Winners of the 2016 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition announced!

First Prize Andrei Iliushkin (RAM)Second Prize Victor Lim (RNCM)
Third Prize Domonkos Csabay (Birmingham Conservatoire)
Special mention George Fradley (RWCMD)

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(from left to right) Michael Roll (Jury), Alberto Portugheis (Jury), Andrei Iliushkin, Philip Edward Fisher (Jury). photo credit: Yvonne Cheng
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Presentation of Prizes by Julian Lloyd Webber, FRCM, Distinguished Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. (from left to right) Michael Roll, Alberto Portugheis, Philip Edward Fisher, Julian Lloyd Webber, Andrei Iliushkin, Victor Lim, Domonkos Csabay, George Fradley, and Julian Jacobson (Chairman of the BPSE). photo credit: Yvonne Cheng
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(from left to right) Alberto Portugheis, Philip Edward Fisher, Julian Jacobson, and Professor Chen Shuhua, Piano professor, Vice dean of art college, Xiamen University. Photo credit: Yvonne Cheng

The BPSE wishes to express their sincere thanks to Birmingham Conservatoire for their generous hospitality and the use of the Steinway Model ‘D’ Concert Grand. We would particularly like to thank John Thwaites, Head of Piano; Mike Flower, Assistant Concerts Manager, and Peter Roscoe, Head Piano Tuner, for their help in planning the event.

Ilya Kondratiev at St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Presentation of the Beethoven Medal by Andrew Morris, Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. photo credit: Ronald Stein

Congratulations to the BPSE 2015 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition prizewinner– Ilya Kondratiev for his wonderful performances of 2 Beethoven Sonatas, contrasting Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Variations.