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#2069825 - 04/24/13 08:54 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: torquenale]
CarlosCC Offline
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Originally Posted By: torquenale
Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
(For sure, we can do it in Lisbon. It will be a pleasure to organize this event in 2014 and receive so honored and respected friends.


So 2015 in Turin (or, at least, in Italy)?


YES! laugh
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#2069860 - 04/24/13 10:03 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: torquenale]
PaperClip Offline
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Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Originally Posted By: torquenale
Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
(For sure, we can do it in Lisbon. It will be a pleasure to organize this event in 2014 and receive so honored and respected friends.


So 2015 in Turin (or, at least, in Italy)?


Yes, the city of Juve! I'm in. smile
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#2069978 - 04/24/13 01:21 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
Ganddalf Offline
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Loc: Norway
I have considered the matter seriously, and the conclusion is that I can't participate this year. But 2014 I can probably participate. I'll keep some space open for it in the calendar.

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#2069985 - 04/24/13 01:41 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Ganddalf]
Saranoya Offline
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Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Originally Posted By: Ganddalf
I have considered the matter seriously, and the conclusion is that I can't participate this year.


:'(
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#2071691 - 04/26/13 04:52 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
patH Offline
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Registered: 03/09/13
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Loc: Germany
Hi.

I noticed this thread thanks to the PW newsletter.
I don't consider myself an "adult beginner"; more an advanced amateur. I'm 45 years old and have been playing the piano since I was 7 years old.
The weekend of the 13/14 of July happens to be during my summer holiday, which I intend to spend in northern France. I don't have a car; but it would only take a few hours by train; albeit not late in the evening.

So my questions:
- Are non-beginners welcome?

If the answer is yes:
- How long should the pieces you play be?
- Are there genre preferences?
- Until when in the afternoon will the event probably go? If it's early in the afternoon, I might return to France that day; if not, maybe I'll book a hotel room and return to France the next day.

Food I don't want: Anything with peanuts.


Edited by patH (04/26/13 06:49 PM)
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#2071711 - 04/26/13 05:23 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
PaperClip Offline
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Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Hi PatH, everybody is welcome!

Sorry to hear you can't make it Gandalf!
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#2072198 - 04/27/13 03:23 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
Jean Claude Offline
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Registered: 09/18/11
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Loc: France


Like PatH I have found this thread because of the PW newsletter. Sadly I cannot go to Brussels on July 13th but I would like to wish the event all success and to express my interest in attending a similar function next year.

J-C.

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#2072229 - 04/27/13 03:54 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
Saranoya Offline
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Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Hi PatH,

As PaperClip has said: of course everyone is welcome! Experience (or lack thereof) is a non-factor.

The plan right now is for us to have lunch together, then the piano party. I estimate that will take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on how many people want to play how many pieces, how long those take, and what we do afterwards (I'm thinking four-hands sight-reading, improvisation, and just goofing off in general).

In any case, you should be able to leave by 5PM at the latest, if you want to. Or, you can book a hotel room and come with us to Brosella (free Folk/Jazz festival near the Atomium).
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Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

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#2073368 - 04/29/13 09:16 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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I was away for a few days - glad to see we've got another participant: Hello PatH!

Mr Casinitaly is considering re-considering so he may be joining me after all ((I'm sure you're all waiting with bated breath...yah, right, I thought so )....:)

Apart from whatever I decide on playing, I can bring lots of early-mid-intermediate stuff to share and play around with.

I've got some relatively easy jazzy duets I can bring and a tremendously fun piece called Tamburino Cinese "Chinese drum". I can play one part, but would need a partner to play the Secondo, which is much harder!....If anyone is remotely interested I can scan and email the pages (2) and provide a link.
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#2073733 - 04/29/13 07:18 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
patH Offline
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Registered: 03/09/13
Posts: 561
Loc: Germany
Thanks for the welcome!

I'll probably book a hotel room in Brussels, so I can hang out in Brussels Saturday evening; possibly listen to Jazz music.
And I also assume that organization details will follow when the time comes; like the precise time and place where we meet.
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#2073862 - 04/30/13 12:35 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
Saranoya Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 614
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
Of course!

