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Cleveland International Piano Competition and Institute for Young Artists

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We welcome pianists ages 11-18 to apply to the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Institute for Young Artists. Age is determined by your age on July 16, 2023. All applications must be submitted through Acceptd.

You will be asked to submit the following information through our online application system.

Biographical Information

  • Concert Experience, including past competitions and prizes
  • Concerto Repertoire and Experience
  • Current and Past Teachers
  • Recommenders (2)

You may also include press releases, programs, and/or critical reviews.

Pre-Screening Repertoire

Junior Division (ages 11-14)
Video Length: 10-20 minutes of music

  • Any movement from a sonata by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven (without repeats)
  • Any Etude of virtuosity
  • One piece of choice if time allows

Senior Division (ages 15-18)
Video Length: 15-25 minutes of music

  • Any movement from a sonata by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven (without repeats)
  • Any Etude of virtuosity
  • One piece of choice if time allows

Recording Instructions

It is recommended to use at least one external microphone when recording audition videos to ensure the highest quality recording possible.

All audition videos must be recorded in one take. Only one video can be uploaded per applicant.

Deadlines and Application Fees

Early Bird Application Deadline
November 15, 2022
$150

Application Deadline
December 15, 2022
$200

You may be considered for the Institute as part of your Competition application for an additional $50 by checking a box in the online application.

Apply now!

Questions about this year’s Competition and Institute?

Contact Yaron Kohlberg, President, at [email protected]