Short Biography

Ethan Loch is an 19-year-old Scottish pianist who won the Keyboard Category Final of the BBC Young Musician competition in September 2022. He went on to perform at the Grand Final at Bridgewater Hall with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. The performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

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 and his other inspiration, the DVD "Horowitz in Vienna", was played relentlessly. His formal piano lessons began at age 4 with his mother, and he now studies with Fali Pavri at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Ethan performs solo recitals throughout the UK and has joined the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland as concerto soloist. Ethan has also won the Scottish International Youth Piano Competition (2019), 7th James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition "Advanced" class (2017), Premio Asoluto prize at the 15th International 'Giuseppe Sciacca' awards (2016) and was a finalist in the EPTA Belgium International Piano Competition (2018).