Max Cooke

Press quote

“"Team of Pianists" provides a deep insight into Sculthorpe's work. All of the compositions give stimulus to the imagination, and the last three give incentive for compositional experiment. The performance by Max and Darryl Cooke highlights the melodious and rhythmic charm of these pieces...The excellent standard of performance penetrates varied facets of contemporary piano music.”

— Dulcie Robertson, Australian Music Teacher

Performing as 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.


Performer: Piano, Arranger

An eminently listenable collection of piano pieces written for four and six hands. An exciting, romantic, all stops out tour-de-force!

Peter Sculthorpe: Piano Music

Performer: Piano

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.

New Norcia: A Spanish Rhapsody

Performer: Piano, Arranger

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.

Team of Pianists presents the Schimmel K 256

Performer: Piano

Music by Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Sain-Saens, Schumann, Gottschalk and Vine to demonstrate the new Schimmel K 256 concert grand.

Worlds Apart

Performer: Piano

'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'.

Homage to Brahms

Performer: Piano

A beautiful CD paying homage to the works of Brahms.

Mozart at Melbourne

Performer: Piano

Works by Mozart for piano and violin, two pianos, piano duet, and piano solo performed by members of The Team of Pianists.

Max Cooke also appears on

Peter Sculthorpe


A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.


Performer: Piano

The album explores the many combinations throat singing can be presented with. Dean Frenkel has combined his throat singing with a 27 piece childrens choir, guitar and mandolin, with Australian birds, with contemporary piano, in duet with vibraphone, and with a female vocal duo in song format.