Cleveland International Piano Competition 2021

List of Events

Wednesday, July 7 icon-calendar July 7 7:00PM America/New_York Virtual Opening Ceremony

A celebration of our 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition contestants.

Virtual Opening Ceremony

Time: 7:00PM

A celebration of our 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition contestants.

Wednesday, July 7 icon-calendar July 7 ONGOING America/New_York The Grand Piano Pursuit

Ready, set, go explore The Land to find all 15 uniquely repurposed pianos by Cleveland artists before the official kick-off of the Cleveland International Piano Competition begins in July!

The Grand Piano Pursuit

Time: ONGOING

Ready, set, go explore The Land to find all 15 uniquely repurposed pianos by Cleveland artists before the official kick-off of the Cleveland International Piano Competition begins in July!

Thursday, July 8 icon-calendar July 8 7:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 1

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 1

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