Ethan Loch began piano lessons at age 4 with his mother. He now studies with Fali Pavri at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Diagnosed completely blind since birth, Ethan already explored the piano for hours as a toddler, imitating his first inspiration, Rowlf the piano-playing dog from The Muppet Show. His other inspiration was a DVD of Horowitz in Vienna, which he played relentlessly. Today, in his spare time, he can be found in his music room composing and improvising for hours and hours. After winning the keyboard category of the BBC Young Musician in 2022, he went on to the grand final, where he performed Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with the BBC Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.