Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition
34th Annual Celia Mendez Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition & Concert with Julian Jacobson
Saturday, April 4, 2020:
Competition: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Master class with Julian Jacobson: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Concert Hall, San Jose State University
Applications due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020
Download brochure and application form
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m:
One of Britain’s most creative and distinctive pianists, Julian Jacobson is an alumnus
of the Royal College of Music, Oxford University and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
He performs regularly at the major London venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore
Hall and Purcell Room and has toured in more than 40 countries world wide. He has
partnered many leading
instrumentalists including Zara Nelsova, Ivry Gitlis, Nigel Kennedy and Steven Isserlis. Chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, he gave his first “marathon” performance of all 32 sonatas from memory in a single day in 2003, repeated in 2004 and 2013. He is currently recording the cycle.
“A disarming technique coupled with an undoubted intellectual mastery made Julian Jacobson’s recital an awe-inspiring experience...” – Daily Telegraph
Concert Hall, South Seventh Street, San Jose
Paid parking ($5/all day) is available at 7th Street parking garage at San Jose State University, located at the corner of 7th and San Salvador Streets.
Additional free parking is available in downtown lots on weekends.