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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...

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Info for Professional musicians, students and the public wishing to attend the 2015 symposium

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

For professional musicians wishing to attend the symposium please go the Home Page for News and Events and click on Registration. To attend the piano recital by Sofya Gulyak on Friday 13th, please call 020 8789 6163. Entrance to the workshop at 2.0pm on Saturday 14th is free. The fee for public attendees to the symposium is £50.00 per day. Undergraduate students: £25.00 per day (ID will be required at the door). It is essential to bring the receipt as evidence of payment. Tel: 020 8789 6163 for further information. Payment may be made by...

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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,...

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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...

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

Our goal is to establish the work of LIPS as a ground-breaking part of the musical experience both globally and in the UK by the end of the three cycles. We aim to offer hard evidence to teachers, performers and clinicians about the vital importance of a more unified approach to piano performance based on research at the interface between the arts and sciences. Furthermore we will look to increase the influence of LIPS at home and internationally by cooperating with strong international scientific communities and musical establishments,...

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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...

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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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Music Teacher magazine reviews Cristine MacKie’s work

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Event News | 0 comments

The magazine the Music Teacher, published this April 2014, acknowledges Cristine MacKie as one of the foremost leading advocates in the UK of the mind/body approach to piano performance

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Sample of abstracts submitted in 2013

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Event News | 0 comments

  Elaine Chew, Queen Mary, University of London Title: Explaining what musicians do, how we do it, and why; making concrete conceptualized structures and expressive (prosodic) decisions that shape musical communications using mathematical models, computational methods, and scientific visualisations   Schnabel’s playing of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (15 bars) – Tempo analysis from Elaine Chew on Vimeo. Schnabel’s tempo variations in his performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (15 bars). Vertical...

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