Annual Conference in Mikkeli 8t-9th Feb 2020

XLIV NATIONAL PIANO CONFERENCE IN MIKKELI 8th – 9th February 2020
Epta-Finland will hold its Annual National Conference at the Mikkeli Music Institute from Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th of February 2020.
The Piano Conference takes place at the Mikkeli Music Institute, Maaherrankatu 10, 50100 Mikkeli, tel.+358 (0) 440213831 (office).
Programme
Saturday 8th February 2020
10h00 Registration and coffee (Registration continues 13.00-14.30)

11h15 Opening of the Conference

11h30 “Climbing up the Music Ladders-
New Piano Group Teaching methods in Finland”/ Rebekka Angervo

12h30 Children’s Lied/ Marjukka Eskelinen and Saara-Maija Strandman

13h00 Lunch (at own cost)

14h00 Presentations
• Nordic Animals and Young Pianists/ Sini Lavastre
• Book presentation: Free Hands- a Guide to Piano playing and Improvisation/ Stefanie Tuurna
• Yhdessä pianolla/ Hanna Elomaa and Päivi Kantanen
• MusicFairyTales/ Teemu Laasanen
• Hyvänmielen nuottikoulu/ Laura Marila
15h30 In the footsteps of the Baroque/ Singing, Speech, Step and Affect/ professor Tuija Hakkila
16h15 Coffee and Exhibition of Notes

16h45 Annual Meeting
– Break –
19h00 Evening Concert by Saimaa Sinfonietta and piano soloists at the Concert Hall Mikaeli
Eero Heinonen; Beethoven – Piano Concerto no 4 G Major
Fanny Söderström; Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto no 1 g minor

NOTICE! Before the concert a Reception of the city of Mikkeli at the Concert Hall Mikaeli
(Sointukatu 1, 50100 Mikkeli)

After the concert an evening gathering at the restaurant of Hotel Scandic Mikkeli (Mikonkatu 9, 50100 Mikkeli).
An abundant buffet dinner will be offered at a price of 28€. The buffet will be paid directly at the restaurant.
NOTICE! A Sign Up needed! If you’ll take part to the evening gathering, please, sign up at the same time with your registration.

Sunday, 9th February 2020

11h00 Student Concert/ Lauri Kilpiö: “Memories and Impressions” (premiere)
performed by the young pianists of the Mikkeli Music Institute

11h45 The Pianist and Beethoven/ professor Eero Heinonen

12h45 Coffee and Exhibition of Notes

13h00 Panel Discussion “How to maintain the concert culture”
Katariina Liimatainen, moderator with Maria Ala-Hannula and Jyrki Lähteenmäki

14h30 Closing of the Conference

Registration
NOTICE!
Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association IBAN: FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 BIC/SWIFT: NDEAFIHH by 10th January 2020 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.
Participation fees
Members and students 90€
Pensioners 60€
Others (non-members) 140€
The price includes the concert ticket (value 10€).
No separate daily fees.
The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2019 may pay the member’s participation fee.
The reservation fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.
NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 10th January 2020 to the email address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.
NOTICE! Sign up for dinner! There will be an evening gathering and buffet dinner (28€) at the Hotel Scandic Mikkeli after the concert on Saturday. If you’ll participate, please, sign up at the same time with your registration.
CALL FOR THE MEETING
The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 8th February 2020 at 16h45 at the Mikkeli Music Institute, Maaherrankjatu 10, 50100 Mikkeli.
The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.
Accommodation
There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:
Scandic Mikkeli
Mikonkatu 9, 50100 Mikkeli
tel. +358 300 870 422
mikkeli@scandichotels.com

1 per Standard/ 95€/day
2 pers Standard/ 115€/day
Superior 1 per /115€/ day
Superior 2 pers/ 135€/day
Family room 1 per/ 105€/day
Family room 2 pers/ 125€/day
Extra bed for a person over 13 yrs./ 20€/ day

The prices include buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi and customer´s sauna. The participants should make the reservations by themselves directly from the hotel or from the booking centre, websites www.scandichotels.fi by 25th January 2020. Remember to mention the code BPIA080220 when making the reservation.
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Mikkeli
Porrassalmenkatu 9, 50100 Mikkeli
tel. 010 764 2100
vaakuna.mikkeli@sokoshotels.fi

1 per Standard/ 91€/day
2 pers Standard/ 111€/day
The prices include buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi and customer´s sauna. The participants should make the reservations by themselves directly from the hotel or from the booking centre, websites www.sokoshotels.fi by 10th January 2020. Remember to mention the code BPIANO20 when making the reservation.

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