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#2091981 - 05/30/13 08:28 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
So, as the 1st EPP is becoming closer and well organized, I'm already preparing the 2nd EPP in Lisbon. Some news:

- Yamaha has not decided if they will help us. I've already the contact of the Yamaha responsible person in Lisbon and I'm waiting for his response. I still don't know "how" they want to help us.

- Meanwhile, my company has called me to visit the space where I'll have to do an audition next 15/Jun - see AOTW thread -. I think it is a kind of auditorium (don't know how many seats it has) and It's located right in the center of Lisbon. I'm going to check the conditions and ask if they want to receive our EPP. The space is an Art Centre, and it has a restaurant, a cyber-café and some art exhibitions, so we can play, eat, rest, and check PW forum smile


Sounds great! I am looking forward to it!


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#2092907 - 05/31/13 01:45 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: casinitaly]
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Just discovered this topic and the fact that there's going to be a piano party at my backdoor.
Unfortunately, I'm leaving Belgium for family holidays on saturday 13, everything is booked, its impossible to join you.

But maybe I can give you a hint if you 're still looking for music for 6 hands. This is what my daughter has been practising at home the last few weeks for her exam (my apologies for the bad sound quality) :

[video:youtube]http://youtu.be/tFt3qtehmII[/video]

I'm sure the party will be fun, enjoy it.

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#2092921 - 05/31/13 02:13 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Kwartvleugle, what a pity you won't be able to make it!

Thank you for the link! Looks like the girls are having fun with the piece, that's for sure!
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#2097644 - 06/07/13 05:15 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Lisbon EPP 2014

Some news:
Yesterday I was in one of the possibles locations for our EPP2014. It is in the Art Center of my company, in Lisbon, and they have a beautiful white Yamaha Baby Grand.
Check the map and use the zoom tool to see the location, here: BESArte - Lisbon


I was invited to test the piano and I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see the space and to talk with the people responsible for the center.

the Piano: the Yamaha is fine. I played for almost an hour (I said I needed just 10 minutes...) and because the piano wasn't in the auditorium I had to play it in the public area, between the entrance and the bar zone. I was "testing" the sound playing by memory some random pieces like "Life", "Password", "Indaco" -the piece I'll play for the contest-, "Julia", "Nuvole Bianche", " Doce Droga", "Canzone populare", and my "Joana's Secrets". It was great, at least no one ran away from the building smile

The Auditorium: It's not a classic auditorium. It's a large room with about 50 seats with a stage at the bottom. I think it's fine for our needs.

The deal: I explained who "we" are (PW people) and what is a EPP. Then, with surprise, they told me they can OFFER the space to us. Yes, it can be FREE! I just have to close the date and to get a formal authorization from them. Nothing is granted, but it's a good possibility.

So, that's all. Again, I wish you a wonderful EPP2013!

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#2097663 - 06/07/13 06:57 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Carlos! That is really wonderful ! How exciting!

When will we have to start looking at the dates in order to book the location??

Now is a bit early for most folks to start thinking about next year's plans, but I imagine they need something like 6 months notice.

It is ridiculous to be excited about 2 parties at the same time, but so what? I am!
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#2097664 - 06/07/13 07:01 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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If they're offering the place to us, it's reasonable to assume there will be some publicity attached, no? Will someone be attending, or recordings being made, or are they just hoping that after the party we're more inclined to buy a Yamaha piano?

Either way, looking forward to that too.
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#2097674 - 06/07/13 07:36 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
Lisbon EPP 2014

Some news:
Yesterday I was in one of the possibles locations for our EPP2014. It is in the Art Center of my company, in Lisbon, and they have a beautiful white Yamaha Baby Grand.
Check the map and use the zoom tool to see the location, here: BESArte - Lisbon


I was invited to test the piano and I wouldn't miss the opportunity to see the space and to talk with the people responsible for the center.

the Piano: the Yamaha is fine. I played for almost an hour (I said I needed just 10 minutes...) and because the piano wasn't in the auditorium I had to play it in the public area, between the entrance and the bar zone. I was "testing" the sound playing by memory some random pieces like "Life", "Password", "Indaco" -the piece I'll play for the contest-, "Julia", "Nuvole Bianche", " Doce Droga", "Canzone populare", and my "Joana's Secrets". It was great, at least no one ran away from the building smile

The Auditorium: It's not a classic auditorium. It's a large room with about 50 seats with a stage at the bottom. I think it's fine for our needs.

The deal: I explained who "we" are (PW people) and what is a EPP. Then, with surprise, they told me they can OFFER the space to us. Yes, it can be FREE! I just have to close the date and to get a formal authorization from them. Nothing is granted, but it's a good possibility.

So, that's all. Again, I wish you a wonderful EPP2013!



Three cheers for that, Carlos. Sign me up! wink
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#2097684 - 06/07/13 08:06 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Allard]
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Cheryl - I think we can wait until January (2014) to book the place.

Allard - I explained that EPP is a kind of "private" party so I'm not expecting to have strange people in the audience. Just someone responsible for the place and ours +1, +2 smile
And this place has nothing to do with the possible support of Yamaha. BESArte has a Yamaha piano, but that's only a coincidence. Don't get confused.
btw: I'm still waiting for Yamaha response about the terms of their support.

