A Dynamic Entity
MALCOLM MILLER reports on the
2016 BPSE Beethoven Chamber Music Competition
The winning ensemble of the 2016 BPSE Beethoven Chamber Music Competition was the Louko Piano Trio: Erkki Louko, violin, Wayne Kwon, cello and Victor Lim, piano, all students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, who played as one dynamic entity in their stirring account of Beethoven's 'Ghost' Trio, Op 70. Second prize was awarded to Amarins Wierdsma, violin with Edward Liddall, piano, students at the Guildhall School of Music, with special mention to fellow Guildhall student, Jonel Manciu. The annual competition, held at London's Steinway Hall on 18 May 2016, followed two days of masterclasses with distinguished pianist Peter Frankl, who joined BPSE (Beethoven Piano Society of Europe) Vice-Chairman Alberto Portugheis on the Jury for the competition. Nine ensembles participated, each performing a duo sonata or trio of their choice, to regale a select Steinway Hall audience...
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