the Beethoven PIANO Society of Europe

The Beethoven Piano 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


11nov1:00 pm2:00 pmSebastian Carrington plays Bach, Beethoven, R. SchumannSt. 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.


Arietta Volume 9 (2020)

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

Launched in September 2020

Latest News

Sebastian Carrington plays Bach, Beethoven, R. Schumann on 11 November 2022

Date/Time: Friday 11 November 2022, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, …

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St. Mary’s Perivale Chopin Festival 2022

All the important piano music played by 20 pianists in 5 sessions. …

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William Bracken plays Beethoven Andante Favori on 5 October 2022

Date/Time: Wednesday 5 October 2022, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, …

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Roman Kosyakov plays Bach, Beethoven and Prokofiev on 17 August 2022

Date/Time: 17 August 2022, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London …

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BPSE Summer Festival 2022

Four consecutive Fridays, 1pm at Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C …

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BPSE 2022 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Junior Intercollegiate Piano …

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BPSE recordings

Lunchtime recital by Michael Foyle (violin) and Julian Jacobson (piano)

9 Apr 2021

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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