• SOLD OUT Annual Holiday Party - December 2, 2018!!
    This great Meetup event is now SOLD OUT and we've closed it to receiving additional attendees! For those who have bought their tickets... we'll we'll see you there! ------------------------------------ AmateurPianists will be celebrating the holidays in grand style, at the Walter Munk Residence in La Jolla. This is a gorgeous private home with stunning ocean view and expansive gardens, and a Steinway grand piano. We will have vocal entertainment, open mic for pianists, raffle and of course food and beverages! Thanks to the generosity of the Munks, this event will be available to us for $30 per person. This not-to-be-missed event will be a great way celebrate a wonderful year of music with AmateurPianists, so bring your friends. All ticketed attendees will receive an email with information on the venue address, parking and other party details. (Please note that if you clicked "Are you going" for this event on Meetup.com but did not also buy a ticket, you were not properly registered for the party.)

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  • Duets & More!
    (Note change in recital date from September to October.) For our October recital, our theme is duets. And, we also welcome solo requests. Please let us know if you would like to perform. For duets, of course we would love lots of two piano pieces, but you may also play a duet with another instrument or voice. For example, piano + violin, piano + flute, piano trio or piano quintet. If you would like to perform, please email [masked] with the names of your collaborators, the full name of the piece, the composer, and the duration. Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request as soon as possible as the program could fill up quickly. Submittals after the Wednesday before the recital are not assured of a performance slot. Musicians are asked to contribute $10.00 each for ensemble performance. Please click here to pay: https://secure.meetup.com/Amateur-Pianists-San-Diego/contribute/. About AmateurPianists We have monthly recitals for pianists throughout the year with March reserved for women composers and October open to duets and piano ensembles. There is no recital in November and December is for our holiday party.

    Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Community Room

    10301 Scripps Lake Drive · San Diego, CA

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  • Benefit Concert featuring Alevtyna Dobina
    Alevtyna Dobina is one of the brightest young Ukrainian pianists of this generation. Born in Kiev to a family of musicians, she has thrilled audiences throughout the world, including US, Brazil, Russian, Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia and Estonia with her profound and breathtaking interpretations. She is a winner of many international competitions and has collaborated with other famous musicians. She was awarded the exclusive title of Scholar of the President by the President of Ukraine. She recently completed her Masters degree from the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitat in Austria with honors. Tickets are $50 each and include a wine and cheese reception after the concert when you can meet the artist and network. All proceeds will go towards the San Diego 2019 International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. To buy tickets, please click on this link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amateurpianists-benefit-concert-tickets-47625919407?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Thank you for your support of AmateurPianists!

    Private Residence

    5945 Rutgers Road · La Jolla, ca

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  • The Art of Piano Practice
    Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He is also known for his engaging and informative lecture-recitals. Peter's work at the piano, as well as his teaching, is based on the pedagogical traditions of the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. He was a student there of Jan Ekier, editor of the urtext Complete Works of Chopin. It was from this approach, relatively unknown in the US, that he developed his teaching philosophy. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he was Artist in Residence in Piano at Palomar College, as well Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department. Peter will present "The Art of Piano Practice" based on over 40 years of teaching and performing to showcase practical and effective ways to make each session at the piano productive. AmateurPianists is charging a small fee to defray the cost of this lecture. Payment can be made via this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-piano-practice-by-peter-gach-tickets-48777190891?aff=ebapi Thank you for supporting AmateurPianists!

    Greene Music

    7480 Miramar Road · San Diego, CA

    $10.00
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  • August Recital
    All piano music is welcome at our August recital! You are invited to attend this free piano recital showcasing amateur pianists of all levels from our community. Please attend to show your support! If you would like to perform, please email [masked] with the name of your piece, the composer, and the duration of your piece. Performers, 18 years or older, are allocated a maximum of 10 minutes each. Please submit your request by the Wednesday before the recital so we can prepare the program. Pianists are asked to contribute $20.00 for the opportunity to perform publicly on a grand piano. In the case of duets or ensembles, each pianist would be asked to contribute $15.00. Please click here to pay: https://secure.meetup.com/Amateur-Pianists-San-Diego/contribute/. About AmateurPianists We have monthly recitals throughout the year with March reserved for women composers and October open to duets and piano ensembles. There is no recital in November and December is for our holiday party.

