the Beethoven Society of Europe

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


23mar1:00 pm2:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventEnrique Graf plays Mozart, Beethoven and LisztSt. 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

Enrique Graf plays Mozart, Beethoven and Liszt on 23 March 2022

Date/Time: 23 March 2022, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London …

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Asagi Nakata plays Haydn, Beethoven, Liszt on 7 January 2022

Date/Time: 7 January 2022, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London …

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BPSE 2022 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Date Sunday 3 April 2022 Venue City Literary Institute (City Lit), 1-10 …

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BPSE 29th Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2022)

  Date Sunday 27 March, 2022 Venue City Literary Institute (City Lit), …

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2020 (2021) BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Big congratulations to the winners of our competition last Sunday. This year’s …

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Online Concert | Michael Foyle (violin) & Julian Jacobson (piano, BPSE Chair) play Beethoven and Brahms

ProgrammeBeethoven Sonata in A major, Op.30 No.1Brahms Sonata in D minor, Op.108

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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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