June 5 – Xiting Yang and Robert Yan in Concert

Seattle International Piano Festival presents June 5 Event – Xiting Yang and Robert Yan in Concert The SIPF is proud to invite you to a special performance event on Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm. Xiting Yang — 2019 Professional Artist Audience Favorite award recipient and Jury President’s Prizewinner) — and Robert Yan — Collegiate…

Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the 2022 edition of the Seattle International Piano Competition has been extended to June 15. May 15 remains the delineation for all age category divisions as originally published. Check frequently for news regarding changes to the international competition. Click here for complete rules changes and critical information.

Peter Mack Reminisces

Esteemed artist-teacher, concert artist, and current National Music Teacher’s National Association president, and long-time friend of the SIPF, recently we asked to hear how Peter Mack reminisces about his experiences regarding the Seattle International Piano Competition and Festival. Here is a brief exchange about his successes and insight. Ivona Kaminska: You have always been extremely supportive…

Classical Viennese Fest Award List

The Seattle International Piano Competition is proud to present the winners of the 2022 Classical Viennese Festival (online edition). After many days of deliberating, the jurors came to a final decision regarding this year’s many participants. We thank you for your participation, and we are grateful for the expertise and energy of our jurors, Dr.…

Revised Deadline Classical Viennese Fest

Due to requests from teachers and colleagues, the revised deadline for the Classical Viennese Festival has been published. Participants have two more days to prepare their recordings for submission. Although this deadline has been extended, the original deadline (March 27) still marks the dividing line for age category determination. For example, those turning age 10…

Update from Artem Kuznetzov

Recently, we received an update from 2017 collegiate gold medalist from the Seattle International Piano Competition, Artem Kuznetzov. SIPC represents a fantastic opportunity for any young pianist who is trying to establish his/her career. Not only does it give the opportunity to perform in a beautiful venue in front of a world recognized jury, it…

Xiting Yang

Interview with Xiting Yang

In a recent interview with Xiting Yang, we recently caught up with this 2019 President’s Prizewinner. She talks about her experiences during the Seattle International Piano Competition and her what has happened since that time. Some commentary from Ms. Yang: Ivona Kaminska: From the perspective of building a career in music, what role does SIPC play?…

Catch Up with 2009 Gold Medalist

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with 2009 collegiate gold medalist from the Seattle International Piano Competition, Christopher McKiggan. We spoke last with Dr. McKiggan in 2015 during the planning phase of Resonance of Hope, a collaborative project of original compositions by artists of disparate states, politically, who were asked to write a…

2022 SIPC Announced

The SIPF is proud to announce the 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition for pianists of all ages and nationalities. A new format allows for easy participation anywhere in the world. Over $17,000 in cash prizes plus additional distinctions and engagements. 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition Singled out in 2010 by the Wall Street Journal as…

The Return of the Int’l Piano Competition

Happy New Year! Exciting news awaits… In January, we bring you news of the ninth Seattle International Piano Competition and Festival. This event represents a change from previous editions, and even greater opportunity for aspiring artists. The Seattle International Piano Competition has been and continues to be a beacon of fairness and equity since 2008.…