The Melbourne-based Team of Pianists are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Ltd. at Glenfern, the National Trust‘s Centre for the Arts and Culture, in East St Kilda. Acclaimed for their artistry and professionalism, Team of Pianists has presented solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, CDs and broadcasts over many decades and is also committed to encouraging and promoting young musicians through masterclass programmes and concert opportunities. The Team has produced many CDs covering a wide range of music, including a number of exciting, yet rarely recorded works, as well as two innovative videos and various publications on the art of piano playing and musicianship. The Team works closely with the Nationa Trust of Australia (Vic) to present recitals in historic venues in and around Melbourne.
At Glenfern, Team partners have established educational programmes such as the annual Spring Piano School for primary and secondary school age students (since 2004), professional development events such as International Teachers‘ Seminars (2009 & 2010) and the Autumn Piano Weekend (2013), as well as presenting masterclasses by Australian and overseas artists. As well as the Colin & Cicely Rigg Bequest Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea concert series, Team of Pianists organises an annual Piano Marathon for pianists of all ages in the Ballroom during late summer. The four partners are Professor Max Cooke OAM, Robert Chamberlain, Darryl Coote and Rohan Murray.
In this community piano event at Rippon Lea Estate, up to 100 pianists, young and old, will perform by invitation in the Ballroom at Rippon Lea, on a fine grand piano from Bernies Music Land. Bring your friends or family for a picnic, enjoy the music, gardens and wonderful heritage site, during this fundraising event for the National Trust! A range of special benefits are available on the day to performers and their families at this enjoyable musical event. See the information and invitation letter for full details and to apply to perform. Applications close Friday January 10, 2020.
Sunday January 26, 2020 - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Rippon Lea, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick
Icon Trio - Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano). A vibrant ménagèrie of Australian rounds, unaccompanied madrigals, well-known classical masterpieces, medleys of popular songs, plus a few piano solos on animal themes. Composers featured include Flanders and Swann, Rossini, Richard Rodney Bennett, Tom Lehrer and plenty more!
Sunday April 19, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)
Robert Schubert (clarinet), Josephine Vains (cello), Robert Chamberlain (piano), in a varied and highly contrasted program of chamber music, ranging from the Baroque conversational sensibility of J S Bach's Gamba Sonata in G, performed on modern instruments, through the Romantic exuberance of Bruch's pieces for clarinet, cello and piano, to the brooding passion and end-of-century energy of the little known Trio Op. 3 by Zemlinsky! Plus works by Australian composer Julian Yu and an amusing selection from Hindemith's Musikalisches Blumengartlein und Leyptziger Allerley for clarinet & cello.
Sunday May 3, 2020 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)