15th December 2005
Austrian Cultural Forum
Jury: Professor Deborah Sobol and Professor Raphael Terroni
Prizewinner: Joseph Sloan, Junior Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama
The winner of the 2005 Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition held on 15th December 2005 was Joseph Sloan (Junior Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama). The BPSE’s annual Junior competition was again held at the Austrian Cultural Forum thanks to the hospitality of its Director Dr Johannes Wimmer, and attracted talented young pianists from four of the UK specialist schools, who each played Beethoven sonatas and, as in previous years, a compulsory Bagatelle Op.33 No.4 in A major. BPSE Vice Chairman Alberto Portugheis introduced the event and the distinguished Jury of Professor Deborah Sobol from Chicago and Professor Raphael Terroni, who announced the results and decided to award just one prize, commending the generally high standard. The winner receives a cash award, a recital in the BPSE series and copies of the Society’s journal Arietta no.5, were given to all four participants.