Virtuoso Festival Deadline Approaches

Monday, May 4 at 11:59 pm, marks the deadline for the first ever 2015 Virtuoso Festival. There are still four more days to enter. The following age performance divisions and age categories outlines all forms of participation within the Virtuoso Festival. Solo Division (piano or violin) age 8 and under—up to 5 minutes of music.…

Seattle International Piano Competition Deadline

May 15 has been the printed date for the sixth Seattle International Piano Competition deadline. The SIPF announces the change to June 30. Participants still have all of May and June to make preparations for entry. Free of specific programming requirements, this two-round competition offers developing artists of all ages the opportunity to make a truly personal…

Interview with 2009 Prizewinner

We are delighted to speak in this interview with 2009 gold medalist, Mr. McKiggan again, and learn some insights about the challenges of being a concert artist, and quite a bit more about our guest today. A conversation between Christopher Janwong McKiggan and SIPF executive director, Christopher Bowlby. Awarded numerous top prizes in international piano competitions, including laureate…

6th Seattle International Piano Competition

The Seattle International Piano Competition was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a leader among the new wave of competitions that strive to change the face of how competitions are approached and what they offer. Most aficionados are aware of the multitude of competitions in the world today, most of which have stringent repertoire…

International Festival & Competition in October

In December, we announced the approaching bi-annual Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition, with an application deadline of May 15, 2015. Details are currently on the website about procedures as well as the electronic application form. We are excited to announce the dates of the SIPF. The international festival, which hosts not only master classes…

2015 Virtuoso Festival

The SIPF is delighted to announce the approach of the next regional festival for musicians of all ages who are residents of Washington and Oregon states. The Virtuoso Festival takes the place of the Romantic Festival that was last held in 2013. In the coming days, we will be posting the complete rules and guidelines.…

2015 Competition Open For Applicants

The 2015 Seattle International Piano Competition is now open to participants for application. Updated rules have been posted and the electronic application form has been added to the site. For more information and the latest updates, please return to our news section. With a deadline of May 15, 2015, the competition is open to all ages. We…

2014 Classical Viennese Festival Results

We congratulate the participants and their teachers of the Classical Viennese Festival that took place last weekend. As organizers, we feel that the selections of the festival’s required works is an important part of the repertoire that is underrepresented in competitive events. We salute the teachers who prepared their students so well and commend them…

2014 Bach Festival Results

We with to thank Oksana Ezhokina, Robert Satterlee, and Regina Yeh for their outstanding service and expert reviews of the many wonderful participants of this year’s event. We would like to also congratulate each of the participants and their teachers for preparing so well and representing the music of this most deserving of composers. Thank…