WE are BPSE

The Beethoven 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

UPCOMING Events

17marAll DayBPSE 2024 Junior Intercollegiate Piano CompetitionRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Studio), 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

24marAll DayBPSE 2024 Senior Intercollegiate Piano CompetitionRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire (Recital Hall), 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

05apr1:00 pm2:00 pmMariko Brown & Julian Jacobson Duo plays Beethoven, Wagner, Ravel and Gershwin on 5 April 2024St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

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.

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Arietta Volume 9 (2020)

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

Launched on 16th September 2020

Latest News

BPSE 31st Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2024)

Date Sunday 24 March 2024, time tbd Venue Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Recital ...
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BPSE 2024 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Date/Time Sunday 17 March 2024, time tbd Venue Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz ...
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Jakob-Fichert

Jakob Fichert plays Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt on 19 January 2024

Date/Time: Friday 19 January 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Sooyeon Baik (piano) & Philip Heide (cello) play Beethoven and Britten on 12 January 2024

Date/Time: Friday 12 January 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson

Mariko Brown & Julian Jacobson Duo plays Beethoven, Wagner, Ravel and Gershwin on 5 April 2024

Date/Time: Friday 5 April 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Bela Hartmann plays Bach, Beethoven and Brahms on 9 February 2024

Date/Time: Friday 9 February 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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BPSE recordings

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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