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Had great fun working on this recording, so I look forward to hearing the end result. Manchester Camerata with...

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Monday, 10 October 2016

This has been such fun! It's going to be a great disc.

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Elegence personified! Noriko 小川 OGAWA典子 NORIKO demonstrated tonight some beautiful and perfectly crafted Debussy and Chopin, and an unexpectedly impressive forearm and forehead smash...!!

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Friday, 12 February 2016

Spectacular seting for tonight's concert and a lovely piano - the high vaulted ceiling creates a challenging acoustic...

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Friday, 22 January 2016

My favourite (work) thing - matching two pianos - for tonight's piano duo prize. Great fun. And a doddle compared to the...

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Back home after a lovely weekend of nostalgia, great company and delicious food. And a bit of work. Visited Cockermouth,...

Posted by Marianne Bailey on Sunday, 31 January 2016

We are most grateful to Marianne Bailey, our brilliant Head Piano Technician at Royal Northern College of Music for...

Posted by Tune-In Nepal on Saturday, 30 May 2015

With just a few hours left before our Piano Week 2015 launch concert, our piano technician Marianne Bailey is hard at...

Posted by Ribble Valley International Piano Week on Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Autumn 2012

Appointed to the position of Head of Piano Technical services at the Royal Northern College of Music, the premier conservatoire in the North of England.
This prestigious part time role includes responsibilty for the maintenance of the extensive premium piano stock at the RNCM (127 Steinway and Yamaha pianos) in four public venues, studios, teaching and practice rooms.
The piano stock is all relatively new - less than 7 years old - and includes 2 fine Steinway model D grands and a Yamaha CFIIIs concert grand, played in performance by the world's most discerning and well-respected pianists.

The commitment to the RNCM, which is predominatly during term time, still allows me to fulfill my appointments to my exisiting and new private customers in the Lancashire region.
 
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24th November - 1st December 2012
Yamaha's piano technician in sole charge of the maintenance and preparation of the Yamaha CFX concert grand at the James Mottram International Piano Competition
to be held at the RNCM. James Mottram International Piano Competition 2012
It was rewarding to be involved in the James Mottram International Piano Competition in November 2012,at the RNCM but working on behalf of Yamaha to prepare their wonderful CFX concert grand piano for the competitors and for the Masterclasses which were given by a distinguished jury, including Pascal Roge. Hiro Misuno from Yamaha Artist Services was also present for the selection process. https://en-gb.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=431766950222339&set=pb.140415136024190.-2207520000.1354564237&type=3&theater
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8th - 14th July 2012

Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2012

Martin Roscoe
Peter Donohoe
Ian Buckle
Jin Ju
Clare Hammond
Martin Sturfalt
Mikhell Poll
Vertavo Quartet
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31st May - 3rd June 2012
Malvern Piano Festival

Angela Hewitt
John Lill
Tim Minchin
Nikolai Demidenko
Harry Harris
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15th May 2012
Stephen Hough and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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July 2011
Ribble Valley International Piano Week

14th/15th July 2011
Anthony Hewitt and Alexandra Dariescu recitals at RVIPW
12th/13th July 2011
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Martin Roscoe recitals at RVIPW 
10/11th July 2011
Cropper/Welsh /Roscoe Trio and Chiao-Ying Chang recitals at RVIPW

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Read about this years RVIPW and the CFX grand on Yamaha's website; click here.
Read about the development of the CFX grand
 

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16th March 2011
Launch recital by Martin Roscoe for Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2011

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11th March 2011
Slava Sidorenko at North Fylde Music circle

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24th September 2010
Ashley Wass at North Fylde Music Circle

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15th September 2010
Harris Music Club
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10th July 2010 - 17th July 2010

Ribble Valley International Piano Week

Highly favourable comments from this years' Pianists about the Yamaha CFIIIs which was very generously loaned by Yamaha for the week.
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27th April 2010

Steven Osborne with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Preston Guildhall


24th April 2010

Steven Osborne  at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven

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22nd April 2010

Ian Fountain at the BDP Music Society

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Ribble Valley International Piano Week 2010

The dates have been announced for this summer's (2010) RVIPW:
10th July  7.45pm   : Martino Tirimo
12th July  12 noon  : Alexandra Dariescu
13th July  7.45pm   : Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
14th July  12 noon  : Martin Roscoe
15th July  7.45pm   : Cropper Welsh Roscoe Trio
16th July  12 noon  : Richard Uttley
17th July  7.00pm   : Tasmin Little (violin) and Martin Roscoe


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26th March 2010

Alexandra Dariescu at North Fylde Music Circle


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24th March 2010

Frankfurt Musikmesse
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23rd March 2010

Yamaha CFX piano launch party


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3rd March 2010

Yamaha YPTG seminar, Milton Keynes


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16th February 2010


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Industry news

Yamaha announce launch of a new range of Premium Pianos

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21st January 2010

Ian Fountain at the BDP Music Society
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19th January 2010

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet  at Preston Guildhall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
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16th January 2010

Sasha Grynyuk at Royal Lytham Golf Club

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25th November 2009

YPTG seminar

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 10th November 2009

Kathryn Stott at Preston Guildhall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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9th October 2009

Angela Hewitt,at the King George's Hall Blackburn with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.