Beethoven Medal (Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Competition)

The Beethoven Medal has been organised by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe (BPSE) since 1994 for current conservatoire students. The competition aims to encourage Beethoven interpretation of the very highest standard, as well as to nurture young pianistic talent in Britain.  An engraved Silver Medal is awarded to the winner as decided by a distinguished jury (winners also receive recitals in the BPSE concert series).  Established as the John and Renate Iles Medal, this award was endowed in 1993 by Pastmaster Iles in celebration of him becoming the fourth member of his family to hold that office. Please contact the BPSE for information about the award.

Recent winners:

2023: Xiaowen Shang
2022: Nikita Burzanitsa
2021: No award
2020: Dmitry Kalashnikov 
2019: Thomas Kelly
2018: Minkyu Kim
2017: Tolga Atalay Ün
2016: Andrei Iliushkin
2015: Ilya Kondratiev
2014: Mihai Ritivoiu
2013: Maksim Stsura