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:

Julian Jacobson, piano Concert

SJSu Concert Hall

Ticket information coming soon!

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Paul Lewis

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.

Map and driving directions to the parking garage

Additional free parking is available in downtown lots on weekends.

Map and driving directions to the concert hall

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