News from the Dudley International Piano Competition

Many congratulations to First Prizewinner, Ariel Lanyi, of the Dudley International Piano Competition, which concluded last Saturday 4 November. Ariel Lanyi won 1st runner up in the BPSE 2015 Intercollegiate Senior Competition and played for us at our Summer Festival in Regent Hall last year. Also to Second Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner, Julian Trevelyan, whom we look forward to listen to next Summer, on 8 August, at our Tippett/Beethoven series.

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Ariel Lanyi at the Semi Finals 2017. (Photos credit: Candian Li, Images Courtesy of the Dudley International Piano Competition)
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Julian Trevelyan at the Semi Finals 2017. (Photo credit: Candian Li, Images Courtesy of the Dudley International Piano Competition)




Winners of the 2016 BPSE Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition announced!

First Prize Andrei Iliushkin (RAM)Second Prize Victor Lim (RNCM)
Third Prize Domonkos Csabay (Birmingham Conservatoire)
Special mention George Fradley (RWCMD)

(from left to right) Michael Roll (Jury), Alberto Portugheis (Jury), Andrei Iliushkin, Philip Edward Fisher (Jury). photo credit: Yvonne Cheng
Presentation of Prizes by Julian Lloyd Webber, FRCM, Distinguished Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. (from left to right) Michael Roll, Alberto Portugheis, Philip Edward Fisher, Julian Lloyd Webber, Andrei Iliushkin, Victor Lim, Domonkos Csabay, George Fradley, and Julian Jacobson (Chairman of the BPSE). photo credit: Yvonne Cheng
(from left to right) Alberto Portugheis, Philip Edward Fisher, Julian Jacobson, and Professor Chen Shuhua, Piano professor, Vice dean of art college, Xiamen University. Photo credit: Yvonne Cheng

The BPSE wishes to express their sincere thanks to Birmingham Conservatoire for their generous hospitality and the use of the Steinway Model ‘D’ Concert Grand. We would particularly like to thank John Thwaites, Head of Piano; Mike Flower, Assistant Concerts Manager, and Peter Roscoe, Head Piano Tuner, for their help in planning the event.

Ilya Kondratiev at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Presentation of the Beethoven Medal by Andrew Morris, Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. photo credit: Ronald Stein

Congratulations to the BPSE 2015 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition prizewinner– Ilya Kondratiev for his wonderful performances of 2 Beethoven Sonatas, contrasting Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Variations.