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Chair

PenelopeROSKELL

Penelope ROSKELL
Chair

Date of appointment: December 1, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Penelope Roskell is Professor of Piano and Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London and  Chair of EPTA UK. She is a world leader in the field of injury prevention and recovery and piano advi...


Trustees

YuliaChaplina

Yulia Chaplina
Trustee

Date of appointment: May 23, 2022
Term end year: 2025

Described by International Piano Magazine as “quintessentially Russian” and “with technical fluency and rich tonal shading reminiscent of the great Communist era artists such a...


SusanCraxton

Susan Craxton
Trustee

Date of appointment: January 26, 2020
Term end year: 2025

Sue Craxton studied piano pedagogy with Margaret Murray-McLeod while at Napier College in Edinburgh, where she was awarded a medal for ‘outstanding achievement’. She went on to study with Joseph...


AngelaFogg

Angela Fogg
Trustee

Date of appointment: April 6, 2021
Term end year: 2024

Angela Fogg (MA LRSM CKME MISM FRSA) is a teaching musician leading a double life as teacher of piano and Kodály musicianship. She studied piano with EPTA’s founder Carola Grindea for several ye...


Sharon GOODEY
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Sharon has been teaching piano for over 45 years at various schools, including Felsted and Brentwood and has been committed to EPTA for many years as Regional Organiser for Essex. Her background an...


LewisKESTERTON

Lewis KESTERTON
Trustee

Date of appointment: August 9, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Lewis Kesterton is a classical pianist, teacher, and writer based in London. Following an ambition to become a musician from an early age, he commenced his formal education in 2015 at the Royal Bir...


Gigi CHI YINGLAM

Gigi CHI YING LAM
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Gigi is a musician-educator who was born and raised in Hong Kong. After completing her study at the Royal College of Music, She lectures at the University of Southampton and is the convenor of the ...


NadiaLasserson

Nadia Lasserson
Trustee

Date of appointment: July 2, 2020
Term end year: 2025

Pianist, piano teacher, Associated Board examiner, adjudicator, writer and lecturer living in London as well as Organising Secretary of 


Murraymurraymclachlan

Murray murraymclachlan
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Since making his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 21 under the baton of Sir Alexander Gibson, Murray McLachlan has consistently received outstanding critical acclaim. Educated at Chetham’s ...


OwenMortimer

Owen Mortimer
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Beate TOYKA
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

German born Beate Toyka is a graduate of Cologne Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London where she studied with Hamish Milne. After touring in central and Eastern Europe Beate moved ...


AnthonyWilliams

Anthony Williams
Trustee

Date of appointment: June 19, 2023
Term end year: 2026

Anthony Williams MMus GRSM(Hons) LRAM ARAM Concert pianist, writer, lecturer, ABRSM examiner and moderator, and festival adjudicator, Anthony Williams studied at the Royal Academy of Mu...


President

PiersLANE

Piers LANE
President

Date of appointment: July 20, 2022

Staff

Yvonne Cheng
Administrator

Date of appointment: July 24, 2021

TaliaGirton

Talia Girton
Communications and Social Media Manager

Date of appointment: September 1, 2023

Talia is the founder and director of The Cycling Music Teachers, a collective of piano and voice instructors who travel to student homes by bicycle. Having worked in music education and music thera...


AndrewHiggins

Andrew Higgins
Business Manager and Regional Organisers Coordinator

Date of appointment: September 1, 2023

Andrew Higgins was born in England and after studying Piano at the London College of Music and graduating from the University of Surrey specialising in Composition and Performance with Musicology, ...