Beethoven Piano Prize

Each year the Beethoven Prize is awarded to the Guildhall School pianist who gives the most stylistic and engaging performance of a Beethoven sonata. Beethoven wrote piano sonatas throughout his life, from his Opus 2, dedicated to Josef Haydn, to Op 111, completed in 1822. These sonatas are widely programmed in concert and offer a great variety of mood and character; consequently there is always a large entry into the competition.

Anyone planning to visit is welcome to come in and out between sonatas, but the competition will probably continue for most of the day. Adjudication will take place shortly after the last competitor has performed. The closing date for entries is mid-October, so more information about the running time will be available then.