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Registration Form and Details

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Event News | 0 comments

Registration Form Posted by Cristine on May 15th, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments London International Piano Symposium in association with Steinway & Sons UK The Art and Science of Piano Performance: An interdisciplinary symposium for the enhancement of teaching and performance in the twenty-first century. 27,28th & 29th Octiber 2018 Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Submissions Submissions are reviewed anonymously by all the members of the LIPS scientific committee according to their importance, originality, clarity of presentation and interdisciplinarity. BOOKING FORM Title of Abstract: Or, Title of Lecture Recital University / Department affiliation Correspondence address Email Email to be included in delegates’ list? Yes/No The Registration Fee The fee for each delegate for the three day conference i.e. from the 27-29th October 2018, including all events, coffees/teas, and a sandwich lunch is £425.00. Travel Assistance Delegates needing financial assistance to pay for their travel and/or accommodation should apply to their own department within the university, or seek arts council/trusts or government support within their own country. LIPS cannot finance individuals traveling to and from the conference, or pay accommodation costs, or refund the registration, or conference dinner fee for whatever reason. Conference Dinner – Delegates pay at the dinner, approx £20-30.00. □ How to Register: 1. Go to 2.Copy the page with the registration form and paste it into a word document. 3. Send your signed and completed booking form with a sterling cheque for the full amount made payable to the London International Piano Symposium 4 Cumberland Gardens London WC1X9AF 4 Alternatively, after downloading and completing the form, scan it to and pay the registration fee by bank transfer to the London International Piano Symposium. 5. Please ensure that if you transfer the money in a different name you add the name on your abstract so that we know who has sent it. All Payments should be made to: London International Piano Symposiumand all bank charges for the transaction of the registration cost of £425.00 must be met by you Barclays Bank Sort code 20 90 74 Account number 23121534 SWIFT: BARCGB22 IBAN GB71 BARC 2090 7423 121534 4 Cumberland Gdns, London, WC1 X 9AF. UK Further information Registration opens at 8.30-9.00am on 27th, 28th and 29th  October 2018. The conference begins at 9.00am on the 27th Feb. and ends on Monday 29th October 2018 at 6.0pm Website: FOR SPEAKERS ONLY AV Equipment Please indicate below which of the following equipment you will need. PLEASE NOTE that if you bring your own laptop and it is a MAC, YOU MUST bring your own adapter cable to connect to the data projector. PLEASE NOTE too, that if you require extra equipment and technical help, other than that provided below, the extra cost must be met by the presenter and paid in full 1 week before the start of the conference. □ laptop □ data projector □ speakers for audio output from laptop □ internet link □ Overhead projector (for transparencies) □ CD player □ DVD player Registration number pending. LIPS accepts no legal responsibility for any of the facts or opinions stated during this symposium. LIPS takes seriously also its responsibilities to users with special needs. If you have a particular requirement, please discuss it confidentially with the event organizer before the event takes place Edit this...

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LIPS announces its intention to publish ‘New Thoughts on Piano Performance’.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

LIPS is inviting authors who submitted the most original papers at the symposium in 2013, and the next symposium in 2015, to contribute a chapter to New Thoughts on Piano Performance.  This book will be a scholarly monograph, that is to say it will attempt to expand the frontiers of knowledge in the field of piano performance by exploring the interface between skilled artistry and scientific research. We propose to collaborate with Kindle Amazon, because: first, they have the largest worldwide marketing strategies, and publish both electronically and in conventional book form; and second because LIPS keeps control of the content and the editing; third, because the authors retain their copyright; fourth, because LIPS is free to accept publication of the same book by other publishers. New Thoughts on Piano Performance is aimed at two audiences; first, to performers and pedagogues at the conservatoires and music departments of universities, the private piano teaching fraternity, inquiring piano students and passionate amateurs; second to clinicians and health practitioners, although a wider audience would be able to gain much from...

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We are urgently seeking a fundraiser

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

We are currently seeking a fundraiser – would any one interested please contact us. The fundraiser will receive a percentage of all funds raised. Please email the director:

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Examples of the workshops, February 2013

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

Full conference programme provided under News and Events Britten Theatre RCM   Background Performance science has grown considerably during the last ten years. But despite the potential for this field to inform educational and professional practice across the arts, its application in the field of piano performance has been largely neglected. This neglect is not surprising, since the area is steeped in traditional methods of performance practice, and suffers also from a mind/body dualism.  These workshops will suggest that skilled pianism cannot be achieved exclusively by pursuing the traditional route, in which the student and the teacher sit side by side throughout the piano lesson.  It may be better achieved by including some collaboration with other disciplines such as operative surgery, dance, neuroscience and musical analysis. 1st Workshop The Keyboard and the Scalpel In this workshop, the distinguished surgeon Roger Kneebone will explore unexpected parallels between the worlds of piano performance and operative surgery.  As he writes ‘both demand years of preparation, and both require dexterity, memorisation and performance under pressure’.  After a brief illustrated introduction to what surgeons do and how they do it, the workshop will explore how an understanding of this closed world may cast light on pianistic training and performance. Issues will include memorisation, rehearsal, performance anxiety and strategies for recognising and remedying errors during recital and ensemble performance.  The workshop will involve discussion by participants, aiming for an interactive and stimulating sharing of views, insights and perspectives’.   2nd Workshop. Mirror Neurons:imitation & emulation in piano performance In 2004, Rizzolatti writes ‘every time an individual observes an action performed by another individual, neurons that represent that action are activated in the premotor cortex. The observer ‘‘understands’’ someone else’s actions because the evoked motor representation corresponds to that generated internally during action execution’.  This research amongst others, Craighero et al (2007), (Haggard (2008), and Iacoboni (2008), Ramchanderan (2011), will be drawn upon, because it may underpin the approach taken in this workshop in which a music analyst, a choreographer and dancer from the Royal Ballet will collaborate in assisting the pianist to develop a greater control of the pacing of the ebb and flow of Clair de lune through imitation and emulation of the dancer’s movements. A short piano recital will be given by the Russian pianist, Sofya Gulyak, the first, and only woman to win the Leeds international Piano Competition....

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We are delighted to receive the support & guidance of the MORE Partnership

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

‘MORE partnership[s] is an agency specializing in creative partnership design. They connect companies and culture creators (musicians, artists, film makers, ..’.

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