Seattle Int’l Piano Festival Events

Sixth Seattle International Piano Competition, October 16-19, 2015

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The 2015 Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition approaches. In one week, hear the finalists and winners chosen out of nearly 300 applicants from Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and throughout the United States. The Seattle Int’l Piano Competition provides the unique opportunity to hear aspiring international artists, as well as students from such renowned schools as the Moscow Conservatory and Juilliard School of Music.

For tickets, visit seattlesymphony.org/benaroyahall. To obtain an informative brochure, click here.

Festival Itinerary

Do not miss our informative master classes and mini performances surrounding the SIPC:

Friday, October 16, 2015 in the Steinway Piano Gallery of Seattle (SPGS): Master class with Alexander Tutunov, “Demands of the Contemporary Performance”, 4 to 6 pm. Works to be heard include Beethoven’s Sonata in E major, Op. 14, Chopin’s F minor Etude, Op. 25/2, first impromptu, and fourth ballade in f minor, as well as selections from Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946. Admission by donation at the door (suggested donation: $10/person)

Friday, October 16 in the SPGS: Jeannette Fang (2013 professional gold medalist and President’s Prize winner) in concert, 7:30 pm. In program:

Bach, J.S./Busoni, Ferruccio (1866-1924): Chaconne in D minor (1893)
Chopin, Frédéric (1810-1849): Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953): selections from Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945): finale from Piano Sonata (1926)

Admission by donation at the door (suggested donation: $10/person)

Saturday, October 17 in the SPGS: Mini concert presenting the works of Maria Szymanowska and master class with Dr. Sławomir Dobrzański (USA, Poland), 10 to 12 pm. Works to be performed include Chopin’s Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, and fourth ballade in f minor, as well as Beethoven’s Sonata in F minor. Admission by donation at the door (suggested donation: $10/person)

Saturday, October 17 in Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall (BH): Semi-competitive Gold Medalist Winners Concert, including Outstanding Amateurs and Youth, 9 and under categories, 1 to 3:30 pm. Tickets: $35 general

Saturday, October 17 in Nordstrom Recital Hall at BH: 6th Seattle Int’l Piano Competition, featuring Youth, ages 10 to 18, 4:45 to 7:45 pm. Tickets: $35 general

Sunday, October 18 in Nordstrom Recital Hall at BH: 6th Seattle Int’l Piano Competition, featuring Collegiate and Professional artists, 3 to 5 pm and 5:20 to 7:25 pm, respectively. Tickets: $35 general

Sunday, October 18 in Nordstrom Recital Hall at BH: 6th Seattle Int’l Piano Competition announcement of awards for Youth, 10-18, Collegiate, and Professional, 7:30 pm.

Monday, October 19 in the Norcliffe Founders’ Room at BH: Master classes with jurors featuring performing competitors of the 2015 competition, from 1 to 6 pm.  Admission by donation at the door (suggested donation: $10/person)

1 to 2:30 pm – in master class with Robin McCabe: works to be heard include Mozart’s Sonata in C minor, K. 457, Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, and Schumann’s “ABEGG” variations.

2:45 to 4:15 – in master class with Logan Skelton: works to be heard include selections from Chopin’s Preludes, Berg’s Sonata, Op. 1, and Liszt’s B minor Sonata

4:30 to 6 pm – in master class with Mark Clinton: works to be heard include Beethoven’s Sonata in A major, Op. 2/2, Chopin’s Andante spianato and grande polonaise brillante and fourth ballade in f minor

Monday, October 19 in the Norcliffe Founders’ Room at BH: hear 2015 gold medalists in a winners’ concert, 7:30 pm.  Admission by donation at the door (suggested donation: $10/person)

Festival Locations

(A) Benaroya Hallfestival_map 200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Directions from I-5 South: Take exit 165 on the left to merge onto Seneca Street. Turn right at Fourth Avenue. Turn left at Union Street followed by another left onto 2nd Avenue. The Benaroya garage parking entrance will be on your immediate left.

Directions from I-5 North: Take exit 165B to merge onto Union Street. Continue five blocks, followed by a left onto 2nd Avenue. The Benaroya garage parking entrance will be on your immediate left.

All events take place in either Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, or the Norcliffe Founders Room, all inside Benaroya Hall.

(B) Steinway Piano Gallery of Seattle
1218 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Located directly across the street from Benaroya Hall.