MALCOLM MILLER was at the
Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
Chamber Music Competition
In a sense Beethoven was the true winner in the Gwyneth George Award of the BPSE Chamber Music Competition 2010, held in association with the Piano Trio Society. Three outstanding young ensembles each performed a Beethoven trio of their choice before the distinguished Jury of Martin Lovett OBE, former cellist of the Amadeus Quartet, the cellist Gwyneth George, who donated the annual award, and Alberto Portugheis, UK vice-chairman of the BPSE. The result was a fascinating and inspiring concert, in which distinctive ensembles drew out a wide range of varying aspects of Beethoven's style, his drama, poetry, surprise and intensity, and drawing our attention to the richness and wealth of invention and interaction in the trio repertoire which still rewards exploration and fresh investigation.
The competition took place on 22 April 2010 before a select audience in the attractive surrounds of Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Road, London W1, UK, thanks to the generosity of the director of Steinway, Glen Gough, who is also chairman of the Piano Trio Society. Each of the trios had earlier, on Tuesday 20 April, benefited from participating in masterclasses with Martin Lovett OBE, whose influence was evident in the high standard of musicianship and interpretation throughout...
Copyright © 24 April 2010 Malcolm Miller,