13th Classical Viennese Festival

Deadline March 18 Apply now for the 13th Classical Viennese Festival. This unique online educational festival is open to pianists and instrumentalists of all ages and nationalities. Internationally recognized judges during this edition include Junheng Chen (violin, instrumental), Brian Keng-Lun Hsu (piano), Alina Rosevear (piano), Jeffrey Savage (piano), and Karen Savage. Generously awarded, top prizewinners…

Announcing the SIPC Final Round Dates

    With an application deadline of June 1, the Seattle International Piano Festival proudly announces the SIPC final round dates. The approachable structure of the festival’s bi-annual piano competition makes it possible for aspiring pianists of any financial status to apply and participate. Many competitions require the pianist to travel great distances and live…

Inviting Applicants ’24 Classical Viennese Festival

Updated rules and guidelines for the 2024 Classical Viennese Festival have been published online. The SIPF invites all pianists and instrumentalists to compete in this year’s festival, awarding medals to its top performers of sonatas, variations, and other important classical era genres. Celebrate the giants of the day, including Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, as well…

10th Seattle International Piano Competition

    Accepting Applications! Announcing the 10th Seattle International Piano Competition APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2024 Apply Now A TWO-ROUND COMPETITION, participants are invited to submit videos. Finalists are selected (up to six in each competitive category) to appear during September, 2024, before a live audience and a blind jury in Seattle, Washington. The SIPC…

Nathan Cheung in Concert

Join us Sunday, June 4 at noon, free of charge for a special winners concert event in RESONANCE at SOMA TOWERS, featuring 2019 laureates Nathan Cheung (professional bronze medalist, Juergen Ronneburg Memorial Presidential Prizewinner), and Yechong (Eric) Shan (youth silver medalists, teachers’ favorite award).

2023 CVF Winners

We congratulate the many participants of the 2023 Classical Viennese Festival. We thank them for their participation, and we are grateful for the expertise and energy of our jurors, Junheng Chen, Nellie Cronin, Gabriel Merrill-Steskal, Maria Manzano, Minji Noh, and Alina Rosevear — all of whom greatly enjoyed hearing your submissions. Further instructions regarding medal distribution…

9th Virtuoso Artists Festival

The SIPF is proud to announce the next of its NW Festivals, namely the 9th Virtuoso Artists Festival. With a deadline of June 5, this edition widens eligibility to not only pianists, but all instrumentalists with expanded divisions of participation and more narrow age brackets for youth. Collegiate, Professional, and amateur adult artists are also invited…

12th Classical Fest

The SIPF is proud to announce the twelfth annual Classical Viennese Festival. With a deadline of March 13, this edition widens eligibility to not only pianists, but all instrumentalists with expanded divisions of participation and more narrow age brackets for youth. Collegiate, Professional, and amateur adult artists are also invited to participate. The 2023 Classical…

Schedule of Finals

Beginning on the morning of Saturday, October 8, the winners and finalists of each category of the 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition are published exclusively at https://www.seattlepianocompetition.org/2022-sipc/ according to the schedule: Saturday, October 8 Beginning 8 am – the SIPF presents the Winners of the Outstanding Amateur division and Youth, Ages 9 and Under. Cast your vote…

Be A Part of the Jury

  Be A Part of the Jury The Festival Goes Live August 8 Visit https://www.seattlepianocompetition.org/2022-sipc/ to audit the 2022 Seattle Int’l Piano Comeptition. The big reveal of winners and finalists comes October 8 and 9. After jurors score by secret ballot, the medalists will be revealed to the public. Over $18,000 USD in total awards…