Program for the 38th International EPTA Conference

Sep. 22
12:00-14:00 Registration in front of Kaldalón Hall, Harpa
14:00-14:30 Opening ceremony
14:30-15:00 Georg Frederick Litterst and Dr.Stella Branzburg Sick
Teaching with interactive technologies
15:00-15:30 Patrick Jovell
Digital Fear – Can the teacher be replaced?
15:30-16:00 Jean-Jacques Dünki
Music: A sign language
16:00-16:30 Coffee break + Book presentation
16:30-17:00 Grace Choi
Encouraging Improvisation through 18c Performance Practise in Collegiate class piano
17:00-17:30 Kristinn Örn Kristinsson
Teaching tone in the 21st century – Old methods or new methods?
17:30-18:00 Miha Haas
How to play piano with colour: A new answer to the old question
18:00-19:00 Welcome drinks in Bjortuloft Harpa
19:30-21:30 Concert in Harpa €26
Sep. 23
09:00-09:30 Radmila Stojkovic
Embracing the challenge of the critical point in teaching children the classical skills
09:30-10:00 Dr.Katarina Nummi-Kuisma
Intergrating basic music theory into piano lessons from the beginning
10:00-10:30 Dr.Murray McLachlan
Ferruccio Busoni: Creativity in Motion
10:30-11:00 Coffee break and Book presentation
11:00-11:30 Works composed for EPTA Iceland piano competitions
11:30-12:00 Marjes Benoist
How to teach talent, paradoxes, challenges and triggers
12:00-12:30 Erica Booker
The benefits of ergonomically scaled piano keyboards for smaller handed pianists: Levelling the playing field
12:30-14:00 Lunch break – open Kawai in Ríma hall
14:00-14:30 Dr.Nína Margrét Grímsdóttir
Icelandic Romanticism -A Welcome Addition to the Scandinavian Piano Literature
14:30-15:00 Dr.Randall Faber
Developing Musical Minds and Hearts
15:00-15:30 Dr.Randall Faber
Developing Musical Minds and Hearts
15:30-16:00 Coffee break and Poster session with Rhonda Boyle
16:00-16:15 Dr.Gary Ingles
MTNA: A “Glocal” Partnership
16:15-16:45 Ron Regev
Teaching piano in the digital age: Revisiting sheet music and teaching aids, from the 18th century to our time
16:45-17:15 Concert : Edda Erlendsdóttir
Works by Tómas Manoury, Úlfur Hansson, H.Dutilleux
17:15-22:00 Conference tour and dinner €99
Sight seeing tour and dinner
Sep. 24
09:15-09:45 Robijn Tilanus
Improvisation and harmony as a natural part of piano teaching in the 21st century
09:45-10:15 Guido Gavazzi
Fun & play method for piano dalcroze (IBook for IPad)
10:15-10:45 Coffee break and Poster session with Dina Savvidou
10:45-11:15 Andrew Higgins
Why creativity – Has all the music we will ever need already been written?
11:15-11:45 Sindri Már Heimisson
Piano technology – from past to present
11:45-14:00 Lunch break and AGM meeting
12:00-14:00 AGM Meeting
14:00-14:30 Dr.Kristín Jónína Taylor
Pedagogical aspects of the solo piano works of Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson
14:30-15:00 Linda Christensen
Technology to increase student engagement and motivation
15:00-15:30 Coffee break and Books presentation
15:30-16:00 Concert: Marcella Crudeli, Carlotta Masci and Leonardo Laviola
Works by D.Cimarosa and G.Rossini
16:30 Transfer to a formal reception
Sep. 25
10:00-10:30 Kári Árnason
Incorporating health promotion and injury prevention into music teaching
10:30-11:00 Justin Krawitz
Beginning method books – blessing or curse?
11:00-11:30 Susan Chan
Modern Chinese teaching pieces: A multimedia lecture recital
11:30-12:00 Coffee break + Book presentation
12:00-12:30 Peter Jutras
It´s never too late: Teaching Adult piano students
12:30-13:00 Júlíana Rún Indriðadóttir
A journey through the history of Icelandic traditional and classical music
13:00 End of Conference
13:00-19:30 Golden Circle tour by bus €80