The Symposium and Booking Form for Delegates October 27th-29th, 2018

The London International Piano Symposium: Researching at the Interface between Science and the Art of Piano Performance

Royal Academy of Music, October 27-29th 2018


20th May: Submission deadline

15th July: Notification of submission decision

15th August: Registration due for delegates


Keynote Speakers:

Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media, Queen Mary, University of London.

Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music Recordings.

(Sound & Vision Collections Division, British Library).

Dr Georgia Volioti,  Dept of Music, University of Surrey.


Panel for the Special Forum for Piano Teachers:

Professor John Sloboda, Psychologist

Murray Maclachlan, Concert Pianist and  Chair of EPTA

Cristine MacKie, Director of London International Piano Symposium

and author of Rethinking Piano Performance: The Mindful Body

Dr Sam Johnson, Clinical Psychologist, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Piano Recital

Alim Beisembayev winner of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, and the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Competition.


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Scientific Commitee

Christina Girling

Georgia Volioti

Felix Verdugo

Cristine MacKie

Zelia Chueke

Full programme to be announced shortly



Please fill in the form below and click on the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom.
On submission of this form you will be redirected to a page with various payment options for the 3-day conference.

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    Conference Dinner

    I confirm that I would like to attend the conference dinner – at a cost of approx £20.00-£30.00 with wine, to be paid at the restaurant.
    I would like the vegetarian option

    Registration Fee

    The fee for each delegate for the three-day conference i.e., from the 27-29th October 2018, including all events, coffees/teas, and lunches is £425.00.
    On submission of this form you will be redirected to a page with various payment options.

    For Speakers only

    Please indicate below which of the following equipment you will need. PLEASE NOTE that if you bring your own laptop and it is a MAC, YOU MUST bring your own adapter cable to connect to the data projector. PLEASE NOTE too, that if you require extra equipment and technical help, other than that provided below, the extra cost must be met by the presenter and paid in full 1 week before the start of the conference.
    LaptopData projectorSpeakers for audio output from laptopInternet linkOverhead projector (for transparencies)CD playerDVD player

    LIPS accepts no legal responsibility for any of the facts or opinions stated during this symposium.

    LIPS takes seriously also its responsibilities to users with special needs. If you have a particular requirement, please discuss it confidentially with the event organizer before the event takes place

    The London International Piano Symposium (LIPS) is committed to enabling world-leading research at the interface between science, medicine and the art of piano performance. This is a dynamic initiative in which we offer an internationally distinctive and varied programme intended to enrich the approach by performers, academics and pedagogues to performance itself.