2020 (2021) BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Big congratulations to the winners of our competition last Sunday. This year’s competition was funded by a generous donation from Henry Atterbury, a long-serving committee member who sadly passed away last year.

First Prize Dmitrii Kalashnikov (RCM)
Second Prize Charles Chun Him Tam (GSMD)
Third Prize Eden Agranad Meged (RAM)

Carola Grindea Audience Prize Charles Chun Him Tam (GSMD)

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We would like to thank Radley College (Oxford) for their hospitality and for the use of their Steinway Concert Grand.

The BPSE presents a virtual concert given by the brilliant Thomas Kelly, who won our Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in 2019. The concert is scheduled on Tuesday 10 November 2020, 1pm (GMT).

We are extremely grateful to St. Mary’s Perivale Church (http://www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/) for helping us with the professional recording of this concert.

Jonathan Östlund Mondspiegel – Fantasia on Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ (mvt.1) (World Premiere)
 Fantasia Op.77
Schumann Carnaval Op.9

Programme Notes: https://bit.ly/3k6A0Qw

Rewatch our 6 online Summer Online Concerts…

featuring Rose McLachlan, Florian Mitrea, Yoko Misumi, Sebastian Benedict Flore, Maksim Štšura, Tess Uys & Ben Shoeman, Callum Mclachlan, Julian Jacobson, Dinara Klinton, MinJung Baek, Sasha Grynyuk, Alexander Ullman, Alexander Soares, and James Brawn.

Online Concert 1

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Rose McLachlan, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No.3 in E flat

Florian Mitrea, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.53 in C ‘Waldstein’

Online Concert 2

Friday 24 July 2020

Yoko Misumi, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.14 No.1 in E major

Sebastian-Benedict Flore, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.14 No.2 in G major

Online Concert 3

Friday 31 July 2020
1pm (BST)

Maksim Štšura, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.79 in G

Tessa Uys & Ben Schoeman, piano duo
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 Transcribed for four hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka

Online Concert 4

Friday 7 August 2020
1pm (BST)

Callum McLachlan, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.7 in E flat

Julian Jacobson, piano (BPSE Chair)
Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No.2 in D minor ‘Tempest’

Dinara Klinton, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.54 in F

Online Concert 5

Friday 14 August 2020
1pm (BST)

MinJung Baek, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.10 No.3 in D

Sasha Grynyuk
Beethoven Sonata Op.101 in A

Online Concert 6

Monday 24 August 2020
1pm (BST)

Alexander Ullman, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.57 in F minor ‘Appassionata’

Alexander Soares, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.78 in F sharp major

James Brawn, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.109 in E

We are extremely grateful to our artists, as well as the staff and technicians at Charlton House and the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, for making it possible for our Society to continue this concert series in this special year of Beethoven’s 250th.

Online Concert

In place of our cancelled event due to COVID-19, the BPSE presents a pre-recorded virtual concert with the brilliant pianists Tolga Atalay Ün and Lee Jae Phang. This concert is scheduled on Monday 20 April 2020 at 1pm (BST) as a part of the 35 Pianists for 35 Sonatas cycle. Watch and listen with us to continue the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th.

Berg Piano Sonata Op.1 performed by Tolga Atalay Ün
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.22 in B flat performed by Lee Jae Phang

We would like to thank Tolga and Lee Jae for collaborating with us on this unusual and unique occasion.

2020 BPSE Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Huge congratulations to the winners of our competition yesterday:

First Prize Clara Sherratt (RCM)
Second Prize James Wang (RNCM)
Third Prize Devin Liu (RAM)

(from left to right)
Julian Jacobson (Jury member and BPSE Chair)
Clara Sherratt
James Wang
Nicolas Sanschagrin
Karl Lutchmayer (Jury member)
Leslie Howard (Jury Chair)
Mariam Loladze-Meredith
Alex Wyatt
Thomas Park

We would like to thank UCS for their hospitality and for the use of their Steinway Concert Grand.

Fundraising Concert on 8 February 2020

We are overwhelmed by 5 incredible, world-class performances of all Beethoven’s Piano & Cello Sonatas. It was a successful evening with a full house! Our deepest gratitude to the Razumovsky Academy for their generous hospitality and to the London Cello Society for their support.

(from right to left) Raphael Wallfisch, Tamaki Sugimoto, Oleg Kogan, Selma Gokcen, Gwendolyn Mok, Julian Jacobson © BPSE


2019 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Congratulations to all the pianists who participated in our competition last week!

We are delighted to announce the fantastic results:
First Prize Thomas Kelly (Royal College of Music)
Second Prize and Audience Prize Luke Jones (Royal Northern College of Music)
Third Prize Daisuke Yoshida (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

(from left to right) Prizewinners – Diasuke Yoshida, Luke Jones, Thomas Kelly & Jury Members – Anthony Williams, Angela Brownridge, Bryce Morrison