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Hello! We’re Piano Cleveland.

February 07th 2020

We present the Cleveland International Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. It’s nice to meet you! You’re probably wondering who we are. So, we’ve put together a short FAQ to share a bit about our new identity.

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Director of Operations Crystal Carlson Honored by Musical America

December 19th 2019
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Crystal Carlson, Director of Operations, is among 30 individuals nationwide named as Musical America magazine’s 2019 Professionals of the Year. This honor recognizes “the often behind-the-scenes individuals who keep the performing arts alive and well and relevant.” With 14,000 performing arts organizations and 6,000 artists in more than 95 countries, Musical America is regarded as […]

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Building the audiences of tomorrow on #GivingTuesday

November 26th 2019
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You probably know that your support on Giving Tuesday helps the Cleveland International Piano Competition provide Northeast Ohio with two weeks of breathtaking musical performances. But did you also know that your donation supports a full range of audience programming and community and educational initiatives for all audiences? Highlights from our 2019 educational outreach programs […]

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Piano Competition Application Tips

November 06th 2019
Competition

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Cleveland International Piano Competition is coming up. As you prepare your application, here are some things to keep in mind: The heart of any piano competition application is the video. Strive for the highest quality sound you can manage (let your friend with the new iPhone 11 put […]

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Four Pianos, Eight Hands, One Incredible Encore!

October 28th 2019
Events

CIPC hosted its annual Encore! gala benefit on October 12, 2019, in the beautifully appointed Founders Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. More than 275 guests gathered for dinner, drinks, raffle, and musical performances from past medalists Arianna Körting (2012), Jiayan Sun (2013), and Konstantin Soukhovetski (2003). CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg and master of ceremonies […]

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CIPC for Young Artists Medalist Arianna Körting on Learning to Play

October 08th 2019
Events

CIPC for Young Artists Medalist Arianna Körting was three when she heard a song on the radio and played it by ear on the piano.  That was enough for her mother to put her in piano lessons. Körting sat down with award-winning pianist, writer, Ted Talk presenter, and series host of Living the Classical Life, […]

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A Conversation with CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg and Living the Classical Life’s Zsolt Bognar

October 02nd 2019
Events

In advance of CIPC’s Encore! gala benefit, CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg sat down for an interview with award-winning pianist, writer, Ted Talk presenter, and series host of Living the Classical Life, Zsolt Bognar. In their conversation, the two touched on everything from special transcriptions that will be part of the semi-finals of the 2020 Cleveland […]

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CIPC Newsletter: Fall 2019

September 30th 2019

What an incredible summer it was! CIPC hosted the first-of-its-kind Competition Preparatory Camp for Young Artists at Baldwin-Wallace University and concluded our 2019 Concert Series with Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss playing an unforgettable evening of four-hand and piano duo works. They were part of a concert series that included the extraordinary talents of 2018 […]

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CIPC Newsletter: Spring 2019

March 20th 2019

Spring is in the air! And with it brings new, exciting things – especially for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. As you may have heard in February, CIPC is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our event programming! This summer CIPC, in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University, will host a preparatory camp for young […]

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CIPC Newsletter: October 2018

October 02nd 2018

  2019 Concert Series Every two years CIPC presents a diverse array of concerts throughout the year that “celebrate the art of piano.” Highlights from past concert series’ include the Cleveland debut of Martha Argerich with Sergei Babayan at Severance Hall, Juno Award Winner Marc-André Hamelin, and 2016 Gramophone Artist of the Year Daniil Trifonov. Last month, […]

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