Autumn Piano Weekend

Autumn Piano Weekend 2013 was held at Glenfern on March 23 & 24...

Around 22 pianists participated in a packed program of piano study in the historic surrounds of National Trust property Glenfern, in East St Kilda, Melbourne. Guest teaching staff included Betty Vergara-Pink, formerly Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Musikhochschule Freiburg and Dr Sandra Nash, Director of Studies, Dalcroze Australia. Team of Pianists staff were Prof Max Cooke, Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain, who devised and directed the event.

Themes for weekend included:

  • Practice and Learning (Saturday morning)
  • Movement and Musicianship (Saturday afternoon)
  • Developing technique for Adults and for University students (Sunday morning)
  • The Mystery of Memorisation (Sunday afternoon)

For further information download a summary with photos and schedule.

Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum
Some Autumn Piano Weekend participants and staff after the final concert and forum

Upcoming Events

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. Download the flyer here.

Date and Time

Sunday August 19, 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 6 - More than Opera hits Rippon Lea

Glorious soprano arias and duets with Rebecca Rashleigh (soprano), Victoria Lambourn (mezzo-soprano) and Darryl Coote (piano). Composers include Mozart, Dvorak, Puccini, Rossini, Tchaikovsky and more!

Date and Time

Sunday September 16, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Glenfern 1

Baroque, Folk & Oz

Shane Lestideau (baroque violin) and Robert Chamberlain (piano) in a program with works for solo violin by Telemann and Bach, traditional violin solos from Ireland and Scotland, duos for violin and piano by Anders Westström and young Australian composer Alice Chance, plus piano solos by J S Bach and Ross Edwards, all in the intimate Drawing Room at Glenfern. Read more...

Date and Time

Sunday October 28, 2018 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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