SIPF 2017 Is Here!

SIPF 2017 The Seventh bi-annual Seattle International Piano Competition (SIPF 2017) will take place at Benaroya Hall on September 30 – October 1, 2017. Thirty-seven international finalists were chosen from among 300 applicants. These top participants — nationals of Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and from throughout the…

Weekend Website Attack

During the weekend, the SIPF website was attacked. Although the site was infected, our webmaster has removed the threat. The website is now running normally again. We are still accepting applications into the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition until July 1st.

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…

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).…

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,…