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Our policy regarding adminstrative help!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Event News | 0 comments

It is our policy, in part, to give some of the  administrative work to persons who are challenged by complications with their eye sight.  We would appreciate patience in this area.

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For students wishing to attend the symposium

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Event News | 2 comments

For post graduate students wishing to attend a full day the fee is £75.00 per day and includes tea/coffee breaks and lunch. Half a day is £35.00. There is no fee for undergraduate students wishing to attend.

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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 Thompson, Clinical Psychologist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The findings will be collated and evaluated by the Psychology Dept, Royal Holloway, University of London, and provide direction for piano teachers as well as future research....

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Fees for EPTA, ISM and 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,  piano teachers  wishing to attend the forum ‘Who do you think you are? on Sunday 28th October  is £75.00. Undergraduate students will be admitted without charge 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 London International Piano Symposium Sort code: 20 90 74 Account number: 23121534 SWIFT: BARCGB22 IBAN: GB71 BARC 2090 7423 1215 34   4 Cumberland Gardens London, WC1 X9AF, UK  ...

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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. Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body (25.00 + postage) is a London International Piano Symposium publication. It is available to buy by transferring using bank details below, or by Pay Pal, see below. London International Piano Symposium Barclays Bank, 60 Putney High St, London SW15 1SF, UK Sort Code:  20 90 74 Account Number:23121534 Swiftbic:  BARCGB22 Iban: GB71 BARC 2090 7423 121534 Cristine MacKie 4 Cumberland Gardens London WC1X9AF, UK Reference: Rethinking  and your  Surname Send your address to: info@londoninternationalpianosymposium.co.uk Postage: please add the cost of postage to: UK: £3.99; Europe: £9.20; USA: £12.00 IMPORTANT please notify by email that you have transferred the money. 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 £28.99 GBPinc Europe delivery £34.20 GBPinc USA delivery £37.00...

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How to obtain a copy of New Thoughts on Piano Performance

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Event News | 0 comments

New Thoughts on Piano Performance: Research at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance (35.00 + postage) is a London International Piano Symposium publication. It is available to buy by transferring using bank details below, or by Pay Pal, see below. London International Piano Symposium Barclays Bank, 60 Putney High St, London SW15 1SF, UK Sort Code:  20 90 74 Account Number:23121534 Swiftbic:  BARCGB22 Iban: GB71 BARC 2090 7423 121534 Cristine MacKie 4 Cumberland Gardens London WC1X9AF, UK Reference: New Thoughts  and your  Surname Send your address to: info@londoninternationalpianosymposium.co.uk Postage: please add the cost of postage to: UK: £3.99; Europe: £9.20; USA: £12.00 IMPORTANT please notify by email that you have transferred the money. You can now also buy the book using Paypal 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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Programme for LIPS 2015

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Event News | 2 comments

London International Piano Symposium, 2015 Royal College of Music, London RESEARCHING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND THE ART OF PIANO PERFORMANCE Friday, 13th February, 2015 RECITAL HALL 9.15. 9.45. Registration 9.45- 10.0. Welcome 10.0 – 11.0. KEY SPEAKER Prof Dave Collins, Sports Psychologist from the University of Central Lancashire will discuss the psychological characteristics which facilitate pathways to elite performance. 11.0 -11.30. BREAK 11.30 – 1.0. ROUND TABLE The following are the panel of experts who are gathering together to discuss how pianists may become ‘fit for purpose’ by developing a more unified approach to piano performance. Chair: Cristine MacKie, author of the forthcoming book, Rethinking Piano Performance: A mind/body approach on eBook Kindle. Prof Dave Collins, Sports Psychologist. Iqbal Hussein, Member of the Osteopathy Council with extensive experience in treating pianist’s physical problems. Dr Kathleen Riley, Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music; Biofeedback Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine. Prof Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban. Emma is Principal Investigator of the research project, Dance Science: Optimising Performing Potentia. Dr Zubin Kanga, Pianist, University of Nice-Sophie Antipolis, Royal Academy of Music, London. Felipe Verdugo, Pianist, Faculty of Music, University of Montreal, Canada. Laboratoire de recherche sur le geste musicien. Prof Beate Perrey, Professor of Piano Performance/Musicology, Centre of Research in the Arts and Languages, Institute for Advanced Social Sciences (EHESS) Paris – France 1.0 – 2.0. LUNCH 2.0 – 2.50. KEY SPEAKER Dr Kathleen Riley P = Paper LR = Lecture Recital Session 1 The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Mary Hawkes 2.50 – 3.30. LR. Felipe Verdugo, Biomechanical and Physical Aspects of Marc Durand’s Holistic Piano Technique Approach 3.30 – 4.0. P. Zubin Kanga, The Pianist’s Body as Instrument: Performer-controlled electronics as collaborative catalyst in Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis. 4.0 – 4.20. BREAK Session 1 con’t: The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Mary Hawkes .20 – 5.0. LR. Beate Perrey, At the still point,the dance is:from music analysis to interpretation. 5.0 – 6.0. PIANO RECITAL by Sofya Gulyak Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2010 Saturday 14th February 2015, RECITAL HALL 8.30- 9.0. Registration Session 1 con’t, The Mind/Body in Piano Performance Chair: Kathleen Riley 9.0 – 9.30. P. Mary Hawkes, Can An Applied Sports Psychology Approach Help Developing Pianists in Performance? Session 11. Cross Domain Thinking Chair: Kathleen Riley 9.30 -10.10. LR. Erica Bisesi, Sketching the Piano Music Trajectory from Schubert to Liszt to Expressionism in an Emotion-Based Approach to Musical Analysis. 10.10 -10.50. LR. Richard Hoadley, Dynamic Cross-Domain Expression: Notation, technology and performance. 10.50 – 11.20. BREAK Session 11 con’t, Cross Domain Thinking Chair: Diana Dumlavwalla 11.20 -12.0. LR. Duncan Williams, Artificia for Neural Network and Piano (2014): A piano score and performance generated in real time by an artificial neural network. 12.0 – 12.40. LR. Neal Farwell, Interpretive Strategies in a New Work for Piano and Electronics. Session 111. Timbre. Chair: Diana Dumlavwalla 12.40 – 1.10. P. Andrew Aaron, Historically Informed Sound Production on the Modern Piano. 1.10 – 2.0. LUNCH Chair: Cristine MacKie 2.0 – 3.30. KEY SPEAKER Jonny Juviler If a prolonged state of ill health or mental/physical stress isn’t resolved by the performer, the balance of the autonomic nervous system may be disrupted and lead to a range of symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness, poor digestion...

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