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.
In 2016 Ethan was awarded 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.
In 2017 Ethan won the7th James Waterhouse Loretto Piano Competition”Advanced” class
Ethan has twice participated in the wonderful Festival of Chopin in Mazovia, Poland. He won the 3rd and then the 4th categories.
Ethan was a finalist in the EPTA Belgium International Piano Competition in 2018.
In July 2019 Ethan won theScottish International Youth Piano Competitionas 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.
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.”
Ethan’s first CD, ‘Mysterious Pathways Volume One’ was featured on Classic FM and on a Canadian Broadcasting Corporationradio documentary featuring his collaboration with the Canadian artistTony Lucianiwho painted the cover image.
His second album, Mysterious Improvisations 2020, is a collection of one-shot, single-take classical improvisations.
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.