the Beethoven PIANO Society of Europe

The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe constitutes an international forum for professional and amateur pianists, teachers, musicologists and music lovers for the greater appreciation of Beethoven’s piano music in all its aspects. The Society’s primary aims are the promotion of the authentic interpretation of all of Beethoven’s music for or involving piano, orchestral, chamber or vocal genres, and the deeper awareness of his pianistic oeuvre as a whole.

Our activities concern the enrichment of performance, interpretation and reception, and include lecture-recitals, study days and masterclasses by international scholars and concert artists, concert series which offer a special platform to young artists of promise and established professionals, as well as competitions and concerts and publications.

Life of Beethoven


26may1:00 pm2:00 pmYuki Negishi plays Beethoven, Robert Mitchell, Melanie Spanswick and more on 30 June 2023St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

21jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 1: Dominic DoutneyRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

28jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 2: Xiaowen ShangRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

04aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 3: Robert HaoRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

11aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 4: Fatjona MaliqiRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

Support Us

Our principal financial support comes from membership subscriptions and donations. If you like our work, please consider becoming a member or making a one-off or recurring donation to support the production of the Society’s journal Arietta, the running of our free lunchtime concert series and annual Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competitions. You can help with just £5.


Arietta Volume 9 (2020)

Beethoven 250th Anniversary Special Edition (hard copy) featuring articles by Barry Cooper, Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chair)...

Launched in September 2020

Latest News

BPSE Summer Festival 2023

Four consecutive Fridays, 1pm at Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C …

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Yuanfan Yang, piano & composition (Lunchtime Recital)

Date: Monday 24 April 2023 12:15–1:15pm Venue: Reform Club Library, 104 Pall …

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Cristian Sandrin: Beethoven, Visions of Life

Romanian-British pianist Cristian Sandrin examines the intricate pianism and the complex narratives …

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BPSE 2023 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Junior Intercollegiate Piano …

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Surprises at the 21st BPSE Senior Competition, 26 March 2023

First Prize Xiaowen Shang Second Prize Sinae Sung Third Prize Nick Zhou …

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Julian Jacobson plays Beethoven, Mozart, Ravel, Debussy and Rachmaninoff on 5 April 2023

Date/Time: Wednesday 5 April 2023, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, …

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BPSE recordings

Lunchtime recital by Michael Foyle (violin) and Julian Jacobson (piano)

9 Apr 2021

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BPSE Online Concert | Aristo Sham plays Beethoven Op.106 'Hammerklavier'

16 nov. 2020

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BPSE Online Prizewinner's

10 nov. 2020

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Beethoven Op.57 "Appassionata"

24 ago. 2020

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Beethoven Op.10 No.3

14 ago. 2020