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…

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,…

Classical Fest Is Live

The SIPF is proud to present the ninth annual Classical Viennese Festival ONLINE EDITION. In advance of the results, we commend every participant for persevering to create a quality video. Our thanks also for the abundant support of their families and especially their teachers, without which the heights of excellence would be unattainable. We wish…

Classic Fest Deadline – 2 Days

The deadline for the online Classical Viennese Festival approaches. There are yet two more days to complete an application by the 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 14 deadline. Video links can be submitted until the end. As last-minute entries are prepared for submission, a few common mistakes can forfeit eligibility: Complete Entries. Entries that are incomplete…

Thank You!

We wish to thank all participants, families, and most of all, teachers, for allowing the Classical Viennese Festival to take place in digital format. Art and music focuses and amplifies the human spirit. There is no better time nor greater need for this expression than now. It breaks down division, binds us together, and lifts…

Virtuoso Fest Update

To the performers and guests of the upcoming 2019 Virtuoso Festival, the Festival Itinerary page with complete details about the times, locations, and minutiae of this exciting festival. As there is no check-in, this will be your complete guide. Make sure to read it thoroughly and print a copy for yourself. We look forward to…

5th Virtuoso Festival Announced

The SIPF is proud to announce the fifth annual Virtuoso Festival, for pianist and violinist soloists, and chamber musicians on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Taking place at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Washington, this festival is open to all ages and nationalities, and features the solo and chamber works of the…