Virtuoso Festival is Here!

Dear participants, families, and instructors, The link below on the the Seattle Int’l Piano Festival’s website contains partial detail for the upcoming Virtuoso Festival on Sunday, May 21 from 9 am to 6 pm. Note that complete programs are not yet available, but enough information is published to provide the important where’s and when’s of…

2017 Int’l Competition — Revised Deadline

May 15 has been the printed date for the seventh Seattle International Piano Competition deadline. The SIPF announces the change to July 7. Participants still have the remainder of May as well as 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…

2017 Seattle Int’l Piano Competition

The 7th bi-annual Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition takes place Sept 29 through Oct 2, 2017. Singled out in 2010 by The Wall Street Journal as one of the world’s most inclusive competitions, the SIPC continues to provide one of the most equitable opportunities for artistic recognition in the world. This two-round competition invites…

Guide To Audio Preparation

COMMON ERRORS AND STRATEGIES All participants of the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition are required to submit audio via .mp3 or .m4a file upload. During several years of running the festival, the organizers have noted several common issues that may drastically affect a participant’s chances for finalist selection. To ensure the highest chances of a quality…

2017 Classical Fest Itinerary Has Arrived…

The 2017 Classical Fest Itinerary has arrived! We look forward to hearing the many wonderfully prepared participants during the Classical Viennese Festival this Sunday, February 19. Whether you will participate or simply attend some of the great moments Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and more, peruse the links below. Itinerary Page PDF copy (to print for your…

Upcoming Festival News

A few brief details about upcoming festivals of note. Due to inclement weather in the Seattle area earlier in the week, the deadline for the Classical Viennese Festival has been postponed to midnight on Saturday evening, Feb 11. This will not affect the date during which time slots will be posted (shortly after Feb 13).…

Classical Viennese Festival Deadline Approaches

The deadline approaches for the 2017 Classical Viennese Festival. This is a chance for pianists and violinists to be decorated for sonatas, sonatinas, and variations by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and other icons of the Classical era of music. Participants of all nationalities and ages may now apply. Divisions: all ages Categories: Sonatinas; Pre-Classical Sonatas; Sonatas divided into…

Congratulations!

We congratulate the hard-working pianists and violinists that took part in yesterday’s Bach Festival, and acknowledge with respect the support system behind their preparation that made it possible: we salute the wonderful, knowledgable teachers, and the supportive family and friends that provide constant encouragement. Our great thanks to the wonderful adjudicators that listened and provided…

Bach Fest 2016 Is Upon Us

This Sunday, October 9, the seventh annual Bach Festival organized by the Seattle International Piano Festival is set to go. With over 175 pianists and violinists locally and from other parts of the country, 2016 represents an unprecedented number of new and returning Bach enthusiasts and competitive attendees. For complete details about this year’s festival,…