26th SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL
The Singapore International Piano Festival 2019 brings together four virtuoso pianists: renowned veteran British pianist Ronan O’Hora, Russian-born American Gilmore Artist Award recipient Kirill Gerstein, the always-fascinating Chinese pianist Sa Chen, and the spirited young genius of Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel.
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.