Q&A with Martín García García
This past week, Piano Cleveland spoke with Martín García García, Mixon First Prize Winner of the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition, to understand how he is preparing for his upcoming debut at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 12th.Continue Reading
Four Pianos, Eight Hands, One Incredible Encore!
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 […]Continue Reading
CIPC for Young Artists Medalist Arianna Körting on Learning to Play
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, […]Continue Reading
A Conversation with CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg and Living the Classical Life’s Zsolt Bognar
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 […]Continue Reading
Valentine’s Day With Stanislav Khristenko and Tatiana Chulochnikova
Join us for a romantic evening with husband and wife duo Stanislav Khristenko, 2013 Mixon First Prize Winner, and Tatiana Chulochnikova, Concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort. Stanislav and Tatiana will present an enchanting program of works for duo piano and violin. The event will be held on Saturday, February 17, 6:00 pm at Shaker […]Continue Reading
Some 270 guests enjoyed a great dinner and fantastic performances by Nikita Mndoyants, Stanislav Khristenko, Dinara Klinton, and Leonardo Colafelice at the Encore! gala to benefit the Cleveland International Piano Competition on Saturday, August 5. Net proceeds of $60,000 were raised for the organization.Continue Reading
Nikita Mndoyants on Tour
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 […]Continue Reading
Free Childrens’ Concert! CIPC Presents Carnival of the Animals!
Last summer CIPC’s ArtsConnect program worked with several community organizations to present two free community performances of Camille Saint-Saëns’ very child-friendly Carnival of the Animals. This spring the fun will continue at the Rainey Institute, a Cleveland institution that has been providing the community with education and programing in the performing and visual arts for […]Continue Reading
Bravo Piano Returns!
Mark your calendar now for the social event of the year! Bravo Piano, the spectacular black tie gala held at Severance Hall on the final night of the competition, will be back again – this year honoring the John P. Murphy Foundation and the Kulas Foundation, which have provided generous support for CIPC since it […]Continue Reading
Learning Series Offers Insights into the Competition, the Music, and the Artists
One of the most popular events in 2013 was the Jury Roundtable Discussion – a standing-room only opportunity to learn everything about what the jury listens for during the competition, how they make their decisions, the “special something” that distinguishes a first prize winner, and more. We’re bringing it back for 2016, in the largest […]Continue Reading
Single Tickets on Sale Now!
More than 320 pianists from 38 countries applied to compete in the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, promising an absolutely incredible level of talent. A 5-member screening jury will review the applications and performance videos of all 320 applicants in early April, ultimately inviting 27 to 30 pianists to participate. Watch your inbox for the […]Continue Reading
Thought-Provoking Film Series to Showcase the World of Piano Music
Virtuoso pianist Martha Argerich takes center stage at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2 with a screening of Argerich, a film created by her daughter Stéphanie. Ms. Argerich follows her famous mother through public concerts and private moments, revealing the challenges of a family that has lived in the glare of the international stage. The […]Continue Reading