EPTA – European Piano Teachers Association
The Parent Organisation
Charity Registered Number 1094973
Address: c/o 28 Emperor’s Gate, London SW7 4HS
Tel/fax: +44(0)20 7274 6821
Honorary European President:
Honorary Vice Presidents:
Paul Badura Skoda, Peter Feuchtwanger, Alberto Portugheis, Fanny Waterman DBE, Malcolm Troup
EPTA EUROPEAN PRESIDENT (2013/2014)
Einar Sten-Nokleberg (President EPTA Norway)
Chairman: Murray McLachlan
Secretary: Nadia Lasserson
Treasurer: Bruce Burford
Members of Executive Committee: Alan Paul & Susan Bettaney
EPTA – the Parent Organisation is constantly expanding not only in Europe but also throughout the world through its
Affiliations with the most important Piano Teachers Associations:
MTNA – Music Teachers National Association
Piano Teachers National Association of Japan, Founder: Yasuko Fukuda
Japan Piano Teachers Association, President: Prof Masayasu Oshima
Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations, Co-ordinator: Prof Ireneus Zuk
Latin American PianoTeachers Association (Argentine, Chile, Ecuador, Brazil), President: Freda Conn, Chile
New England Piano Teachers Association
EPTA NEW YORK Associates: Prof Salvatore Moltisanti
EPTA ISRAEL Associates: Prof. Eitan Globerson
EPTA NEWS 2014
Secretary: Petrika Trako
Address: Jordan Misja High School of Arts, Tirana
Tel: + 355 42 23 743
Fax: + 355 42 51 792
EPTA Albania have been celebrating 20 years of activities and we send them our heartfelt congratulations. In 1997 the late Carola Grindea headed the Jury of the 2nd “Young Pianist Festival” and established a prize in her name.
29th May 2014 EPTA Albania promoted new books:
Piano Album Duets edited by Takuina Adami and Sabrije Nush
“Milky Way” by Andre Hajdu, represented in a lecture recital by Michal Tal
My Way of Playing the Piano by Georgy Sandor, translated by Prof Valbona Simixhiu Xoxa.
30th May – 1st June 2014 EPTA Albania held its 19th “Young Pianist Festival”. The Jury consisted of Nadia Lasserson, with Massimo Gon and Michal Tal, in the absence of Diane Andersen, Theresa Trevisan and Flavio Zaccaria.
The enormous success of this marathon competition, which saw over 130 entries in two and a half days, is due entirely to the tireless work of Taquina Adami with the aid of her assistant Etleva Turkeshi.
2nd June 2014 Michal Tal gave a Masterclass to Winners from the competition.
The Winners are as follows:
Category A (6-9 years old)
Odessa Meti – also winner of the Carola Grindea Prize
Category D (13-15 years old)
Jonatan Varkuj – also winner of the Chopin Prize
Category E (15-18 years old)
Kostantin Tashko – also winner of the Liszt and Lola Gjoka Prizes
Kosti Deti was awarded the Filippo Trevisan and Beethoven Prizes, Orenc Graca was awarded the Cesk Zadaja Prize, Iva Zurbo was awarded a Concerto with the ‘RTSH Orchestra, Ebi Coku was awarded the Mozart Prize
This year, four Andre Hajdu Prizes were awarded for the first time. The recipients were Orenc Graza, Iva Zurbo, Nikol Tuka and Jora Duro with a special prize awarded to the youngest contestant Klaudia Gjini aged 6.
6th, 10th and 12th June 2014 EPTA Albania organised the “National Meeting for Culture” involving over 100 young pianists.
Winners, their teachers and the Jury of EPTA Albania’s 19th Young Pianists Festival.
Honorary presidents: Prof. Sergey Sarajyan, Prof. Armine Grigoryan
President: Anna Hambaryan
Address: Tserents Armenia. Str. 7a, Apt. 8, Yerevan – 0032
Vice President: Zaruhi Mkrtchyan
Administrator: Astghik Bakhshiyan
Secretary: Alina Hambaryan
EPTA ARMENIA’s committee have created a new website.
Honorary President: Prof. Walter Groppenberger
President: Prof. Anton Voigt
Tel: +43 664 73 609 503
Vicepresident: Dagmar Schinnerl
Secretary General: Heidemarie Schneider-Klimpfinger
Treasurer: Gianfranco Sannicandro
2013 Conference Coordinator: Brigitte Zimmermann
October 24th – 26th 2014 EPTA Austria will hold its 29th Annual Conference at the Anton Bruckner University, Linz.
