EPTA NEWS 2013

EPTA   -  European  Piano Teachers  AssociationEPTA   -  European  Piano Teachers  Association
              The  Parent  Organisation
        Charity  Registered   Number  1094973
c/o   28 Emperor’s Gate,  London SW7 4HS  
Tel/fax    020 7274 6821   
Email <nadia0015@hotmail.com>
Website: www.epta-europe.orgFounder      Carola  Grindea    Hon. European  President     Dominique Merlet
Hon. Vice Presidents     Paul Badura Skoda,
Peter  Feuchtwanger, Alberto  Portugheis 
Fanny  Waterman DBE EPTA EUROPEAN  PRESIDENT (2012/2013)
EPTA EUROPEAN PRESIDENT (2012/2013) Peter Haseley and Heribert Koch (members of the Presidium of EPTA GERMANY)
Heribert KochVICE  PRESIDENTS  All Presidents  of   EPTA  National Associations EPTA  EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEE  Chairman                       Prof  Malcolm Troup
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  (Chile)  Freda ConnHong Kong PianoTeachers Association New England Piano Teachers Association  EPTA ASSOCIATES:
EPTA USA Associates   :  Prof  Paul Pollei
EPTA NEW YORK Associates: Prof  Salvatore MoltisantiEPTA  INDIA  Associates :Founder-Director Prabhudas Ivanson EPTA QATAR Associates  Amira FouadPIANO  JOURNAL – EPTA’s  official organ –
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INTERVIEWS   with great  pianists of our  time,   
important articles  relevant to piano  performance  and  teaching ,
Book and Music Reviews, etc . 
EPTA NEWS of activities in all  39  EPTA  Associations.   
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wide readership throughout the world of music . It can aptly be said that EPTA represents 
THE  VOICE OF  PIANO  TEACHERS  EVERYWHERE.
EPTA ALBANIA  (President  Takuina  Adami ,  Secretary Petrika  Trako
Jordan Misja High School of Arts, Tirana)  Tel  + 355  42 23 743   Fax + 355  42 51 792
Email : <takuina _adami@yahoo.com>)In 1997 the late Carola Grindea headed the Jury of the 2nd “Young Pianist Festival” and established a prize in her name and the 2012 prize was awarded to Orenc Graca aged 8
15th -16th December 2012   EPTA Albania are holding the 3rd National Piano Duet  meeting for young pianist age:6-18 years old in  the Ministry of Culture.
The head of jury will be the artistic director of the Music High School, pianist Klodi Zheji.EPTA ARMENIA
  we were not able to do so. Currently we have a new date which is January 26.
The conference will be held in Aram Khachaturian House- museum Hall  located in capital of Armenia- Yerevan. Please see bellow our National Committee Staff:

President: Anna Hambaryan (hambaryan_anna@mail.ru)
Vice President: Zaruhi Mkrtchyan
Administrator: Astghik Bakhshiyan  (astghikbakhshiyan@mail.ru)
Secretary: Alina Hambaryan  (alina_hambaryan@yahoo.com)
Honorary presidents: Prof. Sergey Sarajyan, Prof. Armine Grigoryan.   

