritage venues!

2018 Special Offer for Brochure Sales: 6+ Ticket Offer

Purchase 6 or more tickets in one transaction by post, using the 2018 Season Brochure and receive one free ticket to any concert of your choice. Applies to any concert and any ticket price - for sales by post using the brochure only (not available for online bookings).

2018 Special Offer for Online Sales: 7 for the Price of 6 Offer

Purchase 6 full-price tickets to one concert (in one transaction) and receive a free 7th ticket to the same concert! (Online bookings only - a small Trybooking fee applies)

Book for a Concert

A Gala Fund-Raising Concert for the National Trust - Friday February 23, 2018, Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

Victor Hu (piano) and Tony 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 to help raise funds for the Rippon Lea Ballroom. Two performances on this day - one at 1.00pm, the other with light refreshments from 7.30pm, ticket price includes drinks, canapes and a program.

Bookings & information

Post-Concert Dinners

Audience members are welcome to join the artists for a light dinner at Silky Apple Chinese restaurant, following the recitals at Glenfern and Rippon Lea. Cost is very reasonable, drinks are extra – bookings can be made at the ticket desk, prior to the beginning of each recital. Silky Apple is situated at 969 - 975 High Street Armadale (near corner of High Street and Kooyong Road – Melway 59 A7), Tel. 9824 7710.

"....chamber music as it was intended...."

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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