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:
Friends of the Team of Pianists
PO Box 333
Balaclava VIC 3183
For further information, please send an email to: email@example.com or talk to one of the committee members at a Team of Pianists event.
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.
Saturday January 26 2019, 10.00am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick
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.
Sunday April 28, 2019 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)
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.
Sunday May 5, 2019 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)