For the fourth year, the Seattle
International Piano Festival (SIPF) continues its tradition of
educational and competitive events for regional pianists and
violinists. In 2012, the SIPF adds a new activity to form a quartet of
events throughout the season that comprise its Northwest Festivals.
All pianists, violinists, and chamber musicians who are residents of
Washington and Oregon states are encouraged to participate. These
competitive events were created to provide performing opportunities and
educational benefit for those who wish to share their love of the major
style periods and to provide performers with constructive feedback from
leading performing and teaching masters. Participants will receive
educational evaluations by performing for adjudicators, and a chance to
receive ribbons and trophies during this competitive event.
These festival activities sets forth narrowly defined age groups and/or
categories so that they may be fairly judged, and generously decorated.
Click the following links for more details regarding these individual
Northwest Festival events. The festivals are as follows:
annually, during early autumn
Viennese Festival (new) annually, during late autumn
Festival annually, during early spring
Contemporary & Impressionistic Festival annually,
during late spring