ROHAN MURRAY completed the Master of Music Performance degree at the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours. He is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society, and was a grand finalist and prize-winner at the 2000 Australian Piano Award. Rohan has performed as soloist with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne University Choral Society, Monash Sinfonia and the New Monash Orchestra and has been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes. At the end of his Masters studies in 2002, he received an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship to undertake a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, and subsequently became the VCA's first PhD candidate. He has performed in the Rigg Estate Recital Series, the National Trust's Twilight Concert Series at Rippon Lea, Labassa and Como as well as being frequent performer in the Melbourne International Festival over recent years. Rohan has also performed in Europe and Asia. He is a partner in the Team of Pianists and his performances have been the subject of broadcasts on ABC Classic FM as well as on the Team of Pianists' most recent CD release, 'Schimmel Artists' Series'.
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)
For many years, MAX COOKE has been a leading figure in music performance and education, and he has taught some very talented students some of whom are Professors of Music in Germany, Scotland and in Australia. His own performances have brought him together with famous musicians and conductors.Read More...
ROBERT CHAMBERLAIN is a versatile and accomplished pianist, with interests ranging from period performance to contemporary music and with specialisations including chamber and ensemble music. He studied for Bachelors and Masters degrees in Australia under Max Cooke, in Vienna as a winner of the Apex/Robert Stolz Scholarship, and also at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.Read More...
Australian-Irish pianist DARRYL COOTE is a partner of the Team of Pianists, Artists-in-Residence at Glenfern for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). His professional life encompasses activity as solo pianist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, teacher, adjudicator and administrator.Read More...