Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

the Beethoven PIANO Society of Europe

The Beethoven Piano 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


29sep1:00 pm2:00 pmRachel Fenlon performs "An die Ferne Geliebte" and other songs on 29 September 2023St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London (W1J 9LL)

15oct1:00 pm6:00 pmBPSE 30th Anniversary Celebrations: Piano Trio DayDavid Josefowitz Hall, Royal Academy of Music

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

Gabriele Sutkute

Gabrielė Sutkutė on 20 December 2023

Date/Time: Wednesday 6 December 2023, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Rachel Fenlon performs “An die Ferne Geliebte” and other songs on 29 September 2023

Date/Time: Friday 29 September 2023, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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Angela Brownridge plays CPE Bach, Haydn, Chopin and Debussy on 23 August 2023

Date/Time: Wednesday 23 August 2023, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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BPSE 30th Anniversary Celebrations | Piano Trio Day | 15 October 2023

The Beethoven Piano Society of Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary with performances ...
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Yulia Chaplina plays Beethoven, Haydn, Scarlatti, Simic and Scriabin on 14 July 2023

Date/Time: Friday 14 July 2023, 1:10pm Venue: St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, ...
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BPSE Summer Festival 2023

Four consecutive Fridays, 1pm at Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C ...
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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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