About Piano Cleveland

Piano Cleveland Blog

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
fall 2019 newsletter

CIPC Newsletter: Fall 2019


What an incredible summer it was! CIPC hosted the first-of-its-kind Competition Preparatory Camp for Young Artists at Baldwin-Wallace University and concluded our 2019 Concert Series with Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss playing an unforgettable evening of four-hand and piano duo works. They were part of a concert series that included the extraordinary talents of 2018 […]

Continue Reading
spring 2019 newsletter

CIPC Newsletter: Spring 2019


Spring is in the air! And with it brings new, exciting things – especially for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. As you may have heard in February, CIPC is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our event programming! This summer CIPC, in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University, will host a preparatory camp for young […]

Continue Reading
collage of multiple artist performing on 2019 concert series

CIPC Newsletter: October 2018


  2019 Concert Series Every two years CIPC presents a diverse array of concerts throughout the year that “celebrate the art of piano.” Highlights from past concert series’ include the Cleveland debut of Martha Argerich with Sergei Babayan at Severance Hall, Juno Award Winner Marc-André Hamelin, and 2016 Gramophone Artist of the Year Daniil Trifonov. Last month, […]

Continue Reading

Announcing: 2019 Concert Series!

Concert Series

Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) is thrilled to announce our 2019 Concert Series! The brilliant pianists in this lineup will leave the audience awestruck and the level of talent, passion, and virtuosity displayed will be anything but ordinary. Rest assured, this is one concert series you do not want to miss! Advance tickets for the […]

Continue Reading

CIPC Announces New President and CEO

Community Connections

The Cleveland International Piano Competition announced today that Yaron Kohlberg has been retained as the President and CEO, effective September 1, 2018. Mr. Kohlberg will direct the overall management and operations of the CIPC and will work with the Board of Directors to implement the organization’s mission to become the preeminent international piano competition in […]

Continue Reading

CIPC for Young Artists Ends on a Festive Note


The winners of the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists were announced at an award ceremony on Saturday June 9, following an exciting final round the previous night.  After nine days of performances, fourteen-year-old Eva Gevorgyan of Russia was named first prize winner of the junior division and Xuaoxuan Li age 16, of China […]

Continue Reading

Winners to be Announced at Award Ceremony, Day After Final Round

Young Artists

In a break from CIPC tradition, winners of the first, second, and third prizes of both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Young Artists competition will be announced at an award ceremony rather than immediately following the final round.  Special prize winners also will be announced at the ceremony, which will be held on […]

Continue Reading