I'm booking a space at a piano shop nearby, but I have to go there in person to do that, which will happen this Saturday, probably. After that, I will let you all know.
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Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

Future
Burgmüller 109
Bartok Sz 56
Mozart K331

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#2074834 - 05/01/13 08:39 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
PaperClip Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
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Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
I booked a train ticket today. It's just a two hour ride to Brussel from Amsterdam, so I come to Brussel in the morning and I leave in the evening.

The train ticket becomes more expensive the longer I wait, so I didn't wait for the organisation details. I arrive in Brussel at 10 o'clock in the morning. Then I relax a bit from the journey and see you at lunch time. smile
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#2074878 - 05/01/13 09:52 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
Saranoya Offline
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Registered: 01/27/13
Posts: 614
Loc: Brussels, Belgium
10 o'clock sounds about right, Chris.

For anyone else wanting to book travel arrangements, I'll say this:

The closest Belgian train station to where we are going for the piano party is actually Etterbeek station -- it's at like 300 meters from the Kaufmann store. You can take the train to Louvain-la-Neuve Université from Bruxelles Midi, which is where those of you coming by train will most likely be arriving. It leaves on platform 15 at 10:40, and it will get you to Etterbeek in 22 minutes, with 4 stops in-between (Bruxelles Centrale, Bruxelles Nord, Bruxelles Schuman, and Bruxelles Luxembourg). For those of you coming on a train that also stops at Bruxelles Nord: the same train to Louvain-la-Neuve leaves from Bruxelles Nord at 10:49 on platform 7.

If you miss this train for any reason, don't wait for the next one. Only one train an hour stops at Etterbeek during the summer. Instead, hop any train that stops in Bruxelles Nord (that's basically all of them, as long as you make sure to take it in the right direction -- ask at the info kiosk). From Bruxelles Nord, take tram 25 (direction Boondaal) and get off at Etterbeek station. It's the 19th stop after Bruxelles Nord, which means it will take you about 45 minutes by tram. Moral of the story: try not to miss that train.

To pay for this, your best option is probably to get a 24-hour 'Discover Brussels' pass from MIVB/STIB. It goes for €6,50, and it will provide you with a ticket that's valid for 24 hours on NMBS/SNCB train rides within Brussels, and all STIB/MIVB trams, subways and buses. Those of you who might be coming the day before or leaving the day after can also get a 48- or 72-hour version of the pass, for €11 or €14, respectively. Look for a booth marked 'BOOTIK' or 'KIOSK' in the vicinity of the subway/tram/bus stop closest to you.

If all of this seems a bit daunting, I am willing to make arrangements to meet you guys at Bruxelles Midi or Bruxelles Nord. But I can't go to Etterbeek by train, because there are no accommodations for wheelchair users there. So then we'd have to take the tram, which, as I said above, takes significantly longer.

After the piano party, those of us going to Brosella will be leaving on tram 7, direction Heysel.
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Bach 846, 926, 930
Beethoven 27/2 mvt. 1
Burgmüller 100/3, 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 25
Chopin 72/1
Clementi 36/1
Grieg 12/1, 7
Tchaikovsky 39/9

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#2074953 - 05/01/13 11:10 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
casinitaly Offline

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Thanks for all that info Saranoya! Very helpful.

Hubby has confirmed he'll come with me smile
We're flying in on the Friday and leaving Sunday evening, so we plan to do some sightseeing before and after the piano event.

Anyone else planning to be there on the Friday? Apart from Sara obviously!
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#2074989 - 05/01/13 12:02 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Wow sounds like fun. I am not sure if I can time my business trip to UK. I am going into a massive prayer mode to make this happen.
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#2075140 - 05/01/13 04:43 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: FarmGirl]
casinitaly Offline

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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Wow sounds like fun. I am not sure if I can time my business trip to UK. I am going into a massive prayer mode to make this happen.


