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Audience Favorite to Perform at Opening Ceremony

Young Artists
04/02/18

Leonid Nediak may have been the ultimate expression of the spirit of the 2015 Young Artists competition.  Barely 12 years old at the time, he looked to many like a small boy about to perform in his first recital.  Within seconds of the start of his first performance, however, the impression was quickly dispelled.  Young […]

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Prodigies Return!

Young Artists

Right on cue for spring, the brightest young talent from music schools and conservatories worldwide will soon arrive in Cleveland to compete in the 2018 Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists.  This 11-day event made its debut as an international counterpart to CIPC in 2015, with the sensational young pianists demonstrating skill, poise and […]

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Valentine’s Day With Stanislav Khristenko and Tatiana Chulochnikova

Events
01/23/18

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 […]

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Best Wishes to Pierre van der Westhuizen

Community Connections
12/06/17

Pierre van der Westhuizen, who has served as CIPC’s President and CEO since 2011, has been named Director of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Awards.  He will move to Kalamazoo, Michigan and begin his new duties on January 2. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of […]

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Nikita Mndoyants: Past, Present, and Future

Competition

Nikita Mndoyants had a year of exciting debuts, important milestones, and more than a few “homecomings” that kept the 2016 Mixon First Prize winner traveling almost constantly. Among the highlights was a June debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, which Pianist magazine called “a stunning start for Mndoyants.”  He also made his solo debut in […]

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2017 Concert Series Was Perfection From Start To Finish

Concert Series

For CIPC concert patrons, 2017 was a year to remember.  Beginning with a sublime performance by renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin, carrying on with Nikita Mndoyants – who reminded all in attendance of the mastery he displayed at the 2016 CIPC –  and ending with a once-in-a-lifetime, sold-out performance by Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan at […]

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Staff Profile: Crystal Carlson

Community Connections
08/10/17

Crystal Carlson, CIPC’s Production Manager, has had a very interesting career trajectory since joining the organization in 2011. But we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s start with her background. Like most of the CIPC staff, Crystal is a musician. Her instrument is her voice, making her the only vocalist on the team. Born […]

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Nikita Mndoyants Releases New CD

Past Winners

2016 Mixon First Prize winner Nikita Mndoyants has released a new recording on the Steinway & Sons label. Available in multiple formats at Amazon and iTunes, the disc includes Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6; Beethoven’s Bagatelles, Op. 126; and Prokofiev’s Sarcasms, Op. 17. Mr. Mndoyants performed the first two of these works at his Carnegie Hall […]

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Encore! Recap

Community Connections

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.

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Young Artists Return in 2018

Young Artists

A little more than two years ago a select group of exceptionally talented young pianists surprised and delighted the audiences, critics, and jury members in attendance at the 2015 CIPC for Young Artists. The level of skill and poise displayed by the young virtuosos was, according to the Plain Dealer, “remarkable to behold,” and seasoned […]

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