  EPTA AUSTRIA  (Honorary Presidents Prof..Dr Otto Kollerich, Prof. Walter Groppenberger  President: Prof. Anton Voigt, Tel. +43 732 70 1000-23,  fax: +43 732 70 1000 30 a.voigt@bruckneruni.at
Vicepresident: Mag.Bernd Stingl fr.bs@chello.at tel/fax: +43 316 94 82 47
Secretary General: Mag. Rainer Nova, rainerneu@gmx.at ,
office@epta-austria.at   Treasurer Prof. Gottfried HemetsbergerOctober 26th -28th 2012- EPTA Austrias  27th Annual Conference took place in Stift Ossiach, Carinthia, EPTA Austria dedicated its 27th Annual Conference to Piano Tuition For Students Before The Years of Puberty,
Ulrike Wohlwender of EPTA Germany and acclaimed Austrian Pianist Paul Gulda was
Among  the experts, to give talks and hold workshops on appropriate  piano literature,
methods, possible connections to other arts, and psychology.
Prize-winning “Lichtenthal Trio” gave a recital, throwing some light
on present Austrian music education  in cooperation with the parent organisation
of all Austrian youth music competitions, “Musik der Jugend”.
Further details  from www.epta-austria.at.  EPTA  BELARUS  President Vadim Yakonyuk, c/o Academy of Music, 220030  00375  Minsk;                       Tel/Fax  0172-27-00-13  email:<bsam@open.minsk.by>
Secretary larissa_levkova@rambler.ru     or 50Fr.Skorina Avenue, Minsk  220005 .
Tel/fax:+375 17 288 1056 EPTA BELGIUM-Flanders/Brussels (Honorary Presidents Louise Hesbain , Roland De Munck
President  Levente Kende , lkende@hotmail.com Secretaries Lieve van Puyvelde and Marc Theuns,
Mechelsesteenweg  109/6,  2018 Antwerp. Tel/Fax +32  3 281 0595)F+32 2 380 08 27
Marleen Geerts-Meeusen wilmaro@pandora.be EPTA   BELGIUM-Wallonie /Bruxelles  (President Diane Andersen
Lotsesteenweg186, B-1653 Dworp. Tel +32 2380 0827  Fax +32 2 380 08 27      diane.andersen@telenet.be            Secretary  Marie-Dominique GILLESThe 11th « Rencontres » was extremely successful with over 76 participants from all over the world.  
Jury members were: Diane ANDERSEN (President)  Ida GAMULIN, Michail MARKOV, Johan SCHMIDT  Dominique CORNIL, Jacqueline LECARTE, Marie-Dominique GILLES, Nadia Lasserson  and François THIRY.:.   3rd February 2013 The municipality of Grez Doiceau will organise the EPTA Winners’ Concert in the Centre Culturel
19th October 2013   EPTA-BELGIUM W-B pedagogical day will take place at the Conservatoire "Balthazar-Florence" in Namur. The Topic is to be announced.
February 4th – 9th  2014.   12th "Rencontres Internationales des Jeunes Pianistes" will be held in GREZ DOICEAU, Belgium
www.epta-belgium.be for all information in French, English & FlemishEPTA  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  President Zlatan Mujkic,
Secondary Music School  L.Kube 1, 75 000 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Tel/Fax +387 75 222551 EPTA  BULGARIA  President Milena Mollova,  c/o Hypodruma  Bl 1612 Sofia  Tel. +359-2/521197 mmollova@nbu.bgEPTA   CROATIA  Hon President Vladimir Krpan, President Ida Gamulin <ida.gamulin@huoku.hr>VicePresident  Ivanka Kordaec,   May 14 th- 20th, 2012  . EPTA CROATIA organised the seventh INTERNATIONAL"ZLATKO GRGOŠEVIĆ"   COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PIANISTS which is held under the auspices of the Zagreb City Council.
The competition has five categories and each competitor received  a DVD of his/her performance. There are several money prizes and an extra 300 euros for the overall winner.
Members of the International Jury: Dalibor Cikkojević (Croatia), Ruben Dalibaltayan (Croatia), Ida Gamulin
(Croatia), Molly Joó – Máthé (Austria), Hinko Hass (Slovenia), Ivanka Kordić (Croatia).1st December 2012  EPTA Croatia held its EPTA Festival with AGM
at the Zagreb Music Academy, followed by a Masterclass with Johan Schmidt ( Belgium) and a
Gala Concert of EPTA Competition Laureats  at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall with
Aljosa Jurinic as the 1st Prizewinner of the R.Schumann Piano International Competition in
Zwickau 2012.
3rd .- 6th . April 2013  EPTA Croatia are pleased to announce  the 8th EPTA International Competition for Young Pianists in Osijek
The  international jury will be  : Ida Gamulin-Croatia, Diane Andersen-
Belgium, Anton Voigt-Austria, Dubravka Tomsic-Slovenia and Murray McLachlan-UK. Further details from the website
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EPTA Croatia News
1st December 2012 EPTA Croatia organized EPTA Piano Festival with AGM at the Zagreb Music Academy, followed by extremely successful  Masterclass with Johan Schmidt (Belgium) and a Gala Concert of EPTA Competition Laureats at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall with Aljosa Jurinic as the 1st Prizewinner of the R.Schumann Piano International Competition in Zwickau 2012. The concert ended with brillant interpretation of Balakiryev's Islamey and List's Rigoletto Paraphraze played by Johan Schmidt.
EPTA Croatia announances 8th EPTA International Young Pianists Competition from 3rd-6th April 2013 in Osijek, with Opening Gala Concert on 2nd April 2013.
The international jury will be Ida Gamulin (Croatia), Diane Andersen (Belgium), Anton Voigt (Austria), Dubravka Tomsic (Slovenia) and Murray Mclachlan (UK).
On 6th April all jury members will hold masterclasses with competition candidates.
Further details from the website www.epta-croatia.hr EPTA  CYPRUS  Chairman Katerina Antoniou
P.O.Box 42278, 6532 Larnaca, Cyprus Tel: +357-99-624752; +357-24-665266
Fax:+357-24-624326 Email <info@epta-cyprus.com > www.epta-cyprus.co)
For  information of events in EPTA Cyprus please visit www.epta-cyprus.co
+358405615877
EPTA Cyprus  is in the process of being re-organised... Further details will follow...  EPTA CZECH  REPUBLIC Founder and Honorary President Radoslav Kvapil email <ids1@seznam.cz > President Milan Franek mfranek8@gmail.com tel: 00420728896891 Vice-President Dr Jitka Fowler Frankova  Schnirchova 25, 70 00 Praha jitkaff@gmail.com  tel 00420 - 775 - 974 - 327
www.epta-cz.comEPTA Czech Republic also co-organised the International Dvorak Society’s Second EU Piano Competition in Memory of F. Liszt.

November 2012 Daniel Pollack , well known American pianist and teacher, gave master classes in cooperation with the Conservatories and Music Academies of the Czech Republic.
8th-9th December 2012 EPTA  Czech Republic  will organise a two-day Piano Seminar  with representatives of Henle Music Publications. The topic for Saturday´s lectures is "Piano education for gifted students of all ages" and the lecturers will be the most distinguished piano professors in the Czech Republic including Prof. Ivan Klansky. the head of the Piano department at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Sunday´s lectures will feature another renowned and famous piano teacher Prof. Alena Vlasakova from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and Janacek Academy of performing Arts in Brno. Prof. Vlasakova will talk about discovering of musical paths in pianist´s body and mind.  Sunday  will also include the authentic account of  Zdenka Fantlova ‘s cultural life in the  concentration camp of Terezin in the years 1942 - 1944  Dr. Jiri Cumpelik will discuss  the  relationship between breathing and posture in piano technique. Dr. Milan Franek, president of EPTA CZ will present  his experience with the Malaysian system of piano education especially regarding the university system. Dr. Franek has been teaching at the Universiti Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam, Malaysia.since March 2012
All information is available on the website: www.epta-cz.com.EPTA  DENMARK  President Elsebeth Brodersen  Carit Etlarsvej 4, 2840 Holte.
Tel: +45 45-42-29-63  Fax: +45 38-33-52-58  email: <eb@epta.dk>  Web:www.epta.dk
.The initiative of forming  a “Young EPTA” is now a reality, and the group is already arranging special activities for young EPTA members.
EPTA Denmark is currently arranging next year’s International courses- and members from all EPTA-associations are most welcome!
November 17th  – 18th  2012  4th Chamber Music Master Class took  place, arranged by EPTA and ESTA  with the famous Danish Piano Trio: Trio con Brio Copenhagen.
November 24th 2012  Paul Harris, London, gave a seminar in Copenhagen on the topics   “ Improve your teaching “ and “Improve your sight reading”
February 2nd  – 3rd  2013   The distinguished Danish pianist AMALIE MALLING will give  a master class
April 2013  EPTA will hold Grade examinations in 9 different places  in Denmark.
21st -27th July 2013 EPTA will arrange the 14th  International Piano Week in Ollerup Denmark 
MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKY, Moscow Conservatory, PAUL ROBERTS, Guildhall School of Music and EUGEN INDJIC, Schola Cantorum, Paris will give concerts and master classes for young pianists age 14  - 26   Further information  www.epta.dk
EPTA  ESTONIA  President Peep Lassmann, peep@ema.edu.ee,  Secretary Lilian Semper,  
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.
www.ema.edu.ee/KK EPTA  FINLAND  President Katariina Nummi-Kuisma  Hakaniemenranta 26 A 127
00530 Helsinki  phone +358405615877  knummiku@siba.fi Vice President and Co-ordinator Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen, Meripuistotie 3A 17,  00200 Helsinki, Tel +358505266440 e-mail  < eeva.sarmanto@siba.fi > Secretary Taru Myohanen-Makela
e-mail  taru.myohanen-makela@luukku.com Taysikuu 1 A 1 02210 Espoo  FINLAND   +358407431368
Committee members Peter Lönnqvist    Kristiina Junttu  Jukka Juvonen 

