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…

2022 SIPC Announced

The SIPF is proud to announce the 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition for pianists of all ages and nationalities. A new format allows for easy participation anywhere in the world. Over $17,000 in cash prizes plus additional distinctions and engagements. 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition Singled out in 2010 by the Wall Street Journal as…

Two Days Remain

Saturday evening (9 pm Pacific Daylight Time, UTC/GMT-7), October 30 is the deadline for the 2021 Bach Festival. There is still time to prepare and submit your recordings to celebrate this paragon of musical ingenuity. Nearly every composer to follow found the music of this genius to be the model for centuries following his death.…

Countdown to Bach

The countdown to Bach begins as the Seattle International Piano Festival (SIPF) presents the twelfth twelfth annual Bach Festival (online edition) for pianists and instrumentalists of any nationality, featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as other Baroque masters. Exclusively online, this year’s event invites all instrumentalists, from string players to flutists, to submit…

A Tradition 300 Years Old

For more than 12 years, aspiring musicians of all ages in the Pacific Northwest have joined in a celebration of arguably the greatest composer ever to have lived. Now open to all instrumentalists and pianists of any age or nationality, participants of the 2021 Bach Festival are invited to submit video links of their favorite…

Virtuoso Fest Deadline Extended

The deadline for the 2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival has been extended to Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00 pm. Note that June 3 still represents the cut-off for dates of birth in terms of age category delineation. The SIPF encourages all prospective participants to make that last push to prepare their Romantic, Contemporary, and Impressionistic…

2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival

2021 Virtuoso Artists Festival The SIPF is proud to announce the 7th annual Virtuoso Artists Festival, celebrating the works of the romantic, impressionistic, and contemporary musical eras. In order to open its doors to pianists and instrumentalists of the world, now this online video recording competitive festival is open for participation, providing opportunities for soloists,…