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Launched in May 2013, the London Piano Meetup Group (LPMG) organises regular events in and around central London for adult amateur pianists and piano fans. Pianists of all levels are welcome at our events where we create a friendly and supportive atmosphere for people to perform, share repertoire and socialise. We also host masterclasses with visiting tutors, and attend concerts and piano courses, and other piano-related events.
Events sell out quickly so be sure to book your tickets soon. Please note we do not sell any tickets on the door – please book online using the event booking link.
We hope to see you at an event soon!
Adult Amateur Piano Competition
Round 1 – YouTube entry. Closing date 1st March 2015
Final – June 2015, adjudicated by internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Leslie Howard
Full details on the Competition Page
Grand Passion Pianos & The London Piano Meetup Group present a competition exclusively for adult amateur classical pianists. It is a two-stage event with a preliminary audition via YouTube. Ten pianists will be selected to go forward to the competition final in June.
14th March 2015 – Anything Goes! at the Old Sorting Office, Barnes, SW15
A new venue for LPMG, the OSO in Barnes is a friendly arts centre on Barnes Green. The centre boasts a fine, vintage Steinway grand piano with a rather special heritage (it has been performed on by Vaughan Williams and Cecil Sharpe and was owned by David Tod Boyd). The OSO is within walking distance of Barnes Bridge and Barnes railways stations.
Join us for an informal performance opportunity and a session led by Rob Foster discussing techniques to help you perform confidently. Rob uses NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) methods to help performers overcome issues related to performing in public.
This session is suitable for pianists of all levels and abilities. Book tickets
16th April 2015 – Performance event at the 1901 Arts Club, Waterloo
An informal performance opportunity at one of our most popular venues. Time limit per performer 8 minutes. 6pm – 8pm
25th April 2015 – Masterclass with Melvyn Cooper
Acclaimed teacher and pianist Melvyn Cooper will lead a masterclass in the wonderful setting of St Bart’s in Sydenham. The venue has a Fazioli concert grand piano. The event is open to students of all ages from beginner to advanced level.
Melvyn was head of Keyboard at Warwick University and has just retired as EPTA regional organiser in the West Midlands. He has served on juries for many international piano competitions including the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe in 2014.
Please bring one piece to work on with Melvyn. If you have a longer piece, you may play a shorter section that requires specific attention.
Grades 1 to 4: £19.50
Grades 5+: £25
Co-hosted by EPTA London SE and LPMG
21st May 2015 – ‘Notes&Notes’ with Glenn Kesby, counter-tenor
The South London Concert Series returns to the opulent Saloon at LASSCO Brunswick House for a concert and talk by Australian counter-tenor Glenn Kesby, accompanied by Claire Williams. Baroque music together with twentieth-century works by Gerald Finzi.
7th June 2015 – Dulwich Piano Festival, James Allen Girls School, Dulwich
Now in its fourth year, the Dulwich Piano Festival attracts many participants both from within the Dulwich area and further afield. The adult classes will be adjudicated by Graeme Humphrey. For full details and to enter please visit the Dulwich Piano Festival website
27th June 2015 – Adult Amateur Piano Competition Final
Adjudicated by Leslie Howard.
See the Competition Page for full details