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Competition
03/01/16

More than 320 pianists from 38 countries applied to compete in the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, promising an absolutely incredible level of talent. A 5-member screening jury will review the applications and performance videos of all 320 applicants in early April, ultimately inviting 27 to 30 pianists to participate. Watch your inbox for the […]

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Thought-Provoking Film Series to Showcase the World of Piano Music

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Virtuoso pianist Martha Argerich takes center stage at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2 with a screening of Argerich, a film created by her daughter Stéphanie. Ms. Argerich follows her famous mother through public concerts and private moments, revealing the challenges of a family that has lived in the glare of the international stage. The […]

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CIPC Festival Returns as Highlight of 2016 Competion

Competition

Since 2013, when the Cleveland International Piano Competition moved the solo rounds to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the event has included the CIPC Festival, a series of events designed to enrich the competition for everyone. We’re pleased to announce that the festival is back for 2016, bigger and better than ever with an amazing […]

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CIPC President and CEO Named “Key Influencer”

Community Connections
12/02/15

CIPC is proud to announce that President and CEO Pierre van der Westhuizen has been named one of Musical America’s Key Industry Influencers in its Professionals of the Year Special Report.  Their profile on Dr. van der Westhuizen, can be read HERE. Each year, the Musical America Professionals of the Year are the performing arts […]

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PianoKids Brings Music to Cleveland’s Schools

Community Connections
11/30/15

CIPC’s ArtsConnect program, working in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association, has launched PianoKids, a new music outreach project that is bringing top-tier, professional artists to Cleveland students who have limited access to concert performances. Ten Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools are participating in the 2015/16 PianoKids program, which is being sponsored by […]

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Mixon First Prize Increased to $75,000 for 2016 CIPC

Competition
11/10/15

Thanks to the generosity of long time patrons Mal and Barbara Mixon, the first prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition will receive a cash award of $75,000. This is increased from the $50,000 the Mixons had been donating for many years. The substantial cash award makes CIPC extremely attractive to potential contestants, […]

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Final Round Expanded to Include Chamber Music

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The final round of the Cleveland International Piano Competition has been expanded to include chamber music performances, providing another opportunity for the finalists to demonstrate their skills and for audience members to enjoy the amazing talent of these artists.  The finalists will select one of four piano quintets (Brahms, Dvorak, Franck, and Schumann) and perform with […]

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Grammy® Winner Bramwell Tovey to Conduct Final Round at 2016 CIPC

Competition

Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2000, will conduct The Cleveland Orchestra for the final round of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC). Mr. Tovey also is Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics […]

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Schedule announced, tickets on sale for 2016 CIPC

Competition
11/09/15

The 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival will be nothing short of a feast for keyboard fans.  Dedicated to “Celebrating the Art of Piano,” the marathon event will be held over 15 days in five venues, encompassing competition performances, guest artist concerts, films, discussion groups, an opening night concert and party, and a final […]

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CIPC partners with medici.tv and WVIZ ideastream for first-time final round webcast

Competition
10/10/15

One of the highlights of the Cleveland International Piano Competition – the final round performances with The Cleveland Orchestra – will be webcast for the first time in 2016.  CIPC will work with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, Cleveland’s PBS affiliate, to produce the programming. While the solo rounds have been webcast for many years, 2016 marks the […]

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