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.
The platform on which these concerts will be streamed, together with the concert schedule, will be announced shortly.
We are extremely grateful to our artists, as well as the staff and technicians at Charlton House, for making it possible for our Society to continue this concert series in this special year of Beethoven’s 250th.
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.
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.
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)
BPSE is delighted to announce that Asagi Nakata, winner of our Junior Competition in 2010, has just won the First Prize in the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Budapest. Many congratulations to Asagi.
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.
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)
Second Prize: Maxim Kinasov (Royal Nothern College of Music)
Joint Third Prize: Yuanfan Yang (Royal Academy of Music(
Joint Third Prize: Kilian Scholla (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)
First Prize: Minkyu Kim (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)
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.
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!
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)
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.