Cleveland International Piano Competition and Institute for Young Artists

About the Competition and Institute

Two opportunities to participate!

Competition Track

First Round: Up to thirty-two contestants (divided into two age groups) will be selected to record in Steinway & Sons locations worldwide in March-April, 2023. First Round performances will be broadcast by Piano Cleveland in July.

Final Round: Six finalists – three per age group – will be invited to Cleveland for the unique opportunity to work closely with the conductor, professional chamber musicians, and world-class Institute faculty members before their Final Round performances from July 11-16, 2023.

Institute Track

Presented by Piano Cleveland and the Cleveland Institute of Music in partnership with the Lang Lang Foundation, this unique institute will provide exceptional training for pianists ages 11-18. Students will learn from high-level faculty through private lessons and masterclasses, as well as take part in workshops on competition preparation, applying for higher musical education, and building a musical career.

Faculty includes Cleveland Institute of Music professors Kathryn Brown (Head of Piano Department), Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Daniel Shapiro, Sean Schulze and Gerardo Teissonnière, Soyeon Kate Lee (The Juilliard School), Piano Cleveland President Yaron Kohlberg, Zsolt Bognár (pianist, host of Living the Classical Life) and jury members from the CIPC for Young Artists (Ran Dank, Kevin Kenner, Alexander Korsantia, Janet Landreth, Vanessa Latarche, Yong Hi Moon).