About Piano Cleveland

Mission and Vision


Building a better world through the transformative power of piano.


To be the global leader in advancing the piano’s power to transform lives and unite people through world-class international competitions, innovative artist development, and inclusive local engagement.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Piano Cleveland seeks to provide musical encounters where individuals from all backgrounds and identities are welcomed and respected.

We promote the full range of piano music by exploring traditional classical repertoire, a broad array of genres, and works by underrepresented composers, all of which celebrate the piano’s versatility. As an internationally focused organization, we include individuals from varied backgrounds on our juries, as contestants, and as featured artists.

We strive to present programming that is financially, geographically, and musically accessible. And, we seek to engage the community by inviting people from all backgrounds and experiences into our organization in order to shape its future.


Cleveland as an
International Piano Destination

We present innovative programming and international musical excellence that inspires local audiences while raising the global profile of our city.


The Future of Piano
Music in All Forms

We support the development of all pianists dedicated to shaping the musical landscape of tomorrow.


In our

We create experiences for piano enthusiasts of all ages, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds that showcase the transformative power of music.

International Reputation. Local Impact.