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 A compulsory bagatelle … Read more

2020 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition (Postponed 2021)

Update: In light of the third national lockdown, the 2020 Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition, originally rescheduled for 7 February 2021, is inevitably unable to take place. The Society will aim to reschedule the competition in June 2021. The 28th Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition is dedicated to the memory of BPSE Honorary Member and … Read more

Volume 9

This page contains downloadable materials and updates on BPSE’s journal Arietta. “No. 9: Beethoven 250th Anniversary Special Edition” features articles by Barry Cooper, Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chair), William Kinderman, and Jonathan Del Mar, a previously unpublished lecture by the late Kendall Taylor (MBE, FRCM), and more. Arietta is available at no extra cost to all members … Read more


Sunday 8 December 2019, 1:30pm-6pm City Literary Institute (City Lit) 1-10 Keeley Street London (WC2B 4BA) United Kingdom BPSE 2019 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition All UK Music Conservatoires and Specialist Music Schools are invited to nominate a pianist to represent them in the Senior Competition. Each competitor performs a complete Beethoven piano sonata of their … Read more

2020 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 15 March 2020 University College School, Hampstead, London Jury: Leslie Howard, Karl Lutchmayer, Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chair) 1st: Clara Sherratt (Royal College of Music)2nd: James Wang (Royal Northern College of Music)3rd: Devin Liu (Royal Academy of Music) Download Programme PDF On Sunday March 15 our annual Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition was held in the … Read more

2018 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 9 December 2018 Whitgift School, South Croydon Jury: Marios Papadopoulos MBE, Dennis Lee, Melvyn Cooper 1st Prize: Minkyu Kim, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2nd Prize: Maxim Kinasov, Royal Northern College of Music 3rd Prize: Kilian Scholla, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Yuanfan Yang, Royal Academy of Music The annals of the Beethoven Piano Society of … Read more

2019 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday, 24 February 2019, City Literary Institute (City Lit), 1-10 Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA. Jury: Dr. Janet Obi-Keller, Caroline Palmer, Melvyn Cooper 1st: Rose McLachlan (Chetham’s School of Music) 2nd: Ellis Thomas (Royal Northern College of Music) 3rd: Sebastian Benedict Flore (Centre for Young Musicians) On Sunday February 24 we held our annual Beethoven … Read more

2019 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 8 December 2019City Literary Institute (City Lit), London Jury: Angela Brownridge (BPSE Committee Member), Bryce Morrison, Anthony Williams 1st prize: Thomas Kelly (Royal Academy of Music)2nd prize: Luke Jones (Royal Northern College of Music)3rd prize: Daisuke Yoshida (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) Compulsory bagatelle: WoO59 ‘Für Elise’ – revised version in 1822. Download Programme PDF


​Friday 24 November 2017, 7:30pm ​​St John’s Church Notting Hill London (W11 2NN) United Kingdom ​Ronald Stein 90th Birthday Concert An Evening of Violin and Piano Masterpieces Orpheus Leander, violin Alberto Portugheis, piano (BPSE Vice-Chariman) Mozart Sonata in Bb, K.454 Ginastera Pampeana No.1 Beethoven Sonata No.5, in F, Op.24, Spring ​Sunday, 3 December 2017, 2:30pm … Read more

2017 Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

Sunday 19 March 2017, 12pm, Trinity Music Academy Jury: Nils Franke, Melanie Spanswick, Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chairman) 1st prize: Adam Heron (Wells) 2nd prize: Rebecca Leung (RAM) & Ellis Thomas (RNCM) 3rd prize: Gorka Plada Giron (Menuhin School) & Tomos Boyles (RWCMD) Compulsory bagatelle: Op.119 No.11