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.

Our 2020 season - please see COVID-19 announcement

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 three partners are Darryl Coote, Rohan Murray and Robert Chamberlain, with Professor Max Cooke OAM as Founder and Consultant.

Explore this website to see our many and varied musical activities!
Image of Rippon Lea Pool and Terrace (middle image in top photo bar) courtesy of Peter Rowland Catering.

Upcoming Events

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 5 - Piano Mania! A Team Showcase

Team partners - Rohan Murray , Darryl Coote and Robert Chamberlain present a mix of music for two, four and six hands at one and at two pianos. Program includes the two Suites by Rachmaninoff for two pianos, Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 or Scriabin Sonata No 9, plus Widmung by Schumann arranged by Liszt, for solo piano, duets by Bizet and works for three pianists.

Date and Time

Sunday August 16, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 6 - The Sorrows of Young Werther

Elizabeth Sellars (violin), Caroline Henbest (viola), Molly Kadarauch (cello) and Rohan Murray (piano) with a program of chamber music including Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60 and the Piano Quartet Op 69 by Mélanie Bonis, an intriguing and little known composer from the turn of the 20th Century.

Date and Time

Sunday September 20, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Glenfern

Bow. Reed & Hammer - Magnificent Mozart and twentieth-century brilliance

Yi Wang (violin), Justin Beere (clarinet) and Darryl Coote (piano) in a program with works by Mozart, Saint-Säens, Milhaud, Ravel, Benjamin and Khatchaturian.

Date and Time

Sunday October 11, 2019 at 3.00pm
Glenfern, 417 Inkerman St, East St Kilda, VIC

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