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Three Big Changes for the 2021 CIPC First and Second Rounds

Competition
04/20/21

This year’s competition has a host of exciting innovations to engage you, our audience members, in new ways. While the First and Second Rounds will look different from what you’ve come to expect, these three changes will bring you right into concert halls around the world to experience the artistry of our exceptional young contestants.

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5 Things to Expect from our First Virtual Competition

5 Things to Expect from Our First Virtual Competition

Competition
07/13/20

Want to watch? Go to our homepage, pianocleveland.org. All sessions begin at 7 pm EDT, and are rebroadcast the next day at 7 am EDT and 2 pm EDT. When you get to our website, click the ”play” button and the stream will start when the broadcast begins. As many of you know, the COVID-19 […]

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Piano Competition Application Tips

Competition
11/06/19

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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Nikita Mndoyants: Past, Present, and Future

Competition
12/06/17

Nikita Mndoyants had a year of exciting debuts, important milestones, and more than a few “homecomings” that kept the 2016 Mixon First Prize winner traveling almost constantly. Among the highlights was a June debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, which Pianist magazine called “a stunning start for Mndoyants.”  He also made his solo debut in […]

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Nikita Mndoyants on Tour

Community Connections
04/10/17

When Nikita Mndoyants won first prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition last year he was awarded more than a cash prize.  He also received a Carnegie Hall debut, a compact disc recording on the Steinway & Sons label, and dozens of concert engagements in the U.S. and abroad. Earlier this year he began fulfilling […]

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Festival Events Make CIPC2016 More Than a Competition

Competition
07/01/16

While more than 30 thoroughly amazing contestants are battling it out on the stages of Gartner Auditorium and Severance Hall, the “festival” component of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival will offer an amazing array of concert, enrichment, education, and community outreach programs.  These events, which are supported by a major grant from the […]

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2106 Winner’s Prize Package Largest Ever

Competition
06/23/16

The winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition will receive the most substantial prize package in the event’s history, thanks to the generosity of committed patrons and the increasing global awareness of CIPC. To begin, the first prize cash award, known as the Mixon First Prize in honor of its donors, Mal and Barbara […]

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Performance Order Announced

Competition
05/23/16

A drawing has been conducted to determine performance order for the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition & Festival.  Pianists will perform in this order for the first and second round.  The eight contestants who advance to the semi-final round will also remain in the original order.  Performance order for the chamber music and concerto phases […]

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35 Pianists Invited to CIPC 2016

Competition
05/03/16

Thirty-five contestants have been invited to participate in the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition & Festival this summer. They were selected from among more than 320 applicants, the largest number in the history of the event. The 35 contestants range in age from 19 to 30. Yuanfan Yang, who won the 2015 CIPC Young Artists […]

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PianoKids Comes to the Competition!

Community Connections
03/29/16

The 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival will welcome a very new and different audience this summer as 50 young children participate in PianoKids at CIPC. This special, all-day version of the in-school PianoKids will involve several artists from the ArtsConnect program, including Andris Koh, Aniela Eddy, and Natsumi Shibagaki – the original PianoKids […]

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CIPC Joins Steinway Prizewinner Concert Network

Competition
03/07/16

The Cleveland International Piano Competition has become the first U.S. competition to join the Steinway Prizewinner Concert Network, a collaboration of piano competitions, concert organizers, festivals, and radio stations that introduce select young pianists to international audiences. As a result of this new partnership, the Mixon First Prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano […]

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CIPC Featured in International Piano

Competition
03/02/16

Check out this great article about the 2016 Competition from the March/April issue of International Piano magazine!  And thanks to our friends at Rhinegold Publishing you can read the last two complete editions free of charge!  Just follow this link to fill out the registration form.  Once you have filled out the form, you will then […]

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