Miklos Spanyi (Harpsichord, Fortepiano) and Anton Voigt (Fortepiano and Modern Instrument) will give a masterclass on CPE Bach to commemorate his 300th birthday, at Schloss Kremsegg, Upper Austria. The topic will be the Berlin-Vienna connection i.e. CPE Bach's influence on Viennese Classical style.
EPTA Austria is in the process of renewing its website http://www.epta-austria.at
President: Vadim Yakonyuk
Address: c/o Academy of Music, 220030 00375, Minsk
EPTA BELGIUM – Flanders/Brussels
Honorary Presidents: Louise Hesbain, Roland De Munck
President: Levente Kende
Secretaries: Lieve van Puyvelde and Marc Theuns
Address: Mechelsesteenweg 109/6, 2018 Antwerp.
Tel/Fax: +32 3 281 0595)
F: +32 2 380 08 27
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EPTA BELGIUM – Wallonie/Bruxelles
President Diane Andersen
Lotsesteenweg186, B -1653 Dworp
Tel: +32 2380 0827
Fax: +32 2 380 08 27
Secretary: Marie-Dominique GILLES
February 4th – 9th 2014 12th "Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes" was held in the Cultural Centre of GREZ DOICEAU, Belgium in collaboration with the College, Communal Admnistration and the Academy of Music Speech and Drama of Grez Doiceau and also in collaboration with the Academy of Music, Speech and Drama of Wavre. The Jury was headed by Diane Andersen (President EPTA Belgium Wallonie/Bruxelles) with Marcel Baudet (Netherlands), Nadia Lasserson (UK), Boaz Sharon (Boston USA), Tori Stodle, (Tromso,Norway), and the members of the EPTA Belgium Committee: Dominique Cornil, Jacqueline Lecarte, Marie-Dominique Gilles, Francois Thiry (Liege).
The enormous success of this competition is due to the tireless work of Diane Andersen who spends two years organising this marathon which attracted sixty four very young pianists from all over the world, including Australia and Taiwan.
The opening Gala Concert on the 4th of February saw a Gala Concert given by the Winners of the 2012 11th Competition:
Lucia Li, (Australie), Category 1 under 10
Harry Knott (GB), Category 2 under 14, and winner of the "Prix du Conseil Provincial du Brabant Wallon"
Piotr Pawlak (Poland), Category 3 under 18 and "Prix du Conseil Provincial du Brabant Wallon"
Andrey Skripkin (Russia) Category 4 under 24 and the "Grand Prix Pianos Maene"
A Masterclass given by various members of the Jury took place on Saturday 8th February.
This year’s Winners:
Category 1 (10 & under)
1st Prize Guoda Valackaite (Lithuania), 2nd Joshua Zhi (Australia), 3rd Steven Kleeven (Belgium)
Category 2 (15 & under)
1st Prize Kenneth Tong (Australia), 2nd Rangel Silaev (Netherlands), 3rd Jackie Campbell (UK)
Category 3 (18 & under)
1st Prize Ivan Krpan (Croatia), 2nd Dora Iveckovic (Croatia), 3rd Tom De Beuckelaer (Belgium)
Category 4 (under 25)
1st prize Simon Passmore (UK), 2nd Emi Ikeyama (Japan), 3rd Ming Wen (China)
Le Prix de l'Union des Compositeurs Belges (UCB) for the best interpretation of a Belgian work
Thomas Waelbroeck in his performance of "Le parfum d'une étreinte infinie" by Claude Ledoux (Belgium)
Médaille de l'UCB for the best choise of a Belgian composition:
Varvara Bessonova ( Russiea) in "Prélude n°6" de Marcel QUINET
Simon Passmore is a student of Murray McLachlan, Chariman of EPTA UK and was awarded the top prize of 1000 Euros.
The Finals Concert took place on Sunday 9th February in the presence of Madame Sybille de Coster-Bauchau, Lady Mayoress of Grez Doiceau and the evening was rounded off with a reception was offered by the community of Grez Doiceau.
Since the onset of this competition in 2000 to mark the 20th Anniversary of EPTA Belgium Wallonie/Bruxelles, over nine hundred participants have performed and benefitted from the experience of this excellent competition which also offers candidates accomodation in local families thus making it a true «Rencontres des jeunes»….
