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Upcoming Bravo Piano gala is principal fundraiser for CIPC

Competition
05/03/13

Bravo Piano, the elegant black-tie gala held traditionally at Severance Hall on the final night of the Competition, will again serve as the primary fundraiser for the CIPC.  In 2011 a substantial portion of CIPC’s budget was raised and more than 500 guests enjoyed the evening’s festivities. Under the leadership of Co-Chairmen Jill and Paul […]

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Thirty-two pianists from 17 countries invited to participate in 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition

Competition
04/30/13

A selection jury comprised of Frank Weinstock, CIPC Artistic Director Paul Schenly and CIPC Executive Director Pierre van der Westhuizen has done the nearly impossible: narrowed a pool of hundreds of applicants to an elite group of 32 invited contestants. According to Mr. Schenly the quality of this year’s applicants was higher than ever. “We […]

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CIPC offers a new way to experience the Cleveland Museum of Art

Competition

By David Franklin Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler Director Cleveland Museum of Art It’s important to me that the museum is a container for as many of the arts as possible. Fundamentally, art is about inspiration, creativity, and sensitivity. The experience of music can provide us with a new way to explore paintings. Music […]

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CIPC Festival adds a sensational new dimension to Competition

Competition

32 contestants?  Yes.  Breathtaking performances?  Yes.  Drama and excitement?  Of course.  But wait – there’s more! This year marks the launch of the CIPC Festival, a series of events running concurrently with the Competition that will entertain, engage, and expand the knowledge of anyone who wants to take a step or two beyond the contestant […]

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Why I Like Competitions

Community Connections
03/26/13

by Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com I’ve recently become impressed by how deeply concerned organizations and companies are about finding out whether or not I have had an enjoyable experience. People everywhere are asking — how did you find your banking experience, your shopping experience, or your flight experience? Even websites have these little popup surveys — […]

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Look But Don’t Touch? Not For This Art!

Community Connections

As if Gartner Auditorium and Severance Hall were not large enough to contain the glorious music of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, 22 brightly decorated pianos will pop up on the streets of Cleveland to help celebrate the event this summer. Presented jointly by CIPC and Case Western Reserve University, the pianos are a delightfully […]

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CIPC and Steinway Continue Remarkable Partnership

Competition

When the first notes of the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition are played in Gartner Auditorium this summer, audience members will be treated to one of the most sublime sounds in the world of musical instruments:  the Steinway concert grand piano.  Those in attendance can relax, knowing that the quality of sound will remain the […]

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Marshall Griffith to Perform for “Jazz-a-Palooza”

Events

Looking for a great way to welcome spring with some great jazz music?  Look no further than “Jazz-a-Palooza,” an afternoon concert on Sunday, April 14 with renowned jazz pianist Marshall Griffith in the beautiful Beachwood home of CIPC board member Zeda Blau. Marshall will perform in the warm ambience that can only be achieved in […]

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Alexander Schimpf Carries the Day

Events

Alexander Schimpf performed to a sell-out audience on Sunday, March 10 at the home of David Franklin and Antonia Reiner-Franklin.  The concert, part of  CIPC’s “PianoPalooza” series, was hosted by the Franklins and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Fifty guests enjoyed an eclectic program that ranged from the Classical (Mozart and Beethoven) to the contemporary […]

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Heartfelt Thanks to the Mixons

Community Connections
02/05/13

CIPC extends its deepest thanks to Mr. and Mrs. A. Malachi Mixon III, who have pledged their commitment to present the Mixon First Prize of $50,000 for the 2013 Competition and for the next four Competitions to follow.  The Mixons have been presenting the first prize since 2005, making their total commitment to date $450,000.

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