Friends of the Team of Pianists

An Invitation from the President of the Friends of the Team of Pianists...

The aim of the Friends is to support the Team of Pianists by directly assisting the Team, helping to promote its activities and building membership of the Friends. Members receive discounts for some Team events such as masterclasses and lectures and will be invited to join in social and educational activities organised specifically for the Friends. The Friends also coordinate 'Friends Play for Friends', a group of members who are pianists who get together informally in members' homes to perform for each other. There are regular newsletters (download a sample from June 2015 or November 2015) and opportunities to meet the Team and other performers.

New members receive a free CD featuring recitals from the biennial Australian National Piano Award in Shepparton.

To join the Friends of the Team of Pianists, please print the FOTOPS Brochure, fill in the tear-off slip and mail to the following address:

Secretary
Friends of the Team of Pianists
PO Box 333
Balaclava VIC 3183

For further information, please send an email to: friendsoftop@yahoo.com.au or talk to one of the committee members at a Team of Pianists event.

Committee of the Friends of the Team of Pianists:

  • Dr Deborah Jackson (President)
  • Louise Gomes (Vice-President)
  • Gerry Roberts (Treasurer)
  • Rhonda Boyle (Secretary)
  • Teri Brugman
  • Clive Jackson
  • Penelope Russell
  • Maria Walshe

Upcoming Events

Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 1 - Where the Wild Sings Are: Songs of Animals and Beasts

Icon Trio - Justine Anderson (soprano), Vivien Hamilton (mezzo-soprano), Jeannie Marsh (alto), with Robert Chamberlain (piano). A concert of songs inspired by the world of animals, including unaccompanied madrigals, Australian rounds, comedic songs by Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann (including Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud with audience sing-along), delightful songs by Poulenc, Chabrier, Barber, Stravinsky, Richard Rodney Bennett and more, plus piano works based on animal themes. Don’t miss this vibrant ménagèrie with the outstanding soloists of Icon Trio.

Date and Time

Sunday April 19, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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Rigg Bequest Classic Music at Barwon Park

A Musical Flower-Garden for clarinet, cello & piano

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.

Date and Time

Sunday May 3, 2020 at 2.00pm
Barwon Park, 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea, VIC (Melway X911 B8)

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Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea

Concert 2 - Tradition and Antipodean

Melbourne Symphony musicians Kathryn Taylor (violin), Gabrielle Halloran (viola), Rohan de Korte (cello) join Darryl Coote (piano)
in a program contrasting Beethoven's Sonata in G minor for cello & piano Op 5 No 2 and Mozart's attractive Piano quartet in G minor KV 478 with historical Australian composer Arthur Benjamin's Sonata for viola & piano.

Date and Time

Sunday May 17, 2020 at 6.30pm
Rippon Lea Ballroom, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick (Melway 67 E2)

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