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
  • Christine Walshe
  • Maria Walshe

Upcoming Events

2018 Piano Marathon at Rippon Lea

To celebrate the Australia Day 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, the gardens and this 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 12, 2018.

Date and Time

Friday January 26, 10am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick

Rippon Lea Ballroom

A Gala Fund-Raising Concert for the National Trust

Victor Hu (piano), 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 plus entertaining solos for each instrument. Your choice of performance time - one at 1.00pm, the other commencing with light refreshments at 7.30pm, ticket price includes drinks, canapes and a program.

Date and Time

Friday February 23, 2018 at 1.00pm or 7.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

Bookings & Information

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - Russian Passion

Melbourne Cappalla conducted by Nicholas Cowall with Rohan Murray at the piano. Passionate and moving works by Arensky, Dargomyzhsky, Arensky - Nightaneyev, Napravnik and Glinka.

Date and Time

Sunday April 15, 2018 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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