Diane Andersen in the centre surrounded by all the performers and jury members
2nd – 7th February 2016 The next 13th Rencontres des jeunes will take place in the cultural centre of Grez Doiceau.
EPTA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
President: Zlatan Mujkic
Address: Secondary Music School L.Kube 1, 75 000 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel/Fax: +387 75 222551
EPTA CROATIA’s 5th EPTA "Svetislav Stancic" International Piano Competition was held in three rounds from 3th – 9th February 2014 in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb. The Jury, led by Dmitri Bashkirov, consisted of Ida Gamulin, Naum Grubert, Pavica Gvozdic, Eugen Indjic, Johan Schmidt and Dubravka Tomsic-Srebotnjak.
Tsvetkov Daniil (Russia)
(ex aequo) Petar Klasan (Croatia) – Aljosa Jurinic (Croatia)
Danylo Saienko (Ukraina) – Stipe Bilic (Croatia)
Special Award given by Crotian Composers Society
Adela Liculescu (Rumania)
July / August 2014 EPTA Croatia ran EPTA International Masterclasses in Dubrovnik at the Laus Academy with Dmitri Bashkirov / 7th – 12th July, Johan Schmidt, Jun Kanno and Michiko Shoji 2nd – 8th August, Naum Grubert, Ida Gamulin and Vladimir Krpan / 16th – 21th August.
Chairman: Katerina Antoniou
Address: P.O. Box 42278, 6532 Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel: +357-99-624752; +357-24-665266, +358405615877
EPTA Cyprus President, Katerina Antoniou has created a new Organisation “People with Special Needs” which enables talented disabled people to take a place in society through their talent. Three young musicians will be funded to make their first CD’s which will then be in general circulation and young disabled artists will be offered exhibitions. It has a house of arts for disabled people, where free lessons are offered to these artists through a good network of volunteer teachers and therapists and also it is the place where they can go to create and have fun, have psychological support so on and so forth.
the meantime, EPTA Cyprus hopes to be re-organised in the near
EPTA CZECH REPUBLIC
Founder and Honorary President: Radoslav Kvapil
President: Milan Franek
Vice-President: Dr Jitka Fowler Frankova
Address: Schnirchova 25, 70 00 Praha
Tel: 00420 – 775 – 974 – 327
President: Elsebeth Brodersen
Address: Carit Etlarsvej 4, 2840 Holte
Tel: +45 45-42-29-63
Fax: +45 38-33-52-58
July 20th – 26th EPTA Denmark held its 15th International Piano Weekend with concerts and Master Classes for young pianists between the ages of 14 – 26. Professors: Mikhail Voskresensky, Moscow Conservatory, Paolo Giacometti, Düsseldorf Musikhochschule and Eugen Indjic, Schola Cantorum, Paris.
4th – 5th October 2014 EPTA Denmark joins forces with ESTA to run a Chamber Music Masterclass in Copenhagen with the Danish Piano “Trio con Brio”.
President Peep Lassmann
Secretary: Lilian Semper
Address: c/o Tallinn Conservatory, Revala pst 16, Tallinn EE 10143
Tel: +372 667 5700
Fax: +372 670 5800 .
The Journal of the Estonian Piano Teachers Association is published biannually.
President: Katariina Nummi-Kuisma
Please note new address and email:
Kelohongantie 8B, 02120 Espoo Helsinki
Vice President: Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen
Meripuistotie 3A 17, 00200 Helsinki
Please note new email address for Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen:
Secretary: Peter Lönnqvist
Address: Orvokkitie 25, 00900 Helsinki, Finland
Committee Members: Junio Kimanen (webmaster), Katariina Liimatainen, Niklas Pokki andTuomas Mali Editor of “Pianisti” which is distributed to all members.
8th – 9th February 2014 EPTA Finland held its annual weekend in Helsinki a Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
The program included lectures (the evaluation and feedback for students in exams) demonstrations (Anto Pett: Improvisation), concerts, panel discussion (exam policies in different schools) .The Evening recital was given by Jukka Nykänen who performed his own transcription of Sravinsky's Rite of Spring).
7th – 8th February 2015 EPTA Finland will hold its next Annual weekend in the Music Academy of Tampere.
President: Herve N’Kaoua
Address: 37 Rue Paul Camelle, 33100 Bordeaux
Tel/Fax: 0033 5 5686 9132
There are plans to reorganise EPTA France during the course of 2014.
