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Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists Returns in 2018

February 05th 2017
Young Artists

CIPC for Young Artists took Cleveland by storm in its first international iteration in 2015, with sensational young pianists delighting audiences and critics with their skill, poise, and unbridled joy in performing.  We are thrilled to again present the brightest young talent currently studying in music schools and conservatories worldwide this coming summer. The event […]

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2017 Concert Series Was Perfection From Start To Finish

December 06th 2017
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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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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Best Wishes to Pierre van der Westhuizen

Community Connections

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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Encore! Recap

August 10th 2017
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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Staff Profile: Crystal Carlson

Community Connections

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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Nikita Mndoyants on Tour

April 10th 2017
Community Connections

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 […]

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CIPC Staff Profile: Justine Porter

General

Meet Justine Porter, CIPC’s Director of Stewardship and Special Events.  Having joined the organization in December 2014 she’s one of the newest members of the team, but already she’s had a major impact. Mrs. Porter is responsible for building relationships, organizing special events, and developing new ideas for capturing the interest of potential donors.  She […]

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Young Pianists to Return in 2018

Young Artists

CIPC for Young Artists, the competition that in 2015 brought us amazing young pianists such as Yuanfan Yang, Leonid Nediak, and Jae Hong Park, will return again next year with a new group of remarkable young artists. The event will be held May 30 through June 9, 2018 in Cleveland’s University Circle arts district.  Twenty pianists […]

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