Video cover for Horowitz In Vienna Ethan was born in 2004 and diagnosed completely blind since birth. As a toddler, he would explore the piano for hours imitating his first inspiration, Rowlf the piano-playing dog from the Muppet Show. His other inspiration, the DVD "Horowitz in Vienna", he played relentlessly. His formal piano lessons began at age 4 with his mother, but he now studies with Fali Pavri (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). He has been composing since early childhood and loves to tell imaginative stories in his compositions.

Ethan standing at a grand piano Ethan's first major concert was at a Music in Lanark event where he also debuted his first major composition work, "Wallace at Lanark" illustrating the life of Scottish hero William Wallace. Videos here and here.

Ethan and Daniel kish walking down the street with their canes Ethan was the focus of a BBC radio documentary called 'Batman and Ethan' about the freedom a blind child can experience through working with the talented teacher of the blind, Daniel Kish.

In 2016 Ethan was awarded his first major International award at the Vatican. He received the Premio Asoluto prize at the 15th International 'Giuseppe Sciacca' awards in Rome, for his ability to create music "full of colours" as an inspiration to all.

Ethan and Leon McCawley In 2017 Ethan won the 7th James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition "Advanced" class. As part of that prize, he performed at Steinway Hall in London.

Ethan in Poland Ethan has twice participated in the wonderful Festival of Chopin in Mazovia, Poland. He won the 3rd and then the 4th categories. He performed at Chopin's house and later for the Warsaw Music Society.

Ethan was a finalist in the EPTA Belgium International Piano Competition in 2018.

In 2019 Ethan received his ATCL (Associate of Trinity College London) with a mark of 92/100 at the age of 14.

In July 2019 Ethan won the Scottish International Youth Piano Competition as part of the Moray Prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Over covid lockdown 2020, every Saturday at 8PM Ethan showcased a short 15-minute concert on his YouTube channel. He recorded 44 concerts over the year.

Ethan at the BBC Young Musician Competition In 2022, after a year of competing Ethan won the 2022 BBC Young Musician Keyboard Category Final with the judges saying, “Ethan found orchestral colours on the piano like no-one else can.”

In 2023 Ethan was a prize winner at the Verbier Academy in Switzerland.

Later in 2023 Ethan won second place at the first ever Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition. Nashville International Chopin Piano Competition Final 2023 .

Ethan was featured on The List, Top 100 People to Watch in 2022. Link to article

Ethan was featured in a wide ranging interview in the Music Teacher Magazine which can be read here Link to article

In the summer of 2023 Ethan was awarded a place at the Verbier Academy as a piano soloist.

Mysterious Pathways Volume One Album Cover Ethan's first CD, 'Mysterious Pathways Volume One' was featured on Classic FM and on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio documentary featuring his collaboration with the Canadian artist Tony Luciani who painted the cover image.

Mysterious Improvisations 2020 Album Cover His second album, Mysterious Improvisations 2020 , is a collection of one-shot, single-take classical improvisations.

He has made three TV appearances to date. The first was on the One Show, and the second in May 2018 on the ITV show Little Big Shots where he enjoyed chatting to Dawn French and performing both on his own and as a duet with young Romanian singer and harpist Daria. His third appearance was on the BBC Young Musician 2022 competition where he won the category final (keyboard) and performed the Chopin Piano Concerto No.2. The final was won by percussionist Jordan Ashman.

Ethan is busy studying the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and playing around the UK in both solo and concerto work. He has concerts in 2024 with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Mark Wigglesworth, Manchester Camerata Orchestra as a guest artist and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In 2025 he is already booked to perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Please see the events page for details.