We are delighted to welcome the new EPTA Finland President, Katariina Nummi-Kuisma , and we wish her every success and much happiness in her new position. We look forward to meeting her at future Conferences.
Further details from the  website: www2.siba.fi/pianopedagogit9th -10th February 2013   EPTA Finland’s next Piano Weekend will be held in Kuopio
Programme tba
EPTA  FRANCE   President Herve N’Kaoua,  37 Rue Paul Camelle, 33100  Bordeaux Tel/Fax  0033 5 5686 9132    e-mail < herve.nkaoua@free.fr>) Secretary  Agnes Siadous   EPTA   GEORGIA  (Honorary President  Alexandre Toradze, President   Nino Kutsishvili ,  Professor at Tbilisi  Music  Academy,  c/o Dolidze  Str  28,  Apt 87,  Tbilisi 380015   Georgia   Tel;  00995  99  586815 nino1769@yahoo.com EPTA Georgia are creating a website .
  
 
EPTA  GERMANY (Presidium : Peter Haseley, Heribert  Koch, Linde Grossmann, Marilia Patricio , Manja Lippert. Secretary: Siegrid Naumann, Koenigswarter Str. 4, D-36039 Fulda, email : sigrid.naumann@t-online.de
Treasurer: Dr. Rainer Lorenz,  Schanzenstr. 24, D-34130, Kassel  Tel  0049 561 68082   fax00s49 32121231940< lorenz@epta-deutschland.de >  Website: www. epta – germany. de   www.epta-deutschland.de. 9th -12th May 2013  EPTA GERMANY will host the 36th European Conference of EPTA ASSOCIATIONS in Dusseldorf.The topic is "Piano Playing and Motion"
From 9. to 13. May 2013 EPTA Germany will host the EPTA European Conference at the Clara-Schumann-Musikschule, Duesseldorf. The topic of the conference is: “Pianists and motion – Klavierspiel und Bewegung”. A lot of interesting proposals from EPTA Sections have been submitted and the board of EPTA Germany is looking forward to an interesting and inspiring meeting. The program will be available on www.epta-deutschland.de by early January 2013. www.epta-deutschland.de


EPTA  GREECE  (Honorary President   Aris Garoufalis, President Dora Bacopoulou
Faidonos 8-10  T.T.11634  Pangrati  ,Athens   Tel/fax +30 210 600 1357
Secretary Georgios Manessis Leof.Iroon polytechneion 90, Piraeus 18536  tel:+30 210 451 1815
Email: dorabakopoulos@hotmail.com     27th -30th  June 2013. The 6th RHODES INTERNATIONAL PIANO FORUM  will take place.
27th – 30th June 2013      6th   Rhodes International Piano Forum       & Rhodes Art International Music Festival   
For further information please contact
Katy Kastrouni
30, Ap. Pavlou Str., Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel +30 22410 65430 Fax +30 22410 69780
Email kastroun@otenet.gr
www.rhodesmusicconservatorykatykastrouni.grEPTA  HUNGARY  (President  Mariann Ábraham ,Hollosy
S.u. 15, 1126  Budapest Tel/fax   ++ 361 3560562.Email abraham.m@lfze.hu web www.parlando.hu please note new email address. December 2012 EPTA Hungary is organising  three events in conjunction with KODALY (1882-1967)  Anniversaries  and :Mrs Zoltán Kodály  will patronise all of them..
December 1st        Concert for youth
December 8th        Short lectures  & lecture-recitals for university students
December 9th        Gala concert in the Kodály Memorial House  EPTA  ICELAND  President   Anna Rún Atladóttir ara@mi.is
,Secretary: Eva Þyri Hilmarsdóttir Treasurer   Brynhildur  Asgeirsdottir baska@mmedia.is
EPTA Iceland, Hofteigur 30, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland.
epta@epta.is
EPTA Iceland website www.epta.is 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. 27th October 2012 EPTA Iceland organised a special meeting to celebrate the 75th birthday of Haldor Haraldson, the first EPTA President to join the EPTA family in 1980.. Iceland was the first parent, thanks to Haldor. We all wish him many more happy and healthy years. 7th-11th November 2012 EPTA-Iceland Piano Competition took place in the Salurinn  concert hall in Kópavogur.
The distinguished American–Icelandic pianist Nelita True was the  head of jury                                                                                                        EPTA Iceland has always commissioned a new piano piece from an Icelandic composer and this year’s was   Mr.Daniel Bjarnason, a prolific Icelandic conductor and composer.EPTA Iceland is starting a series of lectures/seminars in January. The idea is to offer EPTA members, who have done some research or written dissertations, the chance to share their work with other
Members,  as well as to strengthen the bond between members. Also, there are many very experienced teachers within EPTA Iceland, who could lecture and share their long experience and give some good advice.
Further information from www.epta.is EPTA   IRELAND   Patrons.Frank Heneghan, Philip Martin, John O’Conor, Hugh Tinney.  President  Gráinne Deery , Vice chair  Owen Lorigan  Administrator  Eithne  Gallagher16  Rowanbyrn, Blackrock,Co.Dublin  Tel/ Fax  ++353 1 289 3701  New email address epta.ireland@gmail.com
www.epta.ie
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.
18th November 2012 EPTA Ireland held a meeting in the Freemasons Hall, Dublin  on “Puffins and Paintboxes”- an exploration of piano teaching materials with June Armstrong.
EPTA Ireland are very sad to report the death of their distinguished and highly esteemed patron, Mabel Swainson who was a wonderful supporter of EPTA Ireland,

