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The Russian pianist,Sofya Gulyak is our affiliated artist for 2012/13. She became the first woman to win the Leeds International Piano Competion in 2010.

For students wishing to attend the symposium

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

For students wishing to attend, please go to; info@londoninternationalpianosymposium.co.uk, or  the director: mackie_cristine@hotmail.com  and state whether you would like to attend  all or part of the symposium, and find  the cost involved

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A Unique Forum for Piano Teachers, Sunday 28th October

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

  On Sunday 28th October 9.0 am, we are offering a forum for piano teachers entitled: ‘Who do You Think You Are’? The purpose of this forum – which is the first of its kind in the UK – is to address a hitherto increasingly urgent, yet unexplored problem concerning the health and emotional wellbeing of the piano teacher. While achieving success and high marks for the student is a given, work of this nature can be extremely stressful and largely undertaken in isolation. It will begin with a viewing of the film Madame Sousatzka (1988), which is based on the life and work of the formidable, but little-known teacher Maria Levinskaya. The aim is twofold: firstly, to open up issues which are rarely addressed, and yet are familiar to most piano teachers, such as: the private emotions and health issues, which may arise during teaching, and which must necessarily be contained; and the difficulties which can often arise, due to the mind/body dualism, which still pervades performance and its teaching thereof; secondly, we aim to encourage discussions on these and other issues peculiar to the piano teacher, sensitively supported by a  distinguished interdisciplinary panel comprising: Prof John Sloboda, Psychologist; Murray Mclachlan, Concert Pianist, Educator and  Chair of European Piano Teachers Association; Cristine MacKie, Musicologist and Author; Dr Sam Johnson, Clinical Psychologist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; the Osteopath, and Muscular Skeletal experts will tbe announced shortly. The findings will be collated and provide direction for piano teachers as well as future research....

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Fees for EPTA, ISM & piano teachers attending the forum ‘Who do you think you are? on the 28th October

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Event News | 4 comments

The special fee for members of EPTA, the ISM and other piano teachers wishing to attend the forum ‘Who do you think you are? on Sunday 28th October  is £75.00. This includes the forum, papers, & lecture recitals, the concert in the afternoon and coffee/teas and lunch. It begins at 10am and ends at 6.0pm Please ensure that you put a reference on the payment either as EPTA, ISM or Private, as well as you full name, and bring your ID on the day. The fee is payable in advance to: Bank Transfer Barclays Bank Sort code: 20 90 74 Account number: 23121534 SWIFT: BARCGB22 IBAN: GB71 BARC 2090 7423 1215 34 Cristine MacKie London International Piano Symposium 4 Cumberland Gardens London, WC1 X9AF  ...

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Provisional programme for the LIPS symposium 2018

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

Saturday 27th  October 9.0 am Keynote Speaker Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media, Queen Mary, University of London. ‘From Sound to Structure: Synchronizing Prosodic and Structural Information to Reveal the Thinking Behind Performance Decisions’ 10.0 am -6.30 Lecture Recitals and Research Papers   Sunday 28th October 10.0 am  ‘Who do You Think You Are’? A Special Forum for Piano Teachers The purpose of this forum – which is the first of its kind in the UK – is to address a hitherto increasingly urgent, yet unexplored problem concerning the health and emotional wellbeing of the piano teacher. While achieving success and high marks for the student is a given, work of this nature can be extremely stressful and largely undertaken in isolation. Suporting panel  comprises: Prof John Sloboda, Psychologist; Murray Mclachlan, Concert Pianist, Educator and  Chair of European Piano Teachers Association; Cristine MacKie, Musicologist and Author; Dr Sam Johnson, Clinical Psychologist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; See latest News and Events for more details. 2.30- 5.o Lecture Recitals and Research Papers Piano Recital 5.0 pm Alim Beisembayev winner of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, and the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Competition.   Monday 29th October 9.0.am Keynote speakers 9.0 am Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music Recordings. (Sound & Vision Collections Division, British Library). ‘An introduction to the collection’ 10.0 am Dr Georgia Volioti, Department of Music and Media, University of Surrey. ‘Reflections on Classical Sound Recordings: Prospects and Challenges for Performance Studies’ 11.0 30 – 6.30 pm Lecture Recitals and Research Papers...

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Deadline for submission of abstracts extended to the 30th May

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in Event News | 2 comments

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Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body is now published

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

We are excited to announce the publication of Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body.  Details of how to puchase the book are shown below. Introduction ‘It seems that so long as we are alive, we shall continue closest to knowledge if we avoid as much as we can all contact and association with the body, except when they are absolutely necessary…’ Socrates c. 469-399 B.C. Pianists routinely encounter a great variety of bodily and intellectual demands in preparing piano works for performance, but until recently, the emphasis has been largely on the intellectual aspect of performance, or ‘radical mentalism’. However, since piano performance requires an indissoluble union of mind and body, this book will present the argument that the body may also have a role to play in ‘shaping’ and memorizing musical works for performance. While this is a view which is now beginning to be supported in musical academic circles who wish to promote a more interdisciplinary approach to performance, it is as yet an unexplored area of piano performance. You can now buy the book using Paypal The cost is £25.00 plus delivery. Delivery is UK: £3.99; Europe: £9.20; USA: £12.00 Choose one of the options below depending on your location then click the Buy Now button Please select… inc UK delivery £38.99 GBPinc Europe delivery £44.20 GBPinc USA delivery £47.00...

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