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CIPC Throwback! Watch Your Favorite Performances Now!

Competition
07/21/15

Thanks to the hard work of CIPC summer intern Christopher Brinich, dozens of performance videos from past competitions are now available on YouTube. Watch winning performances from Stanislav Khristenko, Alexander Schimpf, Martina Filjak, and more – including the fantastically entertaining performance of Lavignac’s Galop-Marche performed by the four 2013 winners. More videos are being added […]

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In Memoriam

Community Connections

Constance Curtiss Manuel, known to her many friends at the CIPC as Connie, died in June at the age of 96. She was a sixth generation Clevelander, descended from the earliest settlers of our nation. Mrs. Manuel attended Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Simmons College in Boston, and Western Reserve Medical School. She completed her […]

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A Unique Way to Give to CIPC

Competition
12/15/14

Do you have an appreciated stock?  With the stock market hitting record highs, consider gifting stock you’ve held for one year or longer to the Cleveland International Piano Competition. There’s a double tax benefit:  (1) You can deduct the current fair market value of the stock; and (2) you will avoid the capital gains tax, as […]

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Keeping Up With Stanislav Khristenko

Competition
12/12/14

Since winning first prize at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC), Stanislav Khristenko has been launched on a career-changing path of concertizing, recording, and learning new repertoire. He is, at varying times, exhausted, exhilarated, and contemplative. At all times he is focused on the future, making certain that he is well prepared for the […]

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Here Come the Young Artists!

Competition

This spring 25 very young pianists will participate in the CIPC Young Artists Competition and Institute, the first multi-round, international version of the former Piano/Ohio program organized by CIPC since 2005. CIPC Young Artists will welcome piano students from around the world for juried performances, as well as master classes from members of the jury. […]

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Looking Ahead to the 2016 Competition

Competition

Mark your calendar now for the next Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival, which will be held from Sunday, July 24 through Sunday, August 7, 2016.  If those dates seem a little different this time around, you’re absolutely correct – the event is now a full 15 days long! Two important changes are the driving […]

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Stanislav Khristenko Becomes a Steinway Artist

Competition
11/10/14

2013 Mixon First Prize winner Stanislav Khristenko has been named to the roster of Steinway Artists.  The designation recognizes a select group of pianists who have chosen to perform exclusively on Steinway pianos. Mr. Khristenko released an album, Fantasies, on the Steinway & Sons label in 2014, which was part of his 2013 CIPC prize […]

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Two Breathtaking Performances, Plus a new CD!

Competition
06/03/14

Stanislav Khristenko, winner of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition, captivated audiences in Cleveland and New York for two separate concerts in May. He performed the same repertoire for both performances, a diverse and engaging program that began with Bartók’s tumultuous Piano Sonata, Sz. 80 and ended with Prokofiev’s thundering “Stalingrad” Sonata. Between these two […]

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Mal And Barbara Mixon Increase First Prize Gift To $75,000

Competition
01/23/14

The winner of the next Cleveland International Piano Competition, which will be held in 2016, will be presented with a cash award of $75,000, up from $50,000, thanks to the generosity of prize donors Mal and Barbara Mixon.  The Mixons, who have been donating the First Prize cash award of $50,000 since 2005, felt the […]

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In Memory of Richard Manuel

Competition
01/09/14

Richard Manuel, a generous patron and longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, passed away on January 5, 2014. Mr. Manuel began his involvement with the Competition in its early days, when it was known as the Robert Casadesus Piano Competition, beginning an association that lasted more than 30 […]

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5 Questions for Stanislav Khristenko

Competition
11/21/13

Since Stanislav Khristenko won First Prize at the 2013 Competition, we have received many inquiries from orchestras and presenters around the U.S. who wish to engage him for an upcoming season.  Venues that have presented CIPC winners for years, as well as those that are new, recognize Stanislav’s engaging personality and mastery at the keyboard.  […]

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Catching up with Alexander Schimpf

Competition
10/28/13

The new concert season has begun and Alexander Schimpf is off and running with the first of a series of tours that will keep him busy through the end of May. This one starts with a recital at Hiram College on October 30, and continues through November 24 with a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in […]

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