The Singapore International Piano Festival was established in 1994, when solo piano recitals were a rare event in the country. Now in its 27th edition, the festival has become a highlight of the international music calendar and is today Asia’s premier piano festival.
SIPF takes the unique approach of presenting recitals by four different pianists over a series of consecutive evenings. Past editions of the festival have featured the virtuosos Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Yuja Wang, Stephen Kovacevich, Nikolai Demidenko, Pascal Rogé, Piotr Anderszewski, Stephen Hough, Benjamin Grosvenor, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Lars Vogt and Angela Hewitt, among others.
The festival is organised by Singapore Symphony Orchestra and takes place in Victoria Concert Hall, one of the oldest buildings in Singapore. The 2021 edition will be held 3-6 June and features Kseniia Vokhmianina, Churen Li, Nicholas Loh and Chang Yun-Hua.