2019 Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition

This year’s Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition will take place on Sunday, 8 December 2019, 1:30pm-6pm at City Literary Institute (City Lit), 1-10 Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA.

Jury
Angela Brownridge (BPSE Committee Member)
Bryce Morrison
Anthony Williams

BPSE is extremely grateful to Bryce Morrison for stepping in at short notice to replace Leslie Howard who is indisposed.

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Pieces

  1. Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59 ‘Für Elise’ – revised version in 1822. Pianists should observe the first repeat (bars 1-8) but not the second repeat at bar 22.
  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 and Fugue in E flat Major Op.35, ‘Eroica Variations‘.

Repeats

  1. Exposition repeats in first movements in normal sonata form SHOULD NOT be observed, except in Op.78 and Op.79.
  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.

Prize
The First-Prizewinner will be invited to take part in the BPSE Competition-winners’ Recitals series. Prizewinners will receive a cash prize and a year’s complimentary membership of the Society (until 31st March 2021).