Epta-Finland will hold its Annual National Conference at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori on Saturday 6th February 2016.

The program includes a lecture-recital about the Finnish composer Selim Palmgren, demonstrations of e.g. group teaching, a student concert of Palmgren Conservatory as well as an Evening recital by Ivari Ilja.

The Piano Conference takes place at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori, Rautatienpuistokatu 7, 28130 Pori. tel. +358 2 621 5411 / +358 44 701 5411


Saturday 6th February 2016

10h00 Registration and coffee (Registration continues 12:45-13:15)
10h45 Opening of the Conference
             Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association
11h00 Student Concert
11h45 Group teaching demonstration -Tips for versatile piano group teaching
Karla Suvanto
12h45  Lunch (at own cost)
Registration continues 12.45-13.15
14h15 New Releases
            Colour keys (Arja Suorsa-Rannanmäki)
BlockPiano (Mika Westerlund)
            Arieli fairy tale (Harri Sarvela)
Accompaniments of the scales (Pekka Jylhä)
15h15 Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments
15h45 Annual Meeting
– Break –
19h30 Evening Recital by Ivari Ilja
(the program will be announced later)
21h00 Reception of the city of Pori
Stand-up meal, The City Hall of Pori

 Sunday, 7th February 2016

11h00 The known and unknown Palmgren –discovered treasures of pianolyrics
Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson
12h00  Coffee and Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments
12h30  Guest hour
Ivari Ilja interviewed by Katariina Liimatainen
13h15 Audience discussion “Where do you go, piano playing in the provinces?”
Chairman Junio Kimanen
14h45  Closing of the Conference


Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 by 7th January 2016 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (nonmembers) 130€

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 2015 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 7th January 2016 to the email address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.


There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

Scandic Pori
Itsenäisyydenkatu 41, 28100 Pori
tel. +358 2 624 900
1 per Standard 80€/day
2 pers Standard 95€/day

The prices include buffet breakfast and customer´s sauna. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The participants should make the reservations by themselves directly from the hotel by 7th January 2016. Remember to mention the code PIA050216 when making the reservation.


The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 15h 45 at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori, Rautatienpuistokatu 7, 28130 Pori. The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.

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