Winners of the 2016 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition announced!
Sunday, 27 November, 2016
First Prize Andrei Illiushkin (RAM)
Second Prize Victor Lim (RNCM)
Third Prize Domonkos Csabay (Birmingham Conservatoire)
Special mention George Fradley (RWCMD)
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.
Beethoven Concerto Masterclasses and Competition Results
Saturday, 19 November, 2016
First prize awarded to Imma Setiadi, who performed the 1st movement of the Concerto No.5, “Emperor”, with the Siegfried Camerata, conducted by Manuel Arellano Bover. A special mention was given to Angel Laguna.
Ilya Kondratiev at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Friday, 21 October 2016
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.
Bela Hartmann at St. James’s Church
Friday, 14 October 2016
Bela Hartmann’s superb performance of Beethoven’s 33 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli at St. James’s last week – a hugely successful concert. Thank you all who came along!
Winners of the 2016 BPSE Beethoven Chamber Music Competition Announced!
First Prize: Louko Piano Trio (RNCM) – Erkki Louko (violin) | Waynne Woo Seok Kwon (cello) | Victor Lim (piano)
Second Prize: Amarins Wierdsma (violin) | Edward Liddall (piano) – Guildhall School of Music
Special mention: Jonel Manciu (violin) – Guildhall School Music of Music
Click here for the review of this competition
NEW International President!
BPSE are very happy to announce our new International President, the legendary Austrian pianist Paul Badura- Skoda.
In the photographs below, we see Mr Badura-Skoda with our Vice-Chairman, Alberto Portugheis