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).
Due to the pandemic, we have decided not to run a Spring Piano School in 2020. This program normally takes place at the National Trust historic house Glenfern, in East St Kilda, where piano students currently at Primary or Secondary school and aged 8 to 18 years enjoy a program of piano classes, workshops and individual lessons with teaching staff that include experienced pianists and teachers from the Team plus special guests.
Due to the corona virus situation, the final two recitals in our 2020 series must, unfortunately, be postponed:
Our hope is to reschedule these events to dates after the corona-virus pandemic has passed. For supporters who have already purchased tickets for these concerts please click here for an earlier email which explains the options for a refund, for credit to future events or for full or partial donation.
Do keep an eye on this website - we hope to hold two more live-streamed recitals from Glenfern once the lifting of restrictions allows this to happen, hopefully in October/November!