In September 2022 Ethan Loch won the Keyboard Category Final of the BBC Young Musician competition at the age of seventeen.

He went on to secure a place in the Grand Final at Bridgewater Hall, where he performed Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto no. 2 with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

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). Ethan's first CD,'Mysterious Pathways Volume One' was featured on Classic FM and a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio documentary.

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 was the focus of a BBC radio documentary called 'Batman and Ethan' which explored the freedom a blind child can experience through working with the talented teacher of the blind, Daniel Kish. He has also appeared on BBC’s The One Show and ITV’s Little Big Shots, where he performed both solo and with the Romanian singer and harpist Daria.

Ethan is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician finalists.

In March 2024, Ethan was featured in BBC Scotland series, 'The Culture Scene', available now to watch on iPlayer. 

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