Alexander Tutunov on the Int’l Competition

Alexander Tutunov on the Int’l Competition Recently, we asked artist, and former president of the jury his thoughts on the Seattle International Piano Competition. We thank Dr. Tutunov for his thoughts and insights: I feel incredibly fortunate to be involved, in various capacities with the wonderful SIPF and its creators, continuously since the First edition…

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…

Update from Artem Kuznetzov

Recently, we received an update from 2017 collegiate gold medalist from the Seattle International Piano Competition, Artem Kuznetzov. SIPC represents a fantastic opportunity for any young pianist who is trying to establish his/her career. Not only does it give the opportunity to perform in a beautiful venue in front of a world recognized jury, it…

Xiting Yang

Interview with Xiting Yang

In a recent interview with Xiting Yang, we recently caught up with this 2019 President’s Prizewinner. She talks about her experiences during the Seattle International Piano Competition and her what has happened since that time. Some commentary from Ms. Yang: Ivona Kaminska: From the perspective of building a career in music, what role does SIPC play?…

Catch Up with 2009 Gold Medalist

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with 2009 collegiate gold medalist from the Seattle International Piano Competition, Christopher McKiggan. We spoke last with Dr. McKiggan in 2015 during the planning phase of Resonance of Hope, a collaborative project of original compositions by artists of disparate states, politically, who were asked to write a…

Interview with 2009 Prizewinner

We are delighted to speak in this interview with 2009 gold medalist, Mr. McKiggan again, and learn some insights about the challenges of being a concert artist, and quite a bit more about our guest today. A conversation between Christopher Janwong McKiggan and SIPF executive director, Christopher Bowlby. Awarded numerous top prizes in international piano competitions, including laureate…