CONFIDENT AND ARTISTIC
Thomas Hicks wins first prize in the
Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's
annual Junior Competition,
reported by JULIAN JACOBSON
The annual Junior Competition held by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe took place on Sunday 20 March 2011 in the elegant concert room of the Austrian Cultural Forum in South Kensington, London, UK. A select group of four young pianists, from the Royal Academy and Royal Northern College junior departments and Chetham's and Wells specialist schools, performed the set work, the early (but not so early) little (but not so little) C minor Allegretto WoO 53, followed by an own-choice sonata.
Indeed the Allegretto turned out to be a cunning choice: no obvious technical difficulties but lean, concentrated and subtly subversive...
Copyright © 4 April 2011 Julian Jacobson,