BPSE 2024 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 17 March 2024, time tbd

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Studio), 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

James Brawn, Di Xiao, Béla Hartmann

Booking details for observers will be released on 18 March.


  1. A compulsory bagatelles Op.119 Nos. 9 and 10 (A minor and A major) with all 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.


  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.