Honorary President: Alexandre Toradze
President: Nino Kutsishvili
Address: Tbilisi Music Academy, c/o Dolidze Str 28, Apt 87, Tbilisi 380015, Georgia
Tel: +995 99 586815
Presidium: Heribert Koch (Langerwehe), Marilia Patricio (Koln), Manja Lippert (Munster), Prof Linde Grossman (Berlin), Andreas Eschen
Secretary: Siegrid Neumann
Address: Koenigswarter Str. 4, D-36039 Fulda
Treasurer: Dr. Rainer Lorenz
Address: Schanzenstr. 24, D-34130, Kassel
Tel: 0049 561 68082
Fax: 0049 561 66778
Website: www.epta–germany.de, www.epta-deutschland.de
30th May – 1st June 2014 Germany held its second Conference on the same theme in the Chapel of the Vonderau Museum in Fulda. Lectures were given by Anton Voigt (Austria) on Openings of musical works, Francesco Mario Possenti (Italy), Heribert Koch (Germany) on Interpretation right from the start and Kenji Kato (Japan) on Aspects of Practising in sport which is relevant to practising music.
The next Conferences will be held in the Steingraeber Piano Manufacturer, Bayreuth, October 2015 and in the Musikhochschule, Munster, May 2016.
Honorary President: Aris Garoufalis
President: Natalia Michailidou
Vice Presidents: Dora Bakopoulos & Kalliopi Germanou
Secretary: Sofia Dousia
Treasurer: Kostas Tourkakis,
Public Relations: Stefanos Theodoridis
Member of executive committee: Sara Galanopoulou
EPTA Greece created a new Board in February 2013 with a new team of valuable and willing members. We wish them all every success in their productive ventures and welcome the new President Natalia Michailidou, and wish her many happy years in EPTA Greece. We look forward to meeting her and collaborating with her. Dora Bakopoulos remains on the EPTA Committee as Vice-President and we send her our heartfelt thanks for all her hard work as President over the last few years.
EPTA Greece ended their year of events with a Students’ Concert and are now busy planning their monthly schedule for the next Academic Year.
President Mariann Ábraham
Address: Hollosy S.u. 15, 1126 Budapest
Tel/Fax: +361 3560562
Please note new email address:
President: Anna Rún Atladóttir
Secretary: Eva Þyri Hilmarsdóttir
Treasurer: Olof Jonsdottir
EPTA Iceland: firstname.lastname@example.org
EPTA Iceland continues to be extremely active with its new energetic committee and started its own news journal which is sent out on a bi-monthly basis to members. This announces forthcoming events, competitions, conferences and other material of interest to members.
2nd November 2013 EPTA Iceland held its first Annual Conference. Following the success of this event 4th October 2014 EPTA Iceland will hold its second Annual Conference.
November 2015 EPTA Iceland will hold its Sixth Piano Competition.
September 2016 EPTA Iceland look forward to hosting the 38th European Conference of EPTA Associations in Reykjavik.
Patrons:Frank Heneghan, Philip Martin, John O’Conor, Hugh Tinney
President: Owen Lorigan
Administrator: Eithne Gallagher
Address: 16 Rowanbyrn, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
Tel/ Fax: +353 1 289 3701
New email address: email@example.com
EPTA Ireland has launched a new advisory panel to assist members with specific teaching queries and are delighted to welcome Réamonn Keary and David Mooney as specialist advisors.
EPTA Ireland is pleased to announce that Owen Lorigan has taken up the position of Chairperson.
February 27th – March 1st 2014 3rd EPTA Ireland Piano Festival took place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
President: Marcella Crudeli
Secretary: Silvia Rinaldi, Aldo Ciccolini, Lear Maestosi, Carla Giudici
Address: Via Pierfranco Bonetti 90, 00128 Rome
Tel/Fax: +39 06 507 3889
Please note new email:
Website: www.eptaitaly.it, www.chopinroma.it
15th – 22nd October 2014 The Roma XXIVth International Piano Competition will take place in Rome
Closing date for entries: 22nd September 2014
EPTA Italy organised ten concerts in the Auditorium of the CASC Italina Bank Italy, and also in the Nazareth Institute, Rome.
Marcella Crudeli continues her popular monthly Salon concerts in her home. Concerts for young pianists are being organised in Rome this Summer.
