26th SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL
The 2019 edition of the Singapore International Piano Festival brings together virtuoso pianists from four corners of the world: renowned veteran British pianist Ronan O’Hora who has played in all major cities in Europe and the USA, two Gilmore Artist Award recipients – Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter and Russian-born American Kirill Gerstein – as well as top Chinese pianist Sa Chen.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Singapore International Piano Festival has presented over 80 pianists in recital, many of whom are among the very greatest in the music world. Unlike most recital series, each annual edition of the Festival uniquely features recitals over consecutive evenings, offering concertgoers who regularly attend every evening an intense, varied and richly rewarding pianistic and musical experience.
Alongside such celebrated virtuosi as Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Stephen Kovacevich, Nikolai Demidenko, Pascal Rogé, Piotr Anderszewski, Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Lars Vogt and Angela Hewitt, the Festival has also had a fantastic track record of impressive debuts by such rising stars as Benjamin Grosvenor, Wang Yuja, Lukáš Vondráček and Nareh Arghamanyan, as it strives to nurture promising young talent.
Beginning in 1994, at a time when piano recitals were rare and a much-treasured event, the Festival has since established itself as a regular highlight in the musical landscape of Singapore, hosting pianists – and audiences – from all over the world as Asia’s Premier Piano Festival.