That would be marvellous!!!
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#2075204 - 05/01/13 06:29 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
patH Offline
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Registered: 03/09/13
Posts: 561
Loc: Germany
Thanks Saranoya for the organization!

I just booked a hotel room for two nights, close to the railway station Bruxelles Midi.
I plan to arrive on Friday 12th and leave on Sunday 14th. This way, I can go to Brosella, and do a little bit of tourism.
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#2078122 - 05/06/13 05:23 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Dear friends,
I was looking for a space in Lisbon to organize the 2nd European Piano Party next year.

Then, I received this e-mail from Yahama Iberia:
"Puedes ampliarme informacion de en que consiste la Europe Piano Party? igual podriamos hacer algo juntos."

Free translation: "Can you send more information about European Piano Party? We can do something together."

I explained what is the concept of PW, the number of members (~70.0000), and what is a Piano Party. I attached several links to PW.

So, I can't promise, but with a little bit of luck we can have the sponsorship of Yamaha in 2014, in Lisbon.
What do you think about it?
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#2078130 - 05/06/13 05:56 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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just give plenty of notice so I can plan my escape from Australia
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#2078145 - 05/06/13 06:55 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
PaperClip Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 521
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Sounds great if Yamaha would help us to find a space for the piano party.
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#2078167 - 05/06/13 08:10 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
casinitaly Offline

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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
Dear friends,
I was looking for a space in Lisbon to organize the 2nd European Piano Party next year.

Then, I received this e-mail from Yahama Iberia:
"Puedes ampliarme informacion de en que consiste la Europe Piano Party? igual podriamos hacer algo juntos."

Free translation: "Can you send more information about European Piano Party? We can do something together."

I explained what is the concept of PW, the number of members (~70.0000), and what is a Piano Party. I attached several links to PW.

So, I can't promise, but with a little bit of luck we can have the sponsorship of Yamaha in 2014, in Lisbon.
What do you think about it?





I think that is amazing!
Wonderful!
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#2078172 - 05/06/13 08:19 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Ha! I'll be in Madrid all summer! Too bad it can't be there. On the other hand, I do know where the major Yamama dealer is located! I helped a friend pick out a piano there
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#2078676 - 05/07/13 06:51 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 58
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Hi Saranoya,

Thanks a lot for the great travel info. I've booked my train now as well, non-refundable, so there's no way back now!

I will arrive 9:47 at Brussels and leave late in the evening. With only 1:30 of travel time it is not worthwhile for me to stay for the night.

Looking forward to meeting you all.
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#2078810 - 05/07/13 12:22 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
casinitaly Offline

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It is fun to see the news of people getting transport booked.

I'm looking at accommodations now smile
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#2079315 - 05/08/13 01:23 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 521
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Aargh, my work vacantion in France is until 15 juli and not as I've assumed until 8 juli. I'm in minor mood, because the train ticket is non refundable and worse I miss the 1st european party! I feel VERY stupid and sad!!
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#2079327 - 05/08/13 01:46 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Is your name on the ticket or could you resell it? I haven't booked my trip yet (though I kinda want to stay until Sunday afternoon).
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#2079332 - 05/08/13 01:59 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
PaperClip Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 521
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
No, the ticket is on name and not resellable. frown
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#2079384 - 05/08/13 03:40 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: PaperClip]
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Brussels, July 13/14! Oh, no!!! What a pity cry that I cannot join!!! I am leaving for summer holidays on the 9th of July. Really, really pity. I would like to meet all of you. Perhaps, next time...
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#2079621 - 05/09/13 02:48 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: PaperClip]
casinitaly Offline

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Originally Posted By: PaperClip
No, the ticket is on name and not resellable. frown


That's such a pity Chris! Can you at least exchange it for a different ticket on a different day? I know we can do that here in Italy with most train tickets.

I'm sorry you won't be able to join us. frown
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#2079706 - 05/09/13 07:59 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
PaperClip Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 521
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
Maybe I can change date. However the ticket is not a big problem. That's the risk of buying a non refundable one.

But I looked out so much for the piano party. :-(

Maybe I could come back two days earlier from France, but I'm not sure.
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