1. Ethan won the 2022 BBC Young Musician Keyboard Category Final with the judges remarking that he “found orchestral colours on the piano like no-one else can.” You can watch his performance here. Excitingly, Ethan was also featured on The List, Top 100 People to Watch in 2022.

2. Born in 2004 in Blantyre, Scotland, Ethan Loch was diagnosed as completely blind from birth and as a toddler would play the piano for hours, imitating his first inspiration: Rowlf the piano-playing dog from the Muppet Show! Ethan was also inspired by the DVD “Horowitz in Vienna” which he played continuously.

3. In 2016 Ethan was awarded his first major international award at the Premio Asoluto prize at the 15th International ‘Giuseppe Sciacca’ awards at the Vatican, Rome. This prize was awarded to him for his ability to create music “full of colours” which are an inspiration for all. A year later in 2017 he was awarded the 7th James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition “Advanced” class, part of the prize being to perform at the Steinway Hall in London.

4. Ethan began formally playing the piano with lessons with his mother at the age of 4. He has been composing since early childhood and loves to tell imaginative stories through his compositions. Today he studies with Fali Pavri at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

5. An expert in Chopin, Ethan has participated twice in the Festival of Chopin in Mazovia, Poland, winning 3rd and then the 4th categories. He has also performed at Chopin’s House and the Warsaw Music Society. He’ll be joining us to play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 at Lighthouse, Poole [20 Mar], Bristol Beacon [21 Mar] and Hall for Cornwall on [22 Mar]…we can’t wait!

Join Ethan at Lighthouse, Poole [20 Mar], Bristol Beacon [21 March] or Hall for Cornwall [22 March]