Team of Pianists
Acclaimed both for its high standards of artistry and professionalism, the Melbourne-based Team of Pianists has captivated audiences in Australia and overseas for nearly twenty years.
Coupled with unquestioned commitment to the highest artistic performance standards in its many solo and chamber recitals, concerto performances, CDs, and broadcasts, the Team is equally committed to promoting young musicians through its many masterclass programmes in metropolitan and regional areas alike.
The Team has produced nine CDs covering 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 members of the Team are Artists-In-Residence for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) at Glenfern, the National Trust's Centre for the Arts and Culture. Here the Team has recently established the Glenfern Piano Institute which has developed innovative programmes including the Spring Piano School for Primary and Secondary school age students, Weekend Retreats for Adult Piano Students, as well as masterclasses by Australian and overseas artists. Professor Max Cooke is Director, with Robert Chamberlain and Darryl Coote as the Partners.
Artist's website: www.teamofpianists.com.au
Team of Pianists is featured on the following titles
An eminently listenable collection of piano pieces written for four and six hands. An exciting, romantic, all stops out tour-de-force!
30 years of piano music by Peter Sculthorpe, one of Australia's finest composers. With exemplary performances by The Team of Pianists, Michael Hannan and Sculthorpe himself.
Presented by Australia's renowned Team of Pianists, New Norcia: A Spanish Rhapsody reflects the blending of Spanish and Australian cultures, both in the New Norcia community and in the selection of works on the disc.
Music by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Sain-Saens, Schumann, Gottschalk and Vine to demonstrate the new Schimmel K 256 concert grand.
Sparkling Keys celebrates the successful creative partnership of the National Trust and the Team of Pianists. Over the past decade this has produced the popular winter series Twighlight Chamber music at Rippon Lea, plus concerts at other Trust properties including Como, Labassa, Illawarra and Barwon Park.
'Worlds Apart' features works for piano duet, two and three pianos from both ends of the globe. Includes the first Australian recording of the Bruch 'Concerto for two pianos and orchestra'.
A beautiful CD paying homage to the works of Brahms.
Works by Mozart for piano and violin, two pianos, piano duet, and piano solo performed by members of The Team of Pianists.
The Team of Pianists present a programme of excellent piano works for solo, duo and two pianos.
The Team of Pianists has achieved acclaim throughout Europe and Australia for their vitality and freshness in technique. Features solo, duo and two piano works Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms and Sculthorpe.
Members of Team of Pianists
Robert Chamberlain studied in Melbourne with Max Cooke, in Vienna with David Lutz and Igo Koch, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, where he coached with distinguished artists including John Perry, Peter Donohoe, Janos Starker and Lorand Fenyves.
Sonny Chua's music reveals an accumulation and assimilation of seemingly incongruous ideas, displying the use of a broad palette, with myriad influences from classical, pop, jazz, rock, folk to "techno" music.
Linda Kouvaras is a pianist, composer and musicologist, with particular interests in contemporary music. She has recorded, commissioned, and premiered numerous contemporary Australian works for piano, performing extensively in city and regional centres.