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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.

Prof Roger Kneebone from Imperial College, London, supports LIPS

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Event News | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the surgeon Professor Roger Kneebone from Imperial College, London, has agreed to be a keynote speaker and contribute to the roundtable at the first London International Piano Symposium in Feb, 2013. His approach reflects the aims of LIPS  since he is keen also to  bring together ‘clinicians, educationalists, computer scientists, psychologists, social scientists, design engineers and experts from the visual and performing arts’  to encourage ‘collaborative research at the intersections between traditional disciplinary boundaries’.

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Affiliated Artist Sofya Gulyak 2012/13

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Event News | 0 comments

LIPS  is delighted to welcome the Russian pianist Sofya Gulyak as our afilliated artist for 2012/13.   In September 2009 Sofya Gulyak was awarded the 1st prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal of the Sixteenth Leeds International Competition – the first woman to achieve this distinction. Sofya has been praised for her ‘tremendous precision and coloration…exquisite soft playing …delicacy yet power’.

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Collaboration agreed between the London International Piano Symposium and the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Event News | 0 comments

Cristine MacKie, President of the London International Piano Symposium, and Jeanetta Laurence (Associate Director of the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)   have agreed to collaborate  in exploring ways in which pianists may benefit by working with a top choreographer and a dancer(s) from the Royal Ballet.

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London Conservatoires – interest and enthusiasm

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Event News | 0 comments

Members of the faculties of the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama have expressed their welcome to the London International Piano Symposium and their anticipation of an intriguing and challenging conference. LIPS is looking forward to meetings with all the UK’s leading centres of excellence in piano practice, to share their enthusiasm and forward-looking approach to techniques in this field.    

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Volunteers welcome

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Event News | 0 comments

LIPS would be delighted to receive any offers of voluntary help from residents in the UK, either with administration before the event or with the smooth running of the event itself. Examples of volunteering opportunities at the event itself include ushering and programmes, meet and greet, welcome of guest participants, registration. LIPS hopes to be able to offer volunteers free attendance at part of the symposium. In advance of the symposium, roles still available include: social media work, communication with The Friends, and more. LIPS would hope to offer a gesture of thanks in the form of tickets to volunteers if possible.

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