Friends of the Team of Pianists

An Invitation from the President of the Friends of the Team of Pianists...

The aim of the Friends is to support the Team of Pianists by directly assisting the Team, helping to promote its activities and building membership of the Friends. Members receive discounts for some Team events such as masterclasses and lectures and will be invited to join in social and educational activities organised specifically for the Friends. The Friends also coordinate 'Friends Play for Friends', a group of members who are pianists who get together informally in members' homes to perform for each other. There are regular newsletters (download a sample from June 2015 or November 2015) and opportunities to meet the Team and other performers.

New members receive a free CD featuring recitals from the biennial Australian National Piano Award in Shepparton.

To join the Friends of the Team of Pianists, please print the FOTOPS Brochure, fill in the tear-off slip and mail to the following address:

Secretary
Friends of the Team of Pianists
PO Box 333
Balaclava VIC 3183

For further information, please send an email to: friendsoftop@yahoo.com.au or talk to one of the committee members at a Team of Pianists event.

Committee of the Friends of the Team of Pianists:

  • Patricia Sablyak (President)
  • Louise Gomes (Vice President)
  • Gerry Roberts (Treasurer)
  • Rhonda Boyle (Secretary)
  • Teri Brugman
  • Clive Jackson
  • Dr Deborah Jackson
  • Penelope Russell
  • Christine Walshe
  • Maria Walshe

Upcoming Events

2019 Bernstein Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea

To celebrate the public 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, gardens and 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. Applications close Friday January 11, 2019.

Date and Time

Saturday January 26 2019, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - Gypsies and Autumnal Beauty

Kathryn Taylor (violin), Chris Cartlidge (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello) and Darryl Coote (piano) present Haydn Piano trio in G major, XV/25 (Gypsy rondo), Clarke Sonata for viola & piano plus Brahms Piano quartet in G minor, Op 25.

Date and Time

Sunday April 28, 2019 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Rigg Bequest Classic Music at Barwon Park

And Five Makes One

Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Lara Mladjen (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), Rohan Murray (piano) perform a program of piano quintets by Schumann, Howell and Dvorak.

Date and Time

Sunday May 5, 2019 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)

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