EPTA  ISRAEL President Prof. Eitan Globerson ,Miriam Boskovich. Prof. Emanuel Krassovski; Prof. Tomer Lev; Prof. Vadim Monastyrski; Dr.Michal Tal , The Academy of Music  and Dance , Jerusalem - The Buchman- Mehta School of Music , Tel- Aviv University           email < epta-israel@gmail.com>
website - https://sites.google.com/site/eptaisrael/home 5th May 2012 - EPTA - Israel , Tel - Aviv Regional Branch , held its first  rewarding meeting and is planning its next workshop on 7th of September 2012. e-mail <epta.israel@gmail.com      website: https://sites.google.com/site/eptaisrael/home                                                  EPTA  ISRAEL  ASSOCIATESCommittee : Chairman - Prof. Eitan Globerson , Mr. Yuval Admony , Ms. Miriam Boskovich , Prof . Emanuel Krassovski , Prof . Tomer  Lev , Prof . Vadim  Monastyrski , Mr. Yaron Rosenthal , Dr. Michal Tal
Academy of Music and Dance , Jerusalem - The Buchman - Mehta School of Music , Tel - Aviv University
Secretary - Ms. Jackie Lazarev
Email :  < epta-israel@gmail.com >
Website : http://sites.google.com/site/eptaisrael/home25th Jan .2013 : EPTA - Israel holds its annual half - day conference in the concert hall of the Ted and Lynn Arison Israel Music Conservatory , Tel - Aviv  with the following program :
Prof . Andre Hajdu - When the Avant - garde Composer addresses the Child . Pedagogical aspects of  Jatekok ( Games ) , 8 vol . by Gyorgy Kurtag .
Prof . Yehoash Hirshberg - Paris as the musical Capital of the World in the first Decade of the 20th Century.
A musical survey.
Dr. Michal Tal -  Lecture- Recital : Jazz, Paris and Humour - The influence of Ragtime , Jazz and Music Hall on the piano works by Debussy , Satie and Milhaud.
Concert by prize winners of the Ashdod Piano Competition (December . 2012 )Epta- Israel Regional Branch  , Tel - Aviv  organized the following activities :
7th Sept. 2012 :  - Teachers lectured and discussed the different aspects of the pedal .
26th Oct. 2012 :  Hosted Alberto Portugheis (UK) and Hemda Raz (Israel) - bothEpta  members- with a  lecture recital of Argentinian Music including composers : Ginastera . Piazzolla . Guastavino and Kustnovski .
23rd Nov. 2012 : Physiotherapist , Ms. Snir . discussed the anatomy of the hand and the teaching process of piano -playing.
21st Dec. 2012 : was dedicated to the lecture of Prof.E. Globerson - A historical survey on the reciprocal influence and development of the  piano , piano works and piano technique .
18th Jan. 2013 : Prof. E. Globerson - lecture continued . 25th Jan .2013 : EPTA - Israel holds its annual half - day conference in the concert hall of the Ted and Lynn Arison Israel Music Conservatory , Tel - Aviv  with the following program :
Prof . Andre Hajdu - When the Avant - garde Composer addresses the Child . Pedagogical Aspects of  Jatekok ( Games ) , 8 vol . by Gyorgy Kurtag .
Prof . Yehoash Hirshberg - Paris as the musical Capital of the World in the first Decade of the 20th Century.
A musical survey.
Dr. Michal Tal -  Lecture- Recital : Jazz, Paris and Humour - The influence of Ragtime , Jazz and Music Hall on the piano works by Debussy , Satie and Milhaud.
Concert by prize winners of the Ashdod Piano Competition (December . 2012 )Epta- Israel Regional Branch  , Tel - Aviv  organized the following activities :
7th Sept. 2012 :  - Teachers lectured and discussed the different aspects of the pedal .
26th Oct. 2012 :  Hosted Alberto Portugheis (UK) and Hemda Raz (Israel) - bothEpta  members- with a  lecture recital of Argentinian Music including composers : Ginastera . Piazzolla . Guastavino and Kustnovski .
23rd Nov. 2012 : Physiotherapist , Ms. Snir . discussed the anatomy of the hand and the teaching process of piano -playing.
21st Dec. 2012 : was dedicated to the lecture of Prof.E. Globerson - A historical survey on the reciprocal influence and development of the  piano , piano works and piano technique .
18th Jan. 2013 : Prof. E. Globerson - lecture continued .    
15th March 2013 : Prof . A. Hajdu will conduct a workshop - Creating an unmediated Communication between the Piano Teacher and the Pupil enhances the Teaching - Learning Process .    EPTA   ITALY  President    Marcella  Crudeli , Secretary  Silvia  Rinaldi,  Aldo Ciccolini , Lear Maestosi, Carla Giudici
Via  Pierfranco   Bonetti 90,  00128  Rome  Tel/Fax ++39 06 507 3889

