2021 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (Postponed)

Update: In light of the third national lockdown, the 2021 Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition, originally scheduled for 28 February 2021, is inevitably unable to take place. The Society will aim to reschedule the competition in June 2021.


New Date
to be announced

Venue
to be announced

Jury
to be announced

Pieces

  1. A compulsory bagatelle Op.119 no.4 in A major with repeats.
  2. Any complete Beethoven piano sonata (excluding Op.49, Nos.1 & 2 & Op.106 Hammerklavier”). As an alternative to a sonata, pianists may perform Variations in F Major Op.34 (WITH all repeats) or 32 Variations in C Minor.

Repeats

  1. Exposition repeats in first movements in normal sonata form should not be observed.
  2. Repeats of development and recapitulation, where present, should also be omitted.
  3. Exposition repeats in other movements in sonata form should be omitted. An exception is the Op.10 No.2 finale, where the first repeat should be observed but not the second.
  4. The large repeats in the second sections of Op.54 and Op.57 finales should be omitted.
  5. Normal repeats in second movements, slow movements, minuet/scherzo and trios movements and Variations should be observed.

Prize

The First Prizewinner will be invited to take part in the BPSE Competition-winners’ Recitals series. Prizewinners will receive a cash prize and a year’s complimentary membership of the Society (until 31st March 2022).