2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad) Piano Sight Reading
train piano sight reading with your iPhone or iPad
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
41 members (Animisha, CyberGene, Doug M., 1903wrightflyer, 1957, clothearednincompo, Alex Hutor, Gretel, 9 invisible), 373 guests, and 572 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
500 Post Club Member
OP Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
There's a thread about EPP2017 here but it's in a slightly obscure place, so just in case you haven't found it......

YES, European Piano Party in Bulgaria on the weekend of 8-9 July. Philip in China is hosting the party this year and everyone is invited. It's on over the weekend of the village festival, and as Philip writes in his post: "Until you have heard massed Bulgarian bagpipes played by amateurs, you don't know the meaning of the word music."

Philip has a collection of pianos (including a Bechstein and a Bluthner, can't remember what the others are) and other instruments including violin, double bass, clarinet.....

I attended my first EPP (in Milan) last year with some trepidation, and it was absolutely fantastic, great fun, wonderful people, and I made many new friends from around the world.

I will be attending this year, and my sister Libby is also coming. Philip's place is 2-3 hours NW of Sofia, and about equidistant between Sofia and the Black Sea.

So, if you haven't heard of it, jump on the thread and have a look, and I hope to meet many more of you this year.

cheers
Cathryn (coming from Australia)


The difference between dreams and reality is action.
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
I thought we might try an ensemble working on "Les trois souris aveugles" which is the next piece I want to learn.

BTW the house sleeps 9 guests in comfort. So there is space even if you do end up queueing for the bathrooms.

PM me if you want details.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
Brewer and Malkin are pleased to accept your kind invitation to the piano party in conjunction with the local folk music festival.




Learner
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
PM sent. Looking forward to seeing you.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
I have booked a professional soloist for one evening of the party.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
We are on course. So far there have been 4 definite international visitors who have confirmed, with a certainty of either 1 or 2 more. There are also some people coming from locally, so it should be good.

Maybe I ought to get more pianos.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
Yay!


Learner
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
500 Post Club Member
OP Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
Woot! Ticket booked! I fly Darwin - SIngapore - Munich arriving 1st July, will spend a few days getting to Bulgaria via Budapest (probably fly in to Sofia then train to Levski). Who else is coming? I think so far it's

Cathryn + her sister Libby
Malkin
Philip
Outo?
Saranoya? (+1 or maybe 1.5)?

Philip has a concert pianist booked for the Saturday night, and I've got a masterclass with her booked the next day.

Anyone else?


The difference between dreams and reality is action.
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,765
O
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
O
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,765
Sorry to say I am not able to attend. Hope you have a very enjoyable party!

Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
BTW, I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but for non musical spouses (or is the plural spice?) there is a full size 12' slate bed snooker table available.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,305
W
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
W
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,305
So sorry that I won't be there with you this year. It sounds like a wonderful program and I'd love to see Bulgaria.


[Linked Image]
Wise as in learner
Buff as in Colorado Buffalo
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
500 Post Club Member
OP Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
@Philip, maybe we need to put it out on Pianists Corner as well? I am so looking forward to playing your Bluthner, I expect others might also?


The difference between dreams and reality is action.
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,013
"Brewer" is my +1. He'll take advantage of pianos and snooker.


Learner
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
Cathryn, I was playing the Blüthner last night and again this afternoon. I tend not to use it in the winter as it would involve putting on the ballroom heating and I am a poor man. Any road up, the Blüthner is like silk. I think I actually prefer it to the C Bechstein B. You will enjoy the experience.

As to putting it on the pianists' Corner, if you want to, please do. We are not quite full up yet, but there is limited accomodation in my cottage. I have to keep the single bedroom in the servants' wing free for Veneta, of course, as she has condescended to stay overnight in order to give the masterclasses on the Sunday morning.

BTW there is bad news. You and your sister are sleeping under one of the pianos. It gets worse, it is the upright.


Malkin, he is very welcome. There is even a piano in the snooker room. So it is only a short walk for him.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 1,708
R
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
R
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 1,708
Originally Posted by PhilipInChina


BTW there is bad news. You and your sister are sleeping under one of the pianos. It gets worse, it is the upright.


It seems a sensible accommodation. They're from down under. smirk


Ralph

Kawai VPC1
Garritan CFX
Pianist since April, 2015
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
500 Post Club Member
OP Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 592
Originally Posted by Ralphiano
Originally Posted by PhilipInChina


BTW there is bad news. You and your sister are sleeping under one of the pianos. It gets worse, it is the upright.


It seems a sensible accommodation. They're from down under. smirk


Arrr arrr arr, hyuk, hyuk.

@Philip, hopefully the upright is either on the floor above us, or perhaps the mezzanine?


The difference between dreams and reality is action.
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
No, but it is on caster cups.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
4000 Post Club Member
Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,307
I have, now, heard from Veneta regarding the recital. The easiest thing is simply to paste her message to me:

Dear Philip,

I can now confirm the programme for the recital in your house. It will be the same as my new CD's:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fugue in f-sharp minor, WTK II, BWV 883
Felix Mendelssohn – Song without Words, op. 30, No. 6
Franz Schubert – Impromptus op. 142, No. 1 and op. 90, No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Preludes op. 33, Nos. 4, 5, Musical Moment No. 4
Rachmaninoff-Tchaikovsky – Nursery Song
Schubert-Liszt – Ständchen and Gretchen am Spinnrade
Ferenz Liszt – Concert Etude “La Campanella”
Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata No. 3

These are twelve pieces, approximately 60 minutes in length. If you have some other ideas or suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.

Here you can follow the progress of the CD's making: http://neynska.com/new-cd


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 149
M
Man Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
M
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
The easiest thing is simply to paste her message to me


Fortunately, it was not onto you. Should have been it, you would not have to remember it... crazy

Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 438
F
f3r Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
F
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 438
Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
I have, now, heard from Veneta regarding the recital. The easiest thing is simply to paste her message to me:

Dear Philip,

I can now confirm the programme for the recital in your house. It will be the same as my new CD's:

Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude and Fugue in f-sharp minor, WTK II, BWV 883
Felix Mendelssohn – Song without Words, op. 30, No. 6
Franz Schubert – Impromptus op. 142, No. 1 and op. 90, No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Preludes op. 33, Nos. 4, 5, Musical Moment No. 4
Rachmaninoff-Tchaikovsky – Nursery Song
Schubert-Liszt – Ständchen and Gretchen am Spinnrade
Ferenz Liszt – Concert Etude “La Campanella”
Sergei Prokofiev – Sonata No. 3

These are twelve pieces, approximately 60 minutes in length. If you have some other ideas or suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.

Here you can follow the progress of the CD's making: http://neynska.com/new-cd


And I will miss all of this! cry cry cry

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  BB Player 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Couch to Concert Hall
Couch to Concert Hall
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
NV10S/NV5S will be released on 21st
by robinlb - 05/18/21 04:13 AM
VST velocity level questions
by Animisha - 05/18/21 03:17 AM
James compares Kawai ES110, 520, and 920
by RinTin - 05/18/21 01:54 AM
Op. 61
by chopinetto - 05/18/21 12:34 AM
Please help me to identify this song
by patto81 - 05/17/21 10:09 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics207,001
Posts3,094,783
Members101,546
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5