Saranoya - Great!
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#2097701 - 06/07/13 08:46 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Carlos, it's great! I hope to be there next year!
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#2097705 - 06/07/13 08:58 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
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CarlosCC, it all sounds so wonderful. Not just the 2014 party but both it and the 2013. I'm green with envy for all of you that are able to attend. smile
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#2097795 - 06/07/13 11:39 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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torquenale, I'm counting with you!

C'mon Ragdoll, pick a plane and come to Lisbon. Why not?
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#2097842 - 06/07/13 12:36 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
torquenale, I'm counting with you!

My family never visited Portugal; I did, but 25 years ago. I have to organize a nice holiday for all of us!
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#2097961 - 06/07/13 03:33 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Hmmmm, I've thought about vacationing in Portugal before.... maybe I need to revive those thoughts.
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#2098027 - 06/07/13 05:45 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: CarlosCC]
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C'mon Ragdoll, pick a plane and come to Lisbon. Why not?


Oh like their gonna give me a passport! Just kidding I have one. grin If I could save the money in time it would be a go. I don't believe in living on charge cards. It took me years to save for my AP. Just my house and car now are on credit. This is a necessity I guess. wink
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#2098038 - 06/07/13 06:05 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Ragdoll]
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C'mon Ragdoll, pick a plane and come to Lisbon. Why not?


Oh like their gonna give me a passport! Just kidding I have one. grin If I could save the money in time it would be a go. I don't believe in living on charge cards. It took me years to save for my AP. Just my house and car now are on credit. This is a necessity I guess. wink


If you start saving now you've probably got a year - maybe even 13 months to save..... it could work out!

and if JimF came too....wow, that would be splendid!

and if you guys need MORE time to save,..... keep in mind 2015 will be Italy (and there is an Expo on in Milan that year too).


Edited by casinitaly (06/07/13 06:06 PM)
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#2098084 - 06/07/13 07:31 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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I hope to get there in 2014, I could use it on a stop over to my native country (Scotland). I have also wanted to do one of the Camino walks since first hearing about them. Either way Italy in 2015 sounds good too.
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#2101743 - 06/12/13 10:01 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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So it's July 13 / 14. I'm missing it by a couple of weeks (sobbing!). I will be in UK for the week of June 24 and can stay over next week for fun but cannot extend it one more week. I will just roam around London and come home on the 4th of July. Anyway, have fun.
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#2101803 - 06/13/13 02:43 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: FarmGirl]
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So it's July 13 / 14. I'm missing it by a couple of weeks (sobbing!). I will be in UK for the week of June 24 and can stay over next week for fun but cannot extend it one more week. I will just roam around London and come home on the 4th of July. Anyway, have fun.


Oh, :((( That is too bad. It would have been absolutely delightful to meet you in person.



Edited by casinitaly (06/13/13 02:43 AM)
Edit Reason: some mornings I can't seem to spell :)
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#2101839 - 06/13/13 06:59 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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ONE MONTH TODAY, TO THE EPP smile

Where is that happy dance smiley ?? smile
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#2101851 - 06/13/13 07:48 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Ooh, I can make Lisbon, I think! I'll be in Madrid that summer and it's only a skip hop and a jump from there to Lisbon!
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#2101894 - 06/13/13 10:02 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
ONE MONTH TODAY, TO THE EPP smile

Where is that happy dance smiley ?? smile


grin thumb Can't wait! We are going to have so much fun! I am making plans for Lisbon 2014 too!
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#2102048 - 06/13/13 03:45 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: casinitaly]
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#2102095 - 06/13/13 05:17 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: JimF]
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Calvin and Hobbes! smile I haven't seen them for ages.
Thanks Giacomo - that's a super happy dance!
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#2106580 - 06/23/13 05:17 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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Perhaps a little late to the party, but I've just booked my train ticket! I should arrive 11:18 in the morning and depart 20:42 the same day. Hopefully that's enough time, including dinner.
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#2106612 - 06/23/13 08:21 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Allard]
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Hey guys,

I just read this entire topic. I think it's a great idea! I just had my first lesson this week so I guess you could say I'm not even a beginner yet grin I just joined this forum and it's too soon for me to go to a piano party because I can not play anything yet and I don't know the people here yet. I like the idea of meeting people with the same passion for the instrument though. I hope by next year I'll be able to play something and join you guys wink
Have fun !
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#2106705 - 06/23/13 12:06 PM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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It's fine, Allard! I live really close to the train station. Remind me to send you a PM with my address before I leave for my scouting trip next Tuesday.

ETA: good to hear of another possible candidate who will help us turn the EPP into a (hopefully) recurring tradition! Welcome to PW!


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#2107035 - 06/24/13 02:32 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Allard]
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Perhaps a little late to the party, but I've just booked my train ticket! I should arrive 11:18 in the morning and depart 20:42 the same day. Hopefully that's enough time, including dinner.


Yippee !

Not even 3 weeks to go now, what fun!!
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#2107625 - 06/25/13 04:11 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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So I was consulting Google Maps to see how to get from the train station to Saranoya's place. Apparently there's a street named after me, Allardstraat laugh
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#2107647 - 06/25/13 06:03 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Allard]
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So I was consulting Google Maps to see how to get from the train station to Saranoya's place. Apparently there's a street named after me, Allardstraat laugh


Well - that's amusing.
I doubt I'll find any streets named after me !! lol
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#2107649 - 06/25/13 06:21 AM Re: European Piano Party [Re: Saranoya]
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I'll miss the 1st EPP, but I'll be in Brussels on 20/21 June (1 week after your EPP). Maybe I still go to hear the "echoes" of your performances... smile
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