35 Pianists for 35 Sonatas

The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe is looking forward enormously to the Anniversary Year of 2020 during which we shall be fully celebrating the 250th Birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), for many people still the greatest composer who ever lived. logo-option-2

Past Concerts in the 35 for 35 Series


Monday 3 February 2020, 1:10pm-2pm

Toru Oyama, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.1 in F minor

Gwendolyn Mok, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No2 in A major

St. James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 5pm

Tyler Hay, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.26 in A flat major ‘Funeral March’

Malcolm Miller (BPSE Committee Member), piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.27 No.1 in E flat major

Bobby Chen (BPSE Committee Member), piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.27 No.2 in C sharp minor

Students selected by City Lit Maureen Parry and Masayo Mitani
Beethoven Sonata Op.49 Nos. 1 and 2 in G minor and major

Angela Brownridge (BPSE Committee Member), piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3 in C major

City Literary Institute, 1-10 Keeley Street, London (WC2B 4BA)

Malcolm Troup 90th Birthday Tribute Concert

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 7:30pm

Domonkos Csabay, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.28 in D major ‘Pastoral’

Illustrated talk on Malcolm Troup’s recording of Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus


Julian Jacobson, piano (BPSE Chair)
Beethoven Polonaise, Op.89
Beethoven Bagatelle in E flat, Op.126 No.3

Discussion on Malcolm Troup’s life and career

Bobby Chen. piano (BPSE Committee Member)
Schubert Impromptu in G♭ major, D.899

Angela Brownridge (BPSE Committee Member)
Debussy Pour le piano, L.95

St Mary’s Perivale, Perivale Lane, Middlesex (UB6 8SS)

Free Entry with retiring collection

Monday 20 April 2020, 1:10pm-2pm (Online Concert)

Tolga Atalay ÜN, piano
Berg Sonata Op.1

Lee Jae Phang, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.22 in B flat

Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. an online recital was broadcasted on this date in place of this concert. We will work to re-programme a performance of Op.10 No.1 as soon as possible.

Online Concert 1

Wednesday 15 July 2020
1pm (BST)

Rose McLachlan, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No.3 in E flat

Florian Mitrea, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.53 in C ‘Waldstein’

Concert link: https://youtu.be/IujA6O_sccs

Online Concert 2

Friday 24 July 2020
1pm (BST)

Yoko Misumi, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.14 No.1 in E major

Sebastian-Benedict Flore, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.14 No.2 in G major

Concert link: https://youtu.be/uRY4cdtTypc

Online Concert 3

Friday 31 July 2020
1pm (BST)

Maksim Štšura, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.79 in G

Tessa Uys & Ben Schoeman, piano duo
Beethoven Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67 Transcribed for four hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka

Concert link: https://youtu.be/GeehIRugS78

Online Concert 4

Friday 7 August 2020
1pm (BST)

Callum McLachlan, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.7 in E flat

Julian Jacobson, piano (BPSE Chair)
Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No.2 in D minor ‘Tempest’

Dinara Klinton, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.54 in F

Concert link: https://youtu.be/6_G-74Uey6Q

Online Concert 5

Friday 14 August 2020
1pm (BST)

MinJung Baek, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.10 No.3 in D

Sasha Grynyuk
Beethoven Sonata Op.101 in A

Concert link: https://youtu.be/g9U-Yc05uy0

Online Concert 6

Monday 24 August 2020
1pm (BST)

Alexander Ullman, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.57 in F minor ‘Appassionata’

Alexander Soares, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.78 in F sharp major

James Brawn, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.109 in E

Concert link: https://youtu.be/4DEZQDPWG5k

We are pleased to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Charlton House in streaming free lunchtime recitals online during the lockdown in July-August. These six concerts featured the original line-up of pianists and sonatas.* Their performances were pre-recorded professionally in the beautiful historic Charlton House site, and broadcast without editing.

We are extremely grateful to our artists, as well as the staff and technicians at Charlton House and the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, for making it possible for our Society to continue this concert series in this special year of Beethoven’s 250th.

*please note programme change for Concert No.3 and change of pianist for Concert No.5

Wednesday 23 September 2020, 1:10pm-2pm

Olga Paliy, piano*
Beethoven Sonata Op.31 No.1 in G

Polina Kogan, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.81a in E flat ‘Les Adieux’

St. James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

Monday 26 October 2020, 1:10pm-2pm

Ariel Lanyi, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.10 No.2 in F

Mark Viner, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.90 in E minor

Konstantin Lapshin, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.110 in A flat

St. James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

Monday 16 November 2020, 1pm (Online Concert)

Aristo Sham, piano
Beethoven Sonata Op.106 in B flat ‘Hammerklavier’

Concert link:


Wednesday 16 December 2020, 1:10pm (Online Concert)

Joint recital with St. Mary’s Perivale
On the day of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, our series reaches its climax with BPSE Chair performing two famous C minor sonatas, the early Pathétique and the final sonata Op.111.

Julian Jacobson, piano

Beethoven Sonata Op.13 in C minor ‘Grande Sonate Pathétique’
Beethoven Sonata Op.111 in C minor

We are extremely grateful to our member and supporter Hugh Mather for organising this live stream at short notice after our original concert was cancelled due to London entering Tier 3 lockdown.

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