Darryl Coote, Max Cooke and Robert Chamberlain have organised Piano Masterclasses given by many international interstate visiting teacher/performers, including: Professor Thomas Hecht from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music/National University in Singapore (2004), Margaret Hair from Sydney (2004), Professor Akira Imai from the Kunitachi Academy in Tokyo (2005), Professor Rolf Plagge from the Mozarteum in Salzburg (2006), Helen Krizos from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (2006), Professor Roy Howat from the Royal Academy of Music in London (2007), Professor Michael Leuschner from the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (2008), Professor John Damgaard formerly Assistant Professor at Royal Danish Conservatorium, Denmark (2010), Professor Roger Lord from the University of Monckton (2011), Graham Fitch from London (2012) and Jocelyn Ho - New York based winner of ANPA (2014).
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)