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

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)



Second Prize Ellis Thomas (Royal Northern College of Music)



Third Prize Sebastian Flore (Centre for Young Musicians)



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)


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.