Classical, Early Music, Jazz, New Music, World Music
Number of Events Per Year
Founded in 2009, the first initiative of IBP was the founding of the Beethoven Project Trio with pianist George Lepauw, violinist Sang Mee Lee and cellist Wendy Warner, who gave the world premiere of Beethoven's piano trio, H47, and recorded it for Cedille Records in a 2010 release.
Since then, the IBP has grown considerably, running concert seasons in Chicago since 2009-10. Most importantly, IBP founded Chicago's annual Beethoven Festival in 2011, which was called the "unexpected smash of the season" (Time Out Chicago) and the "best new undertaking" (Chicago Tribune). Beethoven Festival: Revolution 2012, was called Chicago's "best kept cultural secret" in the Chicago Tribune. Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013 runs Sept. 7-15 & 100 events.