2007 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 2 December 2007
Blüthner Piano Centre

Jury: Murray McLachlan (Chairman EPTA UK), Dejan Sinadinovic (President EPTA Servia) and Steven Savage

1st prize: Jayson Gillham, Royal Academy of Music
2nd prize: Jovanni De Pedro (Trinity College of Music)
3rd prize: Alexander Kanchavely (Royal Scottish Academy of Music)

Audience Prize: Jayson Gillham, Royal Academy of Music

Jayson Gillham (Royal Academy of Music) won first prize in the 15th Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition 2007, presented on 2 December 2007 by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, at the Blüthner Piano Centre who sponsored the event. Eight competitors from UK conservatoires played the Bagatelle Op.119/3 and a sonata of their choice to a distinguished jury Murray McLachlan, (Chairman EPTA UK), Dejan Sinadinovic (President EPTA Servia) and Steven Savage. Jovanni De Pedro (Trinity College of Music) came second and Alexander Kanchavely (Royal Scottish Academy of Music) third. Gillham, who played an impressive Op.109, also received the Audience Prize, and received the Beethoven Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians by their Master, Leslie East, as well as a cash award and recitals in the 2008 BPSE season.

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