Email eptaitaly@libero.it   www.chopinroma.it   publishes EPTA ITALIA NEWS .                             
EPTA Italy www.eptaitaly.it EPTA Italy continues to organise concerts, conferences and masterclasses  throughout Italy with  different teachers, members of EPTA Italy, and   organizes informal monthly  cultural afternoons , where  young pianists play and discuss musical topics. These are well-attended. . 9th-19th November 2012, EPTA - Italy, as usual, gave its patronage and cooperation to the 22nd  International Competition "Rome 2012", organized in cooperation with the Association "Fryderyck Chopin". www.eptaitaly.it and e-mail eptaitaly@libero.it. EPTA Italy organizes activity with the participation throughout Italy on behalf of many young members. They are protagonists of events organized by the different sections of EPTA-Italy, from Northern and Southern Italy: Crotone, Florence, Pesaro, Trieste.
The different teachers, members of EPTA -Italy, organize concerts, conferences and masterclasses in their area, creating a synergy among different piano schools and representing a good chance for the pupils to play in a circuit of many cities, seat of EPTA´s branches. Young pianists protagonists of concerts are both ten years old and master level. We had new members from all area in Italy, also from abroad: Korea,  Switzerland, Turkey.
We had a new manifestation for promote our young pianists, we organize every month a  concert in a new hall, situated in the historical center  of Rome, the Nazareth Institute.
During the period between 20- 22nd of  May  of  2013 we will  organize  the academic exams for our students to the Cultural Centre of Italian Bank, Rome. After their execution of our members   they   received a diploma of the participation at this exams. We will organize the next edition of “The Young and the art”, Competition open for different instruments, between23-24 -th of May 2013, at the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Italian Bank (Rome). We had students from different Italian cities and also from Korea, Switzerland, and Turkey.
The examinations, in front of the commissions of the EPTA´s Italy teachers, have the goal to check the young members´ preparation, with an issuing of a diploma, recognized also of a qualification for the public contests for teaching. Our members received certificates and prizes at the end of the examination.
The successful concerts  had  place in different head offices:  Rome (Cultural Center of the Bank of Italy, Nation’s Festival, in collaboration with Cultural Association "Il Tempietto": Marcello’s  Theatre, VillaTorlonia "Casina delle Civette"), Florence (Auditorium of the Cassa di Risparmio).
I organize also every month  a cultural afternoon in my house, where the young pianists could play different compositions, than  we had a lecturer who present an  musical theme. There are 50  guests  who listen the young and talented students. 
EPTA - Italy, as usual, gaved  its patronage and cooperation to the 22-nd International Competition "Rome 2012", organized in cooperation with the Association "Fryderyck Chopin".
For any updating, see www.chopinroma.it. Please note new EPTA-Italy´s website: www.eptaitaly.it and e-mail  eptaitaly@libero.it.                                                                   Translated by Secere Elena Viorela
EPTA   LATVIA    President   Juris  Kalnciems, Secretary  Irena  Strause, Dzirnavu Iela118-4Riga LV- 1050   Tel  ++371 ( 7)-226875  Fax ++371 (7) 820271) Foreign Affairs Co-ordinator Tom Ostrovskis  
e-mail: <ostrotk0@o2.co.uk >   Web:www.music.Lv/EPTA/Jurmala2004.htm News about activities of EPTA Latvia can be found on the following webpage: http://www.music.lv/epta/events.htm   EPTA  LITHUANIA  (President  Kestutis  Grybauskas e-mail: kestutis.grybauskas@gmail.com
Secretary  Mrs Vida Badaitiene  Latvia 7-2,  LT 02101 Vilnius   Tel + 370 52138771  , + 370 614 15535,  20th March 2012 . EPTA Lithuania’s 31st Conference was held in Vilnius at the Tallat-Kelpsos Conservatoire and included Masterclasses directed by Professor Zbignevas Jbelhauptas for young pianists from Lithuanian Music Schools as well as a
Concert given by teachers from Lithuanian Music Schools, EPTA   MACEDONIA   (President   Todor  Svetiev, Secretary  Dragoijub Apostolov
c/o  Academy of Music ,Pitu Guli 1,  91000  Skopje  Tel/Fax ++389 91 231614 )Further details from Todor Svetiev svetievtodor@hotmail.com or jzabeva@yahoo.com   EPTA MONTENEGRO ( President-Ratimir Martinovic,. Music School Kotor, 85330,  Kotor  Montenegro.  Tel/Fax: +382 82 334 623   Email ratimirm@yahoo.com
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
.EPTA   NETHERLANDS   President: David Kuyjen, Vice- President Flor Verhey Secretary: Hetty Floors  Nepveulaan 39     3705 LA Zeist   Tel +31 306957907 Email:hetty.floors@planet.nl  Wim Bovy, treasurer
Committee :, Coosje de Wit,  Christo Lelie, Lisette van de Loo, Marc Pauwela, Tilmar Junius pop/jazz
Marc Pauwels,
www.eptanederland.nl.


EPTA Netherlands are very sad to inform that their President Rian de Waal passed away in May. EPTA sends its sincere condolences to the President’s family and also to EPTA Netherlands. He has been replaced by David Kuyken, a concert pianists and professor at the Hague and Amsterdam Conservatories. We all wish him every success and happiness in his work with EPTA Netherlands and we look forward to meeting him at future. Conferences
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)

17th -18th November 2012 EPTA Netherlands held their 30th Anniversary  Annual Conference , and ,on the evening of the 17th, there was  a concert with 4 young talents: Yang Yang Cai, Manolito Sanguino, Nicolas van Poucke
and Floris Kappeyne, playing Chopin, Soler, Brahms and jazz improvisation.
Topics included  articulation on old  18th century instruments,   performance anxiety,   Frans Schreuder: playable works by Debussy ,  Tilmar Junius, feedback on improvisation  ,10 years of teaching young childred 5/6 yeasr old,  and the fashion of the sound of the piano through the centuries

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 Chetham's School.
All  EPTA NETHERLANDS  Members  receive the  Piano  Journal  as  well  as  the  Piano Bulletin
(Editor Chisto Lelie,  Broerhuisstr  44,  2611 GD  Delft  Tel/Fax  ++31 15 212 6695).
  EPTA  NORWAY  -President   Einar  Sten-Nøkleberg, einarsn@hotmail.com) Vice President Elin  Persson  elinpers@online.no Treasurer Gisela  Herb  Gisela.herb@uis.no  Tellev  Juva, tellef.juva@uia.no  
Tori  Stødle  tori.stodle@hitos.no      September 1st.-8th 2012    For the first time, the annual Grieg Competition was held in Bergen, Grieg's hometown. February 8th -10th 2013  EPTA Norway will hold its Annual Meeting  in Kristiansund and  plan to continue their successful series of lecture-recitals "Meet the composer". This year prof. Wolfgang Plagge will be the " guest-composer". There will be a masterclass focussing on his music - many interesting aspects and discussions take place in such meetings between the composer, the pedagogue and the performer. He will also give a recital of his own works. Once again, EPTA and Opera Festival combine
Further info: elinpers@online.noThe annual pianoweekend will take place in Kristiansund Feb 8th-10th 2013. In the successful serie "Meet the composer", we are happy to announce Wolfgang Plagge as our guest this year. He will give a lecture-recital about his music, give a masterclass - AND join 5 other pianists in performing his piece "Multihands for 6 pianists 1 grand piano". There will be other masterclasses, lecture-recitals, discussions and exhibitions. EPTA POLAND  President PAWEL SKRZYPEK, Director of  ZPSM im. F.Chopina ul. Bednarska 11, 00-310 Warsaw  dyrektor@bednarska.art.pl Tel: +48 601 801 331 EPTA-Poland has its active web-site, which can be visited at two addresses: www.epta-poland.org  and  www.epta-poland EPTA-Poland e-mail address :skrzypek@epta.pl
 2012.The next EPTA-POLAND Competition will take place in Krakow

