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

UPCOMING Events

22jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 1: Nikita BurzanitsaRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

29jul1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 2: Jan LoefflerRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

05aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 3: James BrawnRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

12aug1:00 pm2:00 pmBPSE Summer Festival Concert 4: Eri YamamotoRegent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London (W1C 2DJ)

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 in September 2020

Latest News

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 29th Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2022) Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 29th Senior Intercollegiate …

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James Lisney plays Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations on 24 June 2022

Our new committee member James Lisney braves the heights and depths of …

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Masterclass with Enrique Graf

Following his exciting recital at St James Piccadilly, Enrique Graf coaches four …

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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

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