24 May, 2022 6:30pm -A Tribute to Max Cooke

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Team of Pianists presents an exciting programme at the Rippon Lea Ballroom on Tuesday 24th of May (2022) in celebration of the life of Max Cooke. Schimmel’s Australian distributor Bernie’s Music Land will provide 2 gorgeous grand pianos for this event.

This exciting programme is definitely “once in a lifetime”.  To hear four of Melbourne’s most loved and accomplished pianists in the one programme is a treat. And in rarely performed duet formation and – 8 hands at 2 pianos! For anyone who loves piano music, and anyone who had a connection to Max Cooke, what a beautiful way to say “Thank You”.


Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) arranged Hermann for 8 hands at 2 pianos
Beethoven – Piano Sonata in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2, “Moonlight” (Kevin Suherman)
Rachmaninoff – Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos (Darryl Coote & Robert Chamberlain)
Bizet – Jeux d’Enfants (selection) piano four hands (Rohan Murray & Robert Chamberlain),
Smetana – Rondo for 8 hands at 2 pianos

As a bonus, this event will also be the official launch of a limited-edition CD featuring Max Cooke’s September 1983 recording of Brahms’ Waltzes Op. 39 and Fantasien Op. 116.  Your copy of this new CD is included in the admission price for the concert.

Another special part of the evening will be the display and sale of the special FOTOPS Hammer Memorabilia – individually mounted and framed hammers from Max Cooke’s final Bösendorfer grand piano, as used by so many of his talented protégés.

Don’t miss out. Book your tickets now



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