WE are BPSE

The Beethoven 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

UPCOMING Events

10jul1:00 pm2:00 pmMyunghan Kim plays Beethoven, Janáček and ChopinSt. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

19jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 1: Patrick HemmerléRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

26jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 2: Jung Eun Séverine KimRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

02aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 3: Dobromir TsenovRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

09aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 4: Ophelia GordonRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

10aug1:00 pm2:00 pmDeva Mira Sperandio plays Beethoven, Chopin and Saint-Saëns/Liszt/HorowitzSt. 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.

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Arietta Volume 9 (2020)

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

Launched on 16th September 2020

Latest News

Deva Mira Sperandio

Deva Mira Sperandio plays Beethoven, Chopin and Saint-Saëns/Liszt/Horowitz

Date/Time: Saturday 10 August 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Regent Hall Concert Hall

BPSE Summer Festival 2024

Four consecutive Fridays, 1pm at Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C ...
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Myunghan Kim plays Beethoven, Janáček and Chopin

Date/Time: Wednesday 10 July 2024, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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21st BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2024) Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Junior Intercollegiate Piano ...
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Deva Mira Sperandio

BPSE 2024 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our Junior Intercollegiate Piano ...
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BPSE 31st Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2024)

Date Sunday 24 March 2024, 1pm Venue Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Recital Hall), ...
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BPSE recordings

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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