EPTA Finland will hold its Annual National Conference in Imatra
from Saturday 10th to Sunday11th of February 2024.
The National Piano Conference takes place at the Virta Music Institute
at Virastokatu 1, 55100 Imatra
Saturday 10th February
11h00 Opening of the Conference
Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association, Sarianna Purtilo, Rector of the Virta Music Institute
11h05 Introducing the piano faculty of the Virta Music Institute
11h10 Student Concert performed by students of the Virta Music Institute
11h45 Presenting the piano group teaching at Virta Music Institute
12h00 Presenting the piano group teaching at Turku Conservatory, Maija Marjokorpi
12h15 Presenting the piano group teaching at Espoo Music Institute, Rebekka Angervo
12h30 Discussion of group teaching, moderated by Rebekka Angervo
13h00 Lunch (at own cost) and Exhibition of sheet music
14h30 American Piano Music by Mackenzie Melemed
15h30 Thoughts on teaching how to practice by Niklas Pokki
16h45 Annual Meeting
19h00 Evening Recital by Johannes Piirto (Chopin, Messiaen)
20h45 Social Evening in the Restaurant Linnasali at Scandic Hotel Imatran Valtionhotelli (buffet 30€)
Sunday, 11th February
11h00 Piano music of Ilmari Hannikainen by Jenni Lappalainen
12h00 Guest hour: Johannes Piirto interviewed by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen
12h30 Break and Exhibition of sheet music
13h00 Discussion of the Curriculum, moderated by Iina Harjula, education manager in Helsinki Conservatory
15h00 Closing of the Conference
Members and students 85€
Others (non-members) 135€
No separate daily fees
Buffet meal 30€ of the Social evening should be paid in advance by registration.
Please registrate by paying the participation fee and the possible buffet fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association
IBAN: FI55 1014 3000 1414 87
by 11th January 2024 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment. Further information: email@example.com
The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2023 may pay the member’s participation fee.
The participation fees and the buffet 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 11th January 2024 to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to mention the name of your institute.
There is a room quota reserved for the participants of the conference during 10.-11.2.2024
Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli
tel +358 5 7899300
1 per 115€/day, 2 pers 135€/day
1 per 155€/day, 2 pers 175€/day
The prices include rich breakfast with organic products, wireless internet and customer´s sauna (in the evening).
Please, make the reservation at latest 11th of January 2024 from the reservation center www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode=BPIA090224
or directly from the hotel by using the code BPIA090224
On Saturday, 10th of February, after the Evening concert, we gather in the Restaurant Linnansali at Scandic Hotel Imatran Valtionhotelli where a buffet meal is served for 30€. The buffet is to be paid in advance upon registration. Please indicate your special dietary requirements when registering.
Shrimp skagen (L,G)
Bread selection with spread
Fried chicken breast and champions in Marsala sauce (L,G)
Warm smoked salmon and chive butter sauce (L,G)
Vegetable kofta patties and chili mayonnaise (L,G)
Parsley potatoes (L,G)
Cheesecake and strawberry Melba (L)
CALL FOR MEETING
The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 11th February 2024 at 16h45 at the Virta Music Institute.
The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.