13th Classical Viennese Festival

Deadline March 18 Apply now for the 13th Classical Viennese Festival. This unique online educational festival is open to pianists and instrumentalists of all ages and nationalities. Internationally recognized judges during this edition include Junheng Chen (violin, instrumental), Brian Keng-Lun Hsu (piano), Alina Rosevear (piano), Jeffrey Savage (piano), and Karen Savage. Generously awarded, top prizewinners…

Announcing the SIPC Final Round Dates

    With an application deadline of June 1, the Seattle International Piano Festival proudly announces the SIPC final round dates. The approachable structure of the festival’s bi-annual piano competition makes it possible for aspiring pianists of any financial status to apply and participate. Many competitions require the pianist to travel great distances and live…

10th Seattle International Piano Competition

    Accepting Applications! Announcing the 10th Seattle International Piano Competition APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2024 Apply Now A TWO-ROUND COMPETITION, participants are invited to submit videos. Finalists are selected (up to six in each competitive category) to appear during September, 2024, before a live audience and a blind jury in Seattle, Washington. The SIPC…

12th Classical Fest

The SIPF is proud to announce the twelfth annual Classical Viennese Festival. With a deadline of March 13, this edition widens eligibility to not only pianists, but all instrumentalists with expanded divisions of participation and more narrow age brackets for youth. Collegiate, Professional, and amateur adult artists are also invited to participate. The 2023 Classical…

UPDATE: 2022 SIPC

Our thanks for the many excellent video performance submissions by this year’s competitors. We appreciate your patience as we continue our survey of preliminary and semi-competitive entries. Due to the availability of some adjudicators, the SIPF anticipates the survey to continue at least one more week. This means notifications of finalist/winner status will be issued…

Two Days Remain…

Ninth SIPC Deadline: July 15 Two days remain before the deadline of the Ninth Seattle Int’l Piano Competition. This year’s event is online. With a chance to win more than $18,000 in total cash prizes, who will be decorated this year’s medalists? Categories for professional and collegiate artist, outstanding amateurs, and youth divide the participants…

Bach Festival 2015

Revised Deadlines for Two Competitions

Revised Deadlines for Two Competitions The SIPF announces deadline extensions for two of its upcoming events: 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition. Since 2008, the SIPF invites pianists from around the globe to compete for cash and non-cash prizes. With categories for three brackets of youth, outstanding amateurs, collegiate artists, professionals, and free of programming requirements,…

Deadline Extended!

The deadline for the 2022 edition of the Seattle International Piano Competition has been extended to June 15. May 15 remains the delineation for all age category divisions as originally published. Check frequently for news regarding changes to the international competition. Click here for complete rules changes and critical information.

Peter Mack Reminisces

Esteemed artist-teacher, concert artist, and current National Music Teacher’s National Association president, and long-time friend of the SIPF, recently we asked to hear how Peter Mack reminisces about his experiences regarding the Seattle International Piano Competition and Festival. Here is a brief exchange about his successes and insight. Ivona Kaminska: You have always been extremely supportive…

Revised Deadline Classical Viennese Fest

Due to requests from teachers and colleagues, the revised deadline for the Classical Viennese Festival has been published. Participants have two more days to prepare their recordings for submission. Although this deadline has been extended, the original deadline (March 27) still marks the dividing line for age category determination. For example, those turning age 10…