Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
G2 3DB


VariousThree finalists perform a concerto of their choice
Gordon McPhersonNew work


Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Programme Note

SIPC which is one of only two major international piano competitions in the UK and the only one in Scotland runs from 1 - 10 September. Early stages and semi-finals are in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and final is in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at 3.00pm on Sunday 10 September (FOR TICKETS: 0141 353 8000.) Three finalists perform a concerto of their choice having been selected from 32 pianists from 20 countries across 4 continents during the earlier rounds from 1 September.

Internationally acclaimed pianists Steven Osborne and Olga Kern are two of the eight pianists who make up the jury, chaired by Aaron Shorr, Head of Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Like Shorr, other members of the jury Meng-Chieh Liu, Peter Tuite and Soo-Jung Shin serve on the faculties of conservatoires around the world; and as well as his solo career, Ivari Ilja is renowned for his performances as an accompanist to some of the world’s greatest artists. Krishna Thiagaragan, formerly a concert pianist, is CEO of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.  


Pianist Olga Kern is on the jury of the Scottish International Piano Competition

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