EPTA   PORTUGAL President    Nancy  Lee   Harper, Departamento de Comunicacao e Arte, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Santiago, 3810-193  Aveiro  Tel   + 351 234 370389  Fax ++351 234  370868,
email<nancy.leeharper@gmail.com > Please note new email address for Nancy Lee Harper  Honorary members: Fernando Laires, Artur Pizarro, and Helena Sá e Costa (deceased). 
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EPTA PORTUGAL  has launched an electronic newsletter, BOLETIM,.
Current events and articles of interest are focused ,as well as tips for piano teachers.For more information, please contact: nancy.leeharper@gmail.com EPTA   ROMANIA (Honorary  President  Dragos Tanasescu,  President   Constantin  Ionescu Vovu,
Secretary Andrei Podlacha   35   Str  Vasile Lascar ,  7-211  Bucharest    Tel  ++40 1 211 1263    Fax  ++40 1 211 3095   e-mail:<cionvovu@ yahoo. com>    .EPTA  RUSSIA  (Honorary  President  Viktor  Merzjanov   President  Irina  Osipova  
Leninskiy Prospect(avenue)  64/2  Apt 150,  Moscow 119296   Tel/Fax  ++ 7 499 1371526
Email:<epta@iospiano.ru >  Home :    64@pioc.ru   website:www.iospiano.ru There have been some changes in the EPTA  RUSSIA Structure.
St. Peterburg – Chairman Dmitrily Chasovitin
Kurgan (Siberia)- Chairman Lyudmila Martinova
Tambov- Chairman Alexandr Bazikov
Ryazan- Chairman Svetlana Platonova
Tver- Chairman Galina Solodova
Sochi- Chairman Tatyana Agafonova
Petrozavodsk- Chairman Victor Portnoy
Ufa- Chairman Ruslam Shayhutdinov
Samara -Chairman Sergey Zagadkin
Chelyabinsk (Ural) - Chairman Andrey Nechaev
Kazan, Tatarstan  is being planned.EPTA Russia has published the  56th   Issue of the Russian Piano Journal. (Edited by Irina Osipova)
6th -14th  October 2012 - Festival OPUS12 took place in Denmark (Royal academy of music , Aarhus). All Beethoven's sonatas for piano were performed by Danish and Russian students-pupils of professors Anne Oland (Denmark) and Irina Osipova (Russia).
15th -19th  October 2012 -International  Festival in Germany (HUGO-STAEHLE-FESTIVAL for young pianists in Kassel).  Teachers and  pupils from Denmark, Russia (Moscow and Petersburg), Italy, Croatia, Germany participated.
March 2013  International"Teacher and pupil"  competition devoted to Segey Rachmaninov will take place in Moscow.
EPTA   SERBIA ( Honorary  Presidents Arbo Valdma &  Dusan  Trbojevic,  President   Dejan  Sinadinovic dejan@sinadin. www.sinadin.com Vice President   Milos Pavlovic. milospavlovic05@yahoo.com www.kspavlovic.com  Technical secretary Bojana Grce, bojanagrce@gmail.com EPTA Serbia Faculty of  Music  and  Arts, Kralja Milana  50,  Belgrade  11000 Tel  ++381 11 642414 & ++381 11 361 0960  Fax  ++381 112 643598  The    Kendall  Taylor Competition and Kendall Taylor Prize is now   under the aegis of ‘Jeunesses   Musicales’   with  the   generous support  of   Mrs Myiriana  Kendall  Taylor   .                                          www.epta.org.yuFor more information about activites of  EPTA SERBIA visit www.epta.org.rs
EPTA SERBIA-VOJVODINA President Dorian Leljak dorianleljak@gmail.com  www.wpta.info Academy of Arts Djure Jaksica 7 21000 Novi Sad Serbia Tel: +381 63 8382988
March 7 – 17, 2014 7th INTERNATIONAL ISIDOR BAJIC PIANO MEMORIAL COMPETITION                                                       Application Deadline: December 15, 2013   Venues: Isidor Bajic Concert Hall, Novi Sad Synagogue                                          Categories: A) 13 – 16, B) 17 – 20, C) up to 35     Prizes: over 10000 EurosWeb www.pianomemorial.rs       E-mail office@pianomemorial.rs WORLD PIANO CONFERENCE
June 27 – July 3 2013
Venues: Isidor Bajic Music School, Novi Sad Synagogue, Town Hall
Submissions and Time-Slot Reservations: office@wpta.info
Modes of Participation: Presentation, Lecture, Lecture-Recital, Recital (solo, piano
duo/duet, chamber group), prerecorded presentation (e.g. send DVD, CD) etc.
Areas of interest: Performance, Teaching, Performance Practice, Composition,
Music Technology, Music Administration, New Music, Music Theory and
Analysis, etc
Email office@wpta.infoEPTA SLOVAKIA (President Eva Fischerova, Zilinska 18, 81105 Bratislava tel: +421 2 52493751) EPTA  SLOVENIA  Honorary president: Dubravka Tomsic Srebotnjak  President Ana Avbersek, epta.slo@gmail.com Ljubljanska 16, 3320 Velenje  Vice Presidents   Vladimir Milnaric mlinaric.vladimir@gmail.com  c/o  Akademija za  Glasbo,  Stari   Trg   34,  1000 LjubljanaTe/Fax ++386 1 425 4857  l mlinaric.vladimir@gmail.com, Secretary: Primoz Mavric, tajnistvo@epta.si
There will be new elections for the Committee later this year . PIANISSIMO continues with its series of Recitals for Young Slovenian pianists who have a college degree.
Co-ordinator: Dejan Jaksic
Further information from the websiteEPTA Slovenia continues to be very active and will start its own journal next year .
It will address topics of piano pedagogy and  Ana Avberšek will be the editor. 26th -28th October 2012  EPTA SLOVENIA are delighted to announce their first "Aci Bertoncelj".  INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION  in collaboration with Consortium musicae Velanensis Association and the
Fran Korun Koželjski Velenje Music School . It took place in Velenje.    16th  -18th  November 2012  Epta Slovenia held its annual conference Slovenian Piano days in Postojna. This year's theme was dedicated to Debussy.  The main pedagogical issue discussed was Practising. Six Conservatoires and Music schools were selected to present their projects:
Short lesser-known pieces by Debussy.                                                                                                                                                           The illusion of soundwith reference to the Preludes                                                                                                                                              The Stories behind the “Childrens’ Corner”                                                                                                                                                              Music of the “Seasons”                                                                                                                                                                 Children as inspiration through the centuries in the music of Debussy, Schumann and Mozart
Distinguished teachers will lecture on the principles of practising, piano technique, Piano pedagogy in the Waldorf's school, Innovative approaches to playing scales and Debussy- harmonic and aesthetic    echoes of jazz.                                                        Concerts were given by Meta Fajdiga, Alexander Gadzijev and Danijel Brecelj.
EPTA Slovenia organised a Master class with the distinguished Russian piano Professor  of the Ljubljana Conservatoire Sijavus Gadzijev
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Web page: www.epta.si/eng
Face book: Epta SloveniaEPTA SLOVENIA NEWS, january 2013
Honorary president: Dubravka Tomsic Srebotnjak
President: Ana Avberšek,
Email: epta.slo@gmail.com,
Ljubljanska 16, 3320 Velenje,
Vice-Presidents: Vladimir Mlinaric,
Email: mlinaric.vladimir@gmail.com
Secretary: Primoz Mavric, tajnistvo@epta.si
EPTA Slovenia welcomes new members of the Executive Committee and wishes them a successful work.
PIANISSIMO continues with its series of Recitals for young pianists Nives Pavlič, Saša Gerželj Donaldson and Tjaša Šketako. All of them are also successful piano teachers and Epta members.
Co-ordinator: Dejan JaksicEPTA Slovenia continues to be very active and will start with its own journal this year. It will address topics of piano pedagogy and Ana Avberšek will be the editor. The first meeting of the Editorial Board is already in progress.
According to most of the participants as well as the Slovene EPTA board, the piano days in Postojna were one of the most comprehensive days till now. 
Members of the organisation comitee received many compliments and positive reactions in the course of the conference as well as afterwards.The next Conference (called Piano days) will be at Jesenice from 15th-17th of November.Web page: www.epta.si/eng  
Face book: Epta SloveniaEPTA   SPAIN    President Ana Guijarro,  ana@anaguijarro.es, Vice-President: Luis Ponce de León, luisinternational@yahoo.es, tel+34 666367865,  Secretary: Alberto Urroz, mail@albertourroz.com, C/Luis Vives, 8. 4º A. E-28002 Madrid Tel+34 915 630 807 Mobile: +34 639 894 349    Young EPTA Spain  Francisco Fierro ,  Committee member  Javier Herguera
E-mail:  epta.es@gmail.com