26th May 2014 EPTA Italy held its 14th National Convention on “The Reform of Musical Studies in Italy
from 2000 to the present day”. Teachers and composers came from all over Italy for this. The co-ordinators were Andrea Talmelli, Paolo Troncon, Corrado De Bernarnt, Domenico Picciche, Guido Salvetti, Sergio Calligaris, Maurizio Preda, Stefano Vaccari, David Macculi, Franco Radicchia, Elio Orio, Piero di Egidio, Paolo De Matthacis. The Opening concert was given by Marcella Crudeli, Sergio Calligaris performed one of his works for Piano and Orchestra and the Macle Duo performed two contemporary works.
President: Juris Kalnciems
Secretary: Irena Strause
Address: Dzirnavu Iela 118-4, Riga LV- 1050
Tel: +371 ( 7)-226875
Fax: +371 (7) 820271)
Foreign Affairs Co-ordinator: Tom Ostrovskis
News about activities of EPTA Latvia can be found on the following webpage: http://www.music.lv/epta/events.htm
President: Kestutis Grybauskas
Secretary: Mrs Vida Badaitiene
Address: Latvia 7-2, LT 02101 Vilnius
Tel: + 370 52138771, + 370 614 15535
President: Todor Svetiev
Vice-President: Juliana Zabeva
Secretary: Dragoijub Apostolov
Address: c/o Academy of Music, Pitu Guli 1, 91000 Skopje
Tel/Fax: +389 91 231614
November 2014 EPTA Macedonia will hold its Annual Piano Festival for young pianists from primary music schools and the concerts will take place in the Skopje State music school.
Further details: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
EPTA Malta is about to restart with a new team and we wish them every success.
Honorary President: Fransina Abela
Acting President: Evelina V. Batey
Tel: +356 9980 2226
Secretary: Shirley Psaila
Tel. +356 2142 1112
FB: Malta Piano Teachers Association EPTA Malta
September 2014 EPTA Malta will hold its first meeting with local teachers.
2018 EPTA Malta will host the EUROPEAN EPTA Conference, the year that Valetta celebrates its year as City of Culture.
President: Ratimir Martinovic
Address: Music School Kotor, 85330, Kotor, Montenegro.
Tel/Fax: +382 82 334 623
Honorary president: Vladimir Bockariov Dean, Music Academy, Cetinje and Head of piano department
Vice-Presidents: Liliana Radovic, Kotor, Dragica Gregovic, Podgorica
Secretary: Marina Mikic
For details of EPTA Montenegro's activities, please contact the Secretary.
President: David Kuyken
Vice – President: Flor Verhey
Secretary: Hetty Floors
Address: Nepveulaan 39, 3705 LA Zeist
Tel: +31 306957907
Treasurer: Wim Bovy,
Committee: Coosje de Wit, Christo Lelie, Lisette van de Loo, Marc Pauwela, Tilmar Junius pop/jazz
EPTA Netherlands have recently joined forces with the YPF (Young Pianist Foundation) Piano Festival which takes place at the same time in the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ. Delegates of the EPTA conference attended two of the YPF lectures by Neal Peres da Costa and by Paul Badura-Skoda.
EPTA Netherlands have special Committees for their National conference, International conferences, Research methods for beginners, PR, Workshops, post-graduate studies, and Exams for students (LGS).
12th April, 10th & 24th May 2014 EPTA Netherlands ran its third Sibelius 7 Course.
25th May 2014 EPTA Netherlands organised a Pedagogy Day with Frits Evelein.
5th October 2014 EPTA Netherlands are organising a special day to discuss the National Graduation System and its examinations. The AGM for members will also be held on that day when Coosje de Wit will retire after 25 years devoted to EPTA.
15th November 2014 EPTA Netherlands will run its Annual Conference for one day only. It will be held in new premises in the centre of Holland, it is a renovated army building now made suitable for rehearsals and all types of Conferences.
22nd – 25th October 2015 EPTA NETHERLANDS will host the European Conference of EPTA ASSOCIATIONS
EPTA NETHERLAND’S DOCUMENTATION & STUDY CENTRE (EDSC) AMSTERDAM
A large collection of books, music, LP's, CD's, tapes and many other valuable materials are housed in the Public Library of Amsterdam (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, OBA) near the Central Station of Amsterdam. EPTA members and other music scholars can make use of the Centre, as it was intended, for research and reference.The Centre collaborates with EPTA UK's Information Centre at the Royal College of Music.
All EPTA NETHERLANDS Members receive the Piano Journal as well as the Piano Bulletin.
