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 Results

Our thanks to our judges, Dr. JinHee Kate Kim, Dr. Nicole Narboni, Dr. Minji Noh, Dr. Alexander Tutunov, and Dr. Francis Yang, for listening to this year’s participants. We thank all the participants and their teachers especially during these unprecedented times for lovingly preparing their recordings at home. Thanks to our organizers, Chelsea Bloomberg and…

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,…

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…

Classical Festival Deadline Extended

The upcoming Classical Viennese Festival deadline has changed. Note that the SIPF accepts applications until 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 14. Similar to previous festivals, this year’s event is conducted online via pre-recorded video links supplied by its performing participants. We look forward to hearing the many classical works, this time also including string entries and…

2020 Bach Fest Online

The Seattle International Piano Festival (SIPF) is proud to present for the eleventh annual Bach Festival (online edition) for pianists and stringed instrumentalists of any nationality, featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach. This year’s event will be exclusively online. The event has expanded participation categories for all string players, and categories for Baroque keyboard masters…

2020 Virtuoso Artists Results Posted

Our thanks to our judges, Kelli Stephens, Paula Watt, and Francis Yang, for listening to this year’s participants. We thank all the participants and their teachers especially during these unprecedented times for lovingly preparing their recordings at home. Thanks to our organizers, Maxwell Adkisson and Chelsea Bloomberg, for putting the event together and coordinating with…

Changes to the Virtuoso

Formerly the Virtuoso Festival, the Virtuoso Artists Festival opens its doors to participants of the world. Recently revised, expanded, and deadline extended, this inclusive educational festival aims to inspire youth and adult musicians to create and share their artistry from anywhere in the world – even from his or her living room. In these difficult…