We are delighted to announce the rebirth of EPTA Spain , thanks to Alberto Portugheis during his trips to Spain. EPTA is delighted to announce the  new President of EPTA Spain Ana Guijarro  and the new working team and we welcome them all most warmly into the EPTA Family and look forward to many happy meetings together. Further  details tba

EPTA   SWEDEN   President   Stefan Bojsten <stefan.bojsten@kmh.se>. Secretary Johan Fröst . frost.johan@hotmail.com   Website  <www.sppf. net>
EPTA wishes to congratulate Stefan Bojsten, Johann Sandbak and Johan Frost in particular for all the hard work they put in to making the Conference such an enormous success and a memorable occasion
27th -30th  September 2012: EPTA Sweden hosted the 34rd EPTA Conference in Stockholm, Skepssholmen,  Erikssonhallen ,the Island in the Middle of Stockholm  Worldwide visions and traditions:   Pedagogical, musical, social, and technological conditions for playing the piano in a global perspective.
. EPTA SWEDEN is renewing its repertoire list and hopes to complete this mammoth task soon.                                                             Further details : www.sppf. Net/epta2012
 EPTA   SWITZERLAND  President  Prof. Jean-Jaques Dünki
Bruderholzallee 12  4058 Basel e-mail dunki@vtxmail.ch
Secretary:  Niklaus Meyer, Malvenweg 11, CH-9000 St. Gallen Tel. 071 866 29 32, Fax 071 866 30 83                                                                       email  <epta.ch@ bluewin.ch >  EPTA Switzerland continues to organise two events each year
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17th -18th November 2012  The autumn-conference will  be held in  St. Gallen on the topic of “"Feel the Rhythm - Rhythmus am Klavier".  (Rhythm at the Piano).                                             
Lectures about music as "time-art", tempo rubato; workshops in body-percussion and rhythm in jazz, rock and pop 1st June 2013  EPTA Switzerland will hold its Spring Conference “Motor Activities at the Keyboard”EPTA extends a warm welcome to the new President fo EPTA Switzerland, Professor Jean-Jacques Dunki who taught at the Basel University of Music and is an excellent pianist specialising in Schumann and the Second Viennese School of Music. We wish him every happiness in his extra work for EPTA and we all look forward to meeting him at future Conferences .
EPTA wishes to thank Brigitte Bernhard for all her hard work over the past eight years as President of EPTA Switzerland . It was always a pleasure to work with her and offer her our heartfelt thanks .  EPTA TURKEY  President Yapincak Gurek, Associate Dean ,   Faculty of Music & Performing Arts,
University of Bilkent, Ankara Tr 06800
Tel: +90 312 290 1777    Fax: +90 312 266 4539  email: yapincak@bilkent.edu.trEPTA   UKRAINE  Olga Kuznetsova  App. 8, 4 per. Faninsky, 61166, KharkÏv, Ukraine Tel.: +38-057-714543, +38-057-7025550 Mobile phone: +38-050-3230138 Fax: +38-057-7010916 E mail muza.ok@mail.ru

