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The Conference Programme for February 2013

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Event News | 0 comments

Conference Programme 2013   Friday, 8th February 2013. 8.30-9.00 REGISTRATION Recital Hall, Royal College of Music 9.00-9.15 Welcome 9.15-10.00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Professor Roger Kneebone, Imperial College THEMATIC SESSIONS MIND & BODY 10.00-10.30 Jennifer MacRitchie & Alessandro Guisti, Embodying Intentional Musical Expression Through Piano Touch: A Motion Capture Study. 10.30-11.00 Lois Svard, It’s All in Your Mind: Motor Imagery and the Pianist. 11.00-11.30 BREAK 11.30-12.00 Kathleen Riley, Understanding the Physiology of Performance. 12.00-12.30 Lilian Simones, An Exploratory Analysis into the Role of Gesture in Instrumental Music teaching and Learning. 12.30-1.00 Lois Svard, The Pianist’s Brain: Why and How We Are Different. 1.00-2.00 LUNCH 2.00-2.30 Luciana Hamond, The Nature of Feedback in Piano Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. 2.30-3.00 Miguel Henriques. The Role of Information in Pianism. REPERTOIRE,  INTERPRETATION & HISTORICAL RECORDINGS Matthew Schellhorn, Sunsets & Silences: The Passage of Time in Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux. 3.30-4.00 Patricia Abdalla & Nancy Lee Harper, From Lisbon to Rio: The Absence of Portuguese Piano Music in the New State (1930-1940). 4.00-4.30 BREAK 4.30-5.00 Georgia Volioti, Musing on the Past: Historical Recordings as Creative Resources for Piano Performance. ANXIETY IN PIANO PERFORMANCE 5.00-5.30 Nancy Lee Harper, Portuguese Piano Music for Multiple Players from the Eighteenth Century to Modern Times: A Bibliography. 5.30-6.0 Fiammetta Facchini and Nancy Lee Harper, Anxiety in Instrumental Duo. 6.0-6.30 CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PRACTICE ISSUES  Ana Cristina Bernardo & Eduardo Lopes, Some 21th Century Performance Practice Issues: The Piano in “Um Sina Contra o Tempo”.   Friday 8th February 2013 PARALLEL PAPERS, PARRY ROOM PEDAGOGY 10.00-10.30 Huisman, Musical Complexity: Nature of Limits & Limits of Nature. 10.30-11.00 Yuki Moriji, The Influence of Piano Teachers on Piano Expertise. 11.00-11.30 BREAK BREAK 11.30-12.00 Barbara Fast & Jennifer Mishra, Exploration of Practice Strategies Related to the Premier of Classical Music. 12.00-12.30 Zelia Chueke & Roger Chaffin, Performance Cues for Music ‘with no plan’: 12.30-1.0 A Case Study of Preparing Schonberg’s Opus 11 No. 3. Chiyoon Chung, Pedagogical & Musical Insights into Saint-Saens’s Six Etudes pour la main gauche seule Op. 135.   1.0-1.30 Galina Crothers, Piano Pedagogy: Contradictions Within Piano Training in the Area of the Technical Development of the Pupil.  . 1.30-2.30 LUNCH 2.30-3.0 Cristina Gerling, Chopin’s Bacarolle Op. 60: Searching for References, Standards & Models. 3.0-3.30 Hsing-Chwen Hsin, Perceiving Debussyism from His Own Piano Arrangements of Orchestral Works: Performing& Teaching Debussy’s Soundscript. 3.30-4.0 Victoria Tzotzkova, Towards a Model of Masterful Sound Production in Piano Performance: Systematising pedagogical Views in the Light of Personal Experience & Ulrich Neisser’s ‘Perpetual Cycles’. 4.0-4.30 BREAK 4.30-5.0 Marcelo Cazarre & Vera Vianna, The Piano Technique of Two Great Brazilian Pianists: Antonio Sa Pereira (1888-1966) e Magdalena Tagliferro (1893-1986). 5.0-5.30 Oeida Hatcher, Practice, Prepare & Print: Writing for Musical Knowledge & Understanding in Keyboard Performance Courses. 5.30-6.0 Olga Hasanova, Piano Education: Purposes and Ways.     Saturday 9th February 2013. PARRY ROOM PEDAGOGY CONTINUED: 9.0-9.30 Evangelia Mitsopoulou, Performing Carl Tausig’s Dante Symphony for Solo Piano: Thoughts on the Approach of Piano Technique. RECITAL HALL, LECTURE RECITALS SOME INSIGHTS INTO COMPOSERS FROM J.S BACH TO  JOHN CAGE 9.30-10.10 Nicasio Gradaille, ‘David Tudor’s First Realisation of Solo for Piano by John Cage. 10.10-10.50 Judith Gore, Liszt and the Ballet. 10.50-11.05 BREAK 11.05-11.45 Chiara Bertoglio, Bach, Busoni & Beyond: Instructive Editions & Performance Practice. 11.45-12.25 Michael Tsalka, The Stylistic & Aesthetic...

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Tickets for the symposium will be available to professional musicians, piano students and the public in Jan 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 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. For booking a seat for the workshop and the piano recital please call 020 8789 6163 Click here for the RCM’s online box office.   To attend the conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February: Public attendees: £50.00 per day Students: £25.00 per day (ID will be required at the door). Please pay  by bank transfer to the: London Piano International Symposium Barclays Bank Sort code 20 90 74 Account number 23121534 SWIFT: BARCGB22 IBAN GB71 BARC 2090 7423 1215 34 OR BY CHEQUE to the London Piano International Symposium 25a Deodar Rd, Putney, London SW15 2NP  ...

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New media parteners onboard

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Event News | 1 comment

We have agreed that the International Piano Magazine and Rhinegold Publishing are to be media partners

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LIPS is launched Oct 12th at Steinway Hall, London

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  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:  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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