Editor: Chisto Lelie
Address: Broerhuisstr 44, 2611 GD Delft
Tel/Fax: +31 15 212 6695).
President: Einar Sten-Nøkleberg
Vice President: Elin Persson
Treasurer: Gisela Herb
June 26th – 29th 2014 EPTA Norway hosted the 36th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE of EPTA ASSOCIATIONS at the Oslo Music Academy.
The topic was "Folk Music's Influence in Art Music in the Period 1814 – 2014 Trends in Practice and Performing". This was part of the "EUROEPEAN PIANO FESTIVAL of OSLO 2014", which also included the International Competition for Duo-Piano "Grieg á deux". It also celebrated the 100 year celebration of the Norwegian Music Teachers Association. EPTA-Norway is honoured and proud of the fact that colleagues from all continents of the world joined together for this exciting occasion.
We are all extremely grateful to Einar Sten-Nokleberg and Elin Persson for all the hard work they put into making the conference the enormous success that it was.
November 2014 EPTA Norway and the Norwegian Music Teachers’ Association are arranging the annual “Competition for Young Musicians”. After regional rounds, the final will be held in the Norwegian Music Academy, Oslo.
6th – 8th February 2015 EPTA Norway returns to its annual EPTA conference in Kristiansund, connected with the famous Opera festival. Further details to be announced.
President: Pawel Skrzypek
Director of ZPSM im. F.Chopina ul. Bednarska 11, 00-310 Warsaw
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Tel: +48 601 801 331
Website: www.epta-poland.org, www.epta-poland
Honorary members: Fernando Laires, Artur Pizarro and Helena Sá e Costa (deceased).
President: Luis Pipa
Address: Caminho do Agro, 47, 4900-012 Afife, Portugal
Tel: +351 258331860
Mobile: +351 934210439
Honorary President: Dragos Tanasescu
President: Constantin Ionescu Vovu
Secretary: Andrei Podlacha
Address: 35 Str Vasile Lascar, 7-211 Bucharest
Tel: +40 1 211 1263
Fax: +40 1 211 3095
Honorary President: Viktor Merzjanov
President: Irina Osipova
Leninskiy Prospect (avenue) 64/2 Apt 150, Moscow 119296
Tel/Fax: +7 499 1371526
EPTA RUSSIA Structure includes:
St. Peterburg – Chairman: Dmitrily Chasovitin
Kurgan (Siberia) – Chairman: Lyudmila Martinova
Tambov – Chairman: Irina Tsareva
Ryazan – Chairman: Svetlana Platonova
Tver – Chairman: Galina Solodova
Sochi – Chairman: Tatyana Agafonova
Petrozavodsk – Chairman: Victor Portnoy
Ufa – Chairman: Rustam Shayhutdinov
Samara – Chairman: Sergey Zagadkin
Chelyabinsk (Ural) – Chairman: Andrey Nechaev
Kazan, Tatarstan is being planned.
EPTA Russia has published the 58th Issue of the Russian Piano Journal (Edited by Irina Osipova).
Russia is in the process of preparing a new Opus
in Denmark. The Theme is "P&P" (Preludes and pieces).
Honorary Presidents: Arbo Valdma & Dusan Trbojevic
President: Dejan Sinadinovic
Vice President: Milos Pavlovic
Address: EPTA Serbia Faculty of Music and Arts, Kralja Milana 50, Belgrade 11000
Tel: +381 11 362 1170
Fax: +381 112 64 3598
13th – 17th March 2014 EPTA Serbia organized the sixth annual "The Spring Piano Feast", in the Kolarac Concert Hall of the Stankovic Music School.
The Spring Piano Feast celebrates the art of playing one of the most popular and universal
instruments – the piano. Every Festival has its own specific theme. 2014 included Filip Mandzukov performed Schubert, Debussy and Rachmaninov, Darije Sebic played some of his own works.
”KULT Festival” included music by Prokofiev, Hindemith, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Faure and Chopin.
EPTA Serbia puts considerable emphasis on establishing a bridge between the lower, middle and university level of music education in Serbia. They organize a number of master classes and round table discussions with distinguished professors from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and Serbian schools. This enables members of EPTA Serbia to obtain specific requirements for entrance examinations as well as gaining details of the courses in higher music education. This has received such a terrific response that EPTA Serbia will expand the scheme to include as many more Serbian schools next year.
