Next Online Concert

We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Charlton House in bringing our free lunchtime recitals, scheduled in July and August, to your homes.

Six concerts in our 35 pianists for 35 sonatas series will premiere online, featuring the original line-up of pianists and sonatas. Their performances will be pre-recorded professionally in the beautiful historic Charlton House site, and broadcast without editing.

Next concert’s premiere date and time
Friday 31 July, 2020 at 1pm BST.

Watch here

Alternatively, you may also tune in from BPSE’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGqUpyF2d-0azXi9IRYIxw

Programme
Beethoven Sonata Op.79 in G performed by Maksim Štšura
Beethoven/Franz Xaver Scharwenka  Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 transcription for four hands performed by Tessa Uys & Ben Schoeman

Please note this programme has changed since the announcement of the series’ schedule in 2019.

Programme Notes
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Rewatch the last concert


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.

Programme
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)

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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.

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(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)

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

2019 BPSE Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

On Sunday 24 February, seven young pianists nominated by UK music conservatoires and specialist music schools participated in our 2019 Junior Competition. Each competitor performed a complete Beethoven piano sonata of their choice and compulsory Bagatelle in C, Op.33 No.2. We are delighted to share with you this year’s results:

 

First Prize Rose McLachlan (Chetham’s School of Music)

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Second Prize Ellis Thomas (Royal Northern College of Music)

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Third Prize Sebastian Flore (Centre for Young Musicians)

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The BPSE wishes to express our deepest gratitude to City Lit for their generous hospitality and the use of the Steinway Concert Grand.

2018 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

First Prize Minkyu Kim (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Second Prize Maxim Kinasov (Royal Northern College of Music)
Third Prize Kilian Scholla (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Yuanfan Yang (Royal Academy of Music)


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We would like to express our deep gratitude to Whitgift School for hosting the 26th BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition and making their grand piano and concert hall available to us.

Prizewinner Recital Yesterday

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(Photos courtesy of Alan Mezzour)

Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chair) with Tolga Atalay Ün and Lady Tessa Brewer, Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Tolga receiving the Beethoven Medal after his brilliant prizewinner’s recital – unusual, thoughtful Beethoven op 110 followed by heroic Brahms C major Sonata op 1. Joyful occasion!

2018 BPSE Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

On Sunday 25 March, twelve young pianists nominated by UK music conservatoires and specialist music schools participated in our 2018 Junior Competition. Each competitor performed a complete Beethoven piano sonata of their choice and compulsory Bagatelle in C minor, Op.119 No.5. We are delighted to share with you this year’s results:

First Prize Matthew Lau (Royal Northern College of Music)
Second Prize Liana Storey (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
Third Prize Evgeni Petrichev (Royal College of Music)

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(from left to right) Melvyn Cooper (Jury), Liana Storey, Alicja Fiderkiewicz (Jury), Niel Immelman (Jury), Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chairman), Evgeni Petrichev, Matthew Lau

 

The BPSE wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Chetham’s School of Music for their generous hospitality and the use of the Bösendorfer Concert Grand.