About the SIPF



The purpose of the Seattle International Piano Festival is to bring Northwest audiences outstanding pianists and piano pedagogues from around the world. Within its focus, the SIPF features an annual festival, which frames an international piano competition amid performances and masterclasses by guest artists from the Northwest and beyond. Throughout the year, SIPF also organizes local festivals as well as a concert series.

The goals of the SIPF are to support and encourage pianists of all ages, foster appreciation of the art of great piano playing, and showcase lesser known repertoires and performance styles. The SIPF works with similar organizations and individuals to support events and programs that promote excellence in piano education and performance art.

The SIPF confers recognition to outstanding artists solely and exclusively by merit.