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…

Announcing Classical Winners 2021

Congratulations The SIPF congratulates each and every performer who put forth their hard work, passion, and dedication, often re-recording their selections a dozen times or more to present the best of themselves. Behind every great performance, not only is there a dedicated pupil or aspiring artist, there is a family to provide the support, and…

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…

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…

2019 Laureates

We congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 Seattle International Piano Competition. You are an inspiration! 2019 Competition Laureates Youth Ages 9 and under Gold medalists – Cecilia Chen (Canada), Victoria Lahee Han (USA), Taige Wang (China; in absentia) Silver medalists – Papitcha Vejmongkolkorn (Thailand), Xinran Shi (China) Audience Favorite Award – Cecilia Chen…

2017 Int’l Competition — Revised Deadline

May 15 has been the printed date for the seventh Seattle International Piano Competition deadline. The SIPF announces the change to July 7. Participants still have the remainder of May as well as June to make preparations for entry. Free of specific programming requirements, this two-round competition offers developing artists of all ages the opportunity to make a truly personal…

Congratulations!

We congratulate the hard-working pianists and violinists that took part in yesterday’s Bach Festival, and acknowledge with respect the support system behind their preparation that made it possible: we salute the wonderful, knowledgable teachers, and the supportive family and friends that provide constant encouragement. Our great thanks to the wonderful adjudicators that listened and provided…

The SIPF Thanks

The SIPF thanks Dr. Laura Jeon and Mr. Samuel Byun for organizing and running the 2016 Virtuoso Festival. We also thank our two wonderful adjudicators, Dr. Natalya Ageyeva and Dr. Minji Noh, for their time, energy, and insightful comments to our participants. Lastly, we wish to thank the students, parents, and most especially, teachers of…

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…