2020 (2021) BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Big congratulations to the winners of our competition last Sunday. This year’s competition was funded by a generous donation from Henry Atterbury, a long-serving committee member who sadly passed away last year. First Prize Dmitrii Kalashnikov (RCM) Second Prize Charles Chun Him Tam (GSMD) Third Prize Eden Agranad Meged (RAM) Carola Grindea Audience Prize Charles … Read more

Online Concert | Aristo Sham performs ‘Hammerklavier’

This concert is a part of our 35 Pianists for 35 Sonatas series and is scheduled on Monday 16 November 2020, 1pm (GMT). https://www.youtube.com/embed/OG1lieR7cQgAristo Sham, piano ProgrammeBeethoven Sonata Op.106 in B flat ‘Hammerklavier’ Programme Noteshttps://bit.ly/38HsIRg  

Online Prizewinner Recital Thomas Kelly

The BPSE presents a virtual concert given by the brilliant Thomas Kelly, who won our Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in 2019. The concert is scheduled on Tuesday 10 November 2020, 1pm (GMT). We are extremely grateful to St. Mary’s Perivale Church (http://www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk/) for helping us with the professional recording of this concert. Programme:Jonathan Östlund Mondspiegel … Read more

Online Concert

In place of our cancelled event due to COVID-19, the BPSE presents a pre-recorded virtual concert with the brilliant pianists Tolga Atalay Ün and Lee Jae Phang. This concert is scheduled on Monday 20 April 2020 at 1pm (BST) as a part of the 35 Pianists for 35 Sonatas cycle. Watch and listen with us … Read more

2019 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

Congratulations to all the pianists who participated in our competition last week! We are delighted to announce the fantastic results: First Prize Thomas Kelly (Royal College of Music) Second Prize and Audience Prize Luke Jones (Royal Northern College of Music) Third Prize Daisuke Yoshida (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

2019 BPSE Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

On Sunday 24 February, seven young pianists nominated by UK music conservatoires and specialist music schools participated in our 2019 Junior Competition. Each competitor performed a complete Beethoven piano sonata of their choice and compulsory Bagatelle in C, Op.33 No.2. We are delighted to share with you this year’s results:   First Prize Rose McLachlan (Chetham’s School of Music)   Second … Read more

2018 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition Results

First Prize Minkyu Kim (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Second Prize Maxim Kinasov (Royal Northern College of Music) Third Prize Kilian Scholla (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Yuanfan Yang (Royal Academy of Music) We would like to express our deep gratitude to Whitgift School for hosting the 26th BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition and making their grand piano … Read more

Prizewinner Recital Yesterday

Julian Jacobson (BPSE Chair) with Tolga Atalay Ün and Lady Tessa Brewer, Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Tolga receiving the Beethoven Medal after his brilliant prizewinner’s recital – unusual, thoughtful Beethoven op 110 followed by heroic Brahms C major Sonata op 1. Joyful occasion!