Young  EPTA  UKRAINE   Secretary Serhyi  Bykov   Tel/Fax +38 0572 278402  Mob +38 067 718 8734)EPTA – Ukraine has been publishing an international scientific-popular piano journal “Fortissimo”. International collections of articles on the problems of the piano pedagogy and music have also been published on the regular basis since 2002. EPTA  UK    Founder Carola Grindea; President  Bernard Roberts;Patron  Ronald Stevenson;
Chairman  Murray McLachlan   Administrator   Kathryn Page, 6 Ripley Close, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 6EX
Tel/ fax 08456 581054   email   <admin@epta-uk.org >  <http: // www. Epta-uk.org> January 2013-May 2013  The Fifth  Practical Piano Teaching course, run jointly by the Purcell School and EPTA UK, will take place.The director is  Lucinda Mackworh-Young. EPTA UK  is running a series of monthly  teachers events in Chappells  Piano Showrooms in Wardour St London. These are being led by Murray McLachlan, Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Melvyn Cooper, Nadia Lasserson, Heli Ignatius-Fleet and  Nancy Litten. Friday 28th September 2012 The Advanced Winners  of the 16th EPTA UK Piano Competition shared a most successful  lunchtime Recital in St Martins in the Fields, London . The overall winner was Cyrus Cheng  a student of John Byrne. The other Winners were Kirsty Chaplin (pupil of Hilary Coates), Adam Boeker (pupil of Murray McLachlan) and Emma Wang (pupil of John Byrne)
The 17th EPTA UK Piano Competition is being organised now with First Rounds planned all over the UK.
24th March 2013  The Finals will be held at Chethams School of Music 19th -21st July 2012. EPTA UK held its 35th Annual Conference in York.
29th -31st August  2013. EPTA UK  will hold its 36th Annual Conference in CanterburyFurther information and bookings from admin@epta-uk.org The Piano Teachers Information Centre  contains a valuable reference collection of books, music, teaching methods, audio and video tapes  which  members of all EPTA Associations are welcome to consult. These archives are on the move and further details will be announced when new locations are finalised.
Members  are  invited to  peruse  the valuable   archives of the EPTA NETHERLAND 
‘Documentation and  Study Centre’  (EDSC,  Curators  Frans  Schreuder  and  Albert Brussee) EPTA UK Administrator :6 Ripley Close, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire. SK7 6EX Tel/Fax: 08456 581054 admin@epta-uk.org
 BRAZIL  PIANO TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
(President  Leila  Paiva  Correia  ) has  been  founded by Henriqueta Duarte , thus  there are  now four  Associations
in the  LATIN AMERICA  PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONS :
Argentina,  Chile , Ecuador  and  Brazil .
The  address :  Brazil  Piano Teachers’  Association 
c/o   Rua  Ernani   371,   Santiago des Oliveira  Apt 702
Curitida  BO530 – 130    Brazil.  
henriquetaduarte@uol.com.br  Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Associations (Co-ordinator Prof Ireneus Zuk)
The Collaborative Conference - "Exploring Pedagogical Diversity" - held in Toronto by members of  the CFMTA, MTNA, and RCM, included a strong presence and presentations by EPTA members from a number of countries.    EPTA INDIA ASSOCIATES  -Founder /Director Prabhudas Ivanson
prabhivan@hotmail.com.Gita Chacko  reports from the Bangalore Forum for Teachers of Western Classical Music:that
the quartely newsletter Intermezzo and would welcome articles by EPTA members. This goes out to teachers in India and abroad.
For further Bangalore activities  please contact Gita Chako gitachacko@gmail.com.EPTA INDIA are proud to announce that Julian Clef had been given an immense opportunity  (and indeed an honour)  to be invited to the Beethoven-Haus ( the house where Beethoven lived !) to participate in masterclasses with the legendary Andras Schiff. It is the first time that an Indian musician is offered such a great opportunity .And inSeptember 2012, Julian performed in  the Dvorak Prague Festival.EPTA Qatar Associates .There are plans to start an EPTA Qatar .
Further information from   Amira Fouad  amirafouad@hotmail.co.uk. EPTA Associates of New York      Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, ALAPP Argentina  (Association of Latin American Pianists and Pedagogues).This organization is based in Buenos Aires under a Committee formed  by Valentín Surif (President),Estela Telerman(Secretary), Lilia Noguera (Treasurer), Alfredo Corral(member), Ana María Mondolo (member), Martha  Bongiorno (Deputy member), Guillermo Carro (Deputy member), and Gloria Diograzia Val (Auditor).Further information from . Valentín  Surif Arcos 2030  15 "C" Buenos Aires (1428) Tel: (54-11) 4784-0583 vsurif@gmail.com   www.musicaclasicaargentina.com/surif  2013   ALAPP Argentina will hold a National Piano Competition exclusively  for Mozart Concertos
The selected young pianists will participate as soloists in public concerts together with the
“· Amadeus”  Radio Orchestra in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Law of Buenos Aires.
This years concerts include:
Valentín Surif and Mirian Conti in a 2-piano and 4 hands recital by Argentine composers in the
Auditorium of the National Institute for the Arts.
Master classes offered by Irina Dichkovskaia (Russia), Carmen Piazzini (Argentina-
Germany) and Alberto Portugheis ( Argentina- G. Britain).
The presentation of the latest book written by Carlos Manso dedicated to Carmen Piazzini will be
presented by ALAPP at the Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco.
There will be concerts at the Swedish Church, Auditorium of the School of Economics , Museum
Isaac Fernández Blanco , National Centre of Music, Auditorium of the Faculty of Law, and the Liszt
Centre of High Musical Studies.The exchange program with ALAPP Chile will continue with recitalsat the Central University of Santiago de Chile. ALAPP CHILE  (Founder Malcolm Troup, President Miguel Angel Jimenez, Secretary Ruth Sanchez Pasten, Co-Secretary Pedro Berestain, Treasurer Flor Magri  www.alapp.cl  Tel 633 4080/235
0736/232 2175) ALAPP Chile organises courses towards the career development of Private Piano Teachers as well as concerts by themselves and their students, and an Annual Piano Competition in the Universidad Central which last year celebrated its 10th Anniversary . Recently they have begun organising Workshops on contemporary Chilean piano music so as to promote and widen the teaching and performing repertoire. ALAPP Chile has frequently collaborated with ALAPP Argentina. This year our Founder, Professor Malcolm Troup returned in March to perform the Chilean premiere of Ernest Bloch’s Concerto Grosso no1 with the Orquestra de Camera de Chile in his capacity as Chairman of the International Bloch Society.             

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