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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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CIPC Young Artists Competition Expand in Size and Scope for 2015

Young Artists

CIPC’s Young Artists competition, which was launched in 2005 as a two-day Ohio event, has been expanded to follow the international, multi-round format of the CIPC itself. The competition will be held May 13-22, 2015 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.  Contestants will participate in two age groups:  Juniors (age 12 to 15) and […]

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CIPC’s New ArtsConnect Program Continues Mission of Access to the Arts

Community Connections

The indefatigable Graham Grund, one of the city’s grandest arts patrons, stood at the helm of Access to the Arts for more than two decades.  It was an organization she founded at age 70, using mostly volunteer students from the Cleveland Institute of Music to bring music and joy to the residents of nursing homes […]

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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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2014 Concert Series Tickets Now on Sale

Concert Series
12/11/13

2014 Concert Series Presents World Class Musicians  The Cleveland International Piano Competition will present an extraordinary series of concerts in 2014 that will include a Gramophone Artist of the Year, an Israeli-Palestinian piano duo, an internationally acclaimed Baroque orchestra, and four CIPC medalists. Presented collectively as the CIPC Concert Series, each of the four world-class […]

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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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Help Support the CIPC!

Community Connections

Looking back over the past two years, particularly the thrilling weeks of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition, we are filled with gratitude by the support we have enjoyed from so many individuals in Northeast Ohio and beyond. This support was evident in our largest and most successful Competition ever, held this past summer at […]

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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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CIPC comes out on top!

Uncategorized
10/23/13

Classical music critic Laurence Vittes was in Cleveland for the final round of the 2013 Competition, and by all accounts enjoyed himself thoroughly during his stay.  Clearly he was impressed with the quality of the finalists and The Cleveland Orchestra, as he recounts in a review on the Huffington Post.  Read it all RIGHT HERE.

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5 Questions for Alexander Schimpf

Competition
10/20/13

First in a series of conversations with interesting people connected to the CIPC. Watch this space for more! 1. How did you first learn about the CIPC and what compelled you to apply? The competition is well known anyway – again and again I had heard about friends and colleagues who took part, and I also […]

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