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LIPS is launched Oct 12th at Steinway Hall, London

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Event News | 0 comments

  Cristine MacKie with the Russian Pianist Sofya Gulyak at the launch of LIPS at Steinway Hall

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Location of Royal College of Music & Links to Hotels in South Kensington

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Event News | 0 comments

 Royal College of Music Location Map   Links to Hotels For South Kensington Hotels go to: LateRooms.com hoteldirect.co.uk.  Book online or tel: 0800 633 8000. Outside UK:  +44  1872 261 100 South Kensington Hotel Reservations. UK: 0800 066 4911. Outside UK: + 44 203 026 6805. OR go to the Imperial College/accommodation web site for a  comprehensive list of well priced hotels within easy reach of the Royal College of Music. For map of the area showing nearest station of South Kensington go to:  Google...

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We would like to extend a warm invitation to individuals, companies and charitable trusts to support us by coming to the launch of the London International Piano Symposium to be held at the Steinway Hall in London on Friday, October 12th at 6.30pm.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Event News | 0 comments

This prestigious interdisciplinary symposium is the first of its kind and has three objectives: to bring together performers and scientists to kindle a renaissance in twenty-first century piano performance through an examination of the skills that underpin piano performance; to generate a more rigorous and effective approach to performing and teaching, a step that is long overdue; to use the research findings to develop outreach programmes in less-advantaged areas of London, for the benefit of young people who would otherwise never have the opportunity to enjoy the enriching experience of learning an instrument as powerful as the piano with its enormous potential for self expression and creativeness. The success of this unique event can only be accomplished through the generosity and support of individuals, companies and charitable trusts. Cristine MacKie Chief Executive Director    ...

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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...

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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...

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