    Greene Music

    7480 Miramar Road · San Diego, CA

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  • Summer Piano Recital
    It's summer time! Our summer recital is a recital for all piano music. If you would like to play, please email [masked] with the name of your piece, the composer, and the length of the piece. Any piece is welcome. Performers are asked to donate $20.00, which goes towards the cost of recitals. Donations can easily be made online by clicking here: www.AmateurPianists.org and then clicking the yellow Donate button at the bottom. Our yearly schedule is as follows (Note that this is subject to change): Jan: Winter Piano Recital Feb: Romantic Classics March: Women Composers April: Piano Palooza May: Latin Music June: no recital July: Summer Piano Recital August: all music welcome September: Duets and more October: Fall Piano Recital December: Holiday Celebration

    Greene Music

    7480 Miramar Road · San Diego, CA

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  • Latin Music Recital
    Do you love latin music? Please join us at our may recital which features music from Spain and Latin America. Hope to see you there! If you would like to play, please email [masked] with the name of your piece, the composer, and the length of the piece. Any piece is welcome, but priority will be given to those who wish to play a piece that is by a latin composer or a piece which features latin rhythms. Performers are asked to pay $20.00, which goes toward the cost of reserving recital venues. Payment can easily be made online through our Chip in feature by clicking here (https://secure.meetup.com/Amateur-Pianists-San-Diego/contribute/). Our yearly schedule is as follows ( Note that this is subject to change): Jan: Winter Piano Recital Feb: Romantic Classics March: Women Composers April: Paino Palooza May: Latin Music June: Impressionism and beyond July: Summer Piano Recital August: Original Compositions September: Duets and more October: Fall Piano Recital December: Holiday Celebration

    La Jolla Library

    7555 Draper Ave · La Jolla

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  • Piano Palooooooooooza!
    Piano! Piano! Piano! Can't get enough piano? Come celebrate everyones favorite instrument with a fun day filled with lectures, performances, master classes*, member recitals, and more. There will be a sign up sheet at registration the day of the event for the member recital. Schedule coming soon- stay tuned! Tickets are $20.00 without lunch, and $30.00 with lunch. Lunch will be a sandwich with chips and dessert. To register, please email [masked] and notify us if you would like to include lunch. Please also specify if you need a vegetarian lunch. Payment can easily be made online through our Chip in feature by clicking here (https://secure.meetup.com/Amateur-Pianists-San-Diego/contribute/). Ticket holders can attend any and all events at the Piano Palooza. All proceeds will go towards the 2019 International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. *If you would like to play in a masterclass, please email us the name of the piece you would like to play along with the composer and the length. There will be a small additional charge to perform for the the master class.

    Q Lecture Hall (Auditorium), Qualcomm

    6455 Lusk Boulevard · San Diego, CA

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  • Recital of Women Composers
    Come celebrate music by and for women at our annual recital for women's history month. Come play music by women composers or play music that was written about or for women. some examples: (1) music by women composers (e.g. Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Teresa Carreno, Clara Schumann, Sofia Gubaidulina) (2) music that was written about women (e.g. "Fur Elise", Schumann's "Abegg Variations" or some of the pieces from "Carnaval", Turina's "Mujeres espanolas") (3) music that was dedicated to women (e.g. many works of Chopin) Would you like to perform for this recital? There is availability for up to (8) pianists to join us. A performance fee of $20 pay-for-play fee goes directly towards our operating costs. To perform, please email [masked] and include the name of the piece(s), the composer(s) full name, and duration (up to 10 minutes). Payment of $20 can easily be made online through our Chip in feature by clicking here (https://secure.meetup.com/Amateur-Pianists-San-Diego/contribute/). Attendees at our piano recitals should be ages 7 and up. Pianists who wish to perform need to be ages 18 and up. Please note that due to a high demand of requests to perform, our Meetup members are permitted to play up to three recitals per year, at a maximum of two consecutive events. Thank you for supporting AmateurPianists!

    Greene Music

    7480 Miramar Road · San Diego, CA

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