26th – 28th December 2014, EPTA Serbia will organise the 13th “EPTA Serbia Piano Competition”, which will, hopefully, become International as from next year
EPTA SERBIA – VOJVODINA
President: Dorian Leljak
Address: Academy of Arts, Djure Jaksica 7, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Tel: +381 63 8382988
7th – 17th March 2014 Winners of the 7th International Isidor Bajić Piano Memorial competititon:
Ziming Ren (China)
Evgeny Starodubtsev (Russia)
20th – 30th August 2014 Panopticum Musicum International Summer School was held in the Isidor Bajic Music School (Novi Sad, Serbia)
President: Eva Fischerova
Address: Zilinska 18, 81105 Bratislava
Tel: +421 2 52493751
Honorary president: Dubravka Tomsic Srebotnjak
President: Ana Avbersek
Address: Ljubljanska 16, 3320 Velenje
Vice President: Vladimir Mlinarić
Address: c/o Akademija za glasbo, Stari trg 34, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel/Fax: +386 1 425 4857
Secretary: Primož Mavrič
EPTA Slovenia welcomes new members to its Committee and wishes them every success:
Nuša Gregorič (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dejan Jakšič (email@example.com), Suzana Zorko (firstname.lastname@example.org), Urška Roškar (email@example.com). Mirjam Strlič still continues with her excellent English translation work for the Journal.
Facebook: Epta Slovenia
PIANISSIMO The concerts for the season 2013/2014 will be given by winners of the 42nd National Competition "Temsig": Meta Fajdiga, Davorin Mori, Brina Kozlevčar and Urban Stanič.
Co-ordinator: Dejan Jakšič
April 2014 EPTA Slovenia produced the second edition of its own journal. Its purpose is to educate and share experiences of piano teachers. It includes topical articles and other material of interest to members.
EPTA Slovenia are pleased to announce that at their 2013 AGM, they selected Primoz Mavric to benefit from the Carola Grindea Fund. As he could not attend the Oslo Conference, it was decided to award the funding to Ana Avbersek.
24th – 26th October 2014 EPTA SLOVENIA announce the 2nd International Aci Bertoncelj Piano Competition in collaboration with Consortium Musicae Velanensis Association and the Fran Korun Koželjski Music school. It will take place in Velenje.
Application deadline: 30 june 2014
More details on website: http://www.velanensis.si/?lang=en
15th – 17th November 2014 EPTA Slovenia will organize its annual conference in Laško – Radeče. The title of the conference will be “Piano... duo, trio, orchestra...”. Every school project and EPTA Forum lecture will refer to every aspect of Chamber Music.
President: Ana Guijarro
Vice-President: Luis Ponce de León
Tel: +34 666367865
Secretary: Alberto Urroz
Address: C/Luis Vives, 8. 4º A. E-28002 Madrid
Tel+34 915 630 807
Mobile: +34 639 894 349
Treasurer: Paloma Molina
Young EPTA Spain: Francisco Fierro
Committee member: Javier Herguera
29th March 2014 EPTA Spain organised its first event for members and included a lecture on “Different methods of Pedagogy for Primary Level” given by Aida Gavrilova. Ana Guijarro gave Masterclasses, Alberto Urroz gave a Recital of music by the Romantic Spanish composer, Martin Sánchez Allú and Ignacio Zaragoza talked on cardiovascular experiments during performance.
Summer 2014 EPTA Spain organised a concert for young pianists under 14.
September 2014 Aida Gavrilova gave a workshop about Piano Methodology.
1st October 2014 Javier Herguera will give a lecture recital on the 24 Chopin etudes.
14th – 15th November 2014 EPTA Spain will hold a two day Conference. Luis Ponce will talk about “Career Opportunities for Musicians in the XXIst Century”, Francisco Fierro will give a lecture on improvisation, Fernando Sanz will talk about recently published books on stage fright, Javier Perianes will talk about life as a busy pianist, Dr. Escudero will talk about physical exercises for pianists, Ana Benedicto will lecture about marketing for pianists and Yamaha Spain will present a workshop.
EPTA Spain plan to award a prize for the best piano research by a piano graduate student.
EPTA Spain is looking to attract new members from other regions of Spain such as the Vasque Country, Catalonia, Andalucia, Galicia & Castilla.
President: Stefan Bojsten
Secretary: Johan Fröst
18th May 2014 EPTA Sweden held an EPTA Day which was an expansion of previous annual meetings. Mikael Kanarva talked on “Piano technique”, Prof Patrizio Cerrone gave a Masterclass to young pianists, and the day ended with a successful student Spring Concert. EPTA Sweden intend to follow this educational format for future meetings .
9th June 2014 saw the publication of the second issue of Pianobulletinen.
26th – 28th September 2014 EPTA Sweden will hold its next Annual Conference in Gothenburg.
President: Prof. Jean-Jaques Dünki
Address: Bruderholzallee 12, 4058 Basel
Secretary: Niklaus Meyer
Address: Malvenweg 11, CH-9000 St. Gallen
Tel: 071 866 29 32
Fax: 071 866 30 83
EPTA Switzerland continues to organise two events each year:
May 2014, "Intermediate
22nd – 23rd November 2014, "Chamber Music"
EPTA Turkey is in the process of finally being born and we await further information with great anticipation.
Hande Dalkilic performed in Oslo and is planning to set Turkey on the EPTA map.
President: Olga Kuznetsova
Address: App. 8, 4 per. Faninsky, 61166, KharkÏv, Ukraine
Tel: +38-057-714543, +38-057-7025550
Founder: Carola Grindea
Patron: Ronald Stevenson
Chairman: Murray McLachlan
Administrator: Kathryn Page
Address: 6 Ripley Close, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 6EX
Tel: +44 8456 581054
Website: http:// www.epta-uk.org
EPTA UK is running a series of teacher and pupil events in Chappell of Bond Street Piano Showrooms in Wardour St, London. These are being led by the management and offer performance and CPD sessions for all members free of charge.
June 21st 2014
October 11th 2014 programmes tba
EPTA UK will not have a residential Conference next year but will run three one – day Conferences in the hope that this new format will prove to be more popular. Programmes are still in the planning stages.
April 5th 2014 EPTA UK one –day Conference in Oxford
August 20th – 30th 2014 EPTA UK one-day Conference in Belfast with Gala Concert by Joanna McGregor on 29th
October 4th 2014 EPTA UK one-day Conference in Bolton
Steinway Days October 18th 2014 another session for adult pupil and teachers
The Practical Piano Teaching course, run by Lucinda Mackworth –Young is in its fifth successful year.
March 22nd 2014 EPTA UK Finals of its 18th competition took place at Chethams School of Music in Manchester.
15th April 2014 EPTA UK organised a Winners Concert in the Fairfield Hall, Croydon
3rd October 2014 another Winners concert will take place in St Martins in the Fields, London
The Joint Winners of the 2014 trophy were Tom Hicks, a student of Murray McLachlan, and Dominic Doutney, a student of Iain Jones.
EPTA's Archives are now rehoused in the Library of the Royal College of Music, London.
These contain a valuable reference collection of books, music, teaching methods, audio and video tapes which members of all EPTA Associations are welcome to consult.
Members are invited to peruse the valuable archives of the EPTA NETHERLAND ‘Documentation and Study Centre’ (EDSC, Curators Frans Schreuder and Albert Brussee)
EPTA INDIA ASSOCIATES
Founder /Director: Prabhudas Ivanson
Prabhudhas Ivanson has formed a new western music association called Chennai Western Music Association, and includes local schools, institutions and cultural centres. It is a subsidiary of EPTA India Associates and it is intended to promote high-quality western classical music monthly concerts in Chennai.
15th – 25th February 2014 “Viennese Waltz Export” tour was organised by Prabhudas Ivanson.
The pianists were Marialena Fernandes and Ranko Markovic from Austria.The aim of the tour was to support a new endeavour conceived by Mr. Prabhudhas Ivanson, Founder Director of EPTA India Associates, to encourage an appreciation of Central European Music especially pertaining to the piano, all over India. This was most certainly achieved and the Duo experienced many wonderful moments throughout their concert tour in the Art Chamber, Goa, the Delhi Music Society and School of Music, Delhi,The Lorriane Music Academy, Gorraine, and the Bangalore School of Music, Bangalore. Prabhudas Ivanson also joined in with one or two duets. The Fernandez/ Markovic Duo are enormously grateful to the Austrian Cultural Forum and Embassy for their generous support and co-operation for this successful tour which Mr Ivanson organised so diligently. It is hoped that these successful concerts and tours will develop Music in India among pianists, teachers, music lovers, leaders of musical Institutions and enthusiasts. Most of all, it is hoped that many more International musicians will share their professionalism and taste the richness of art in every form in INDIA.
April 2014 Chennai
Western Music Association held its fifth concert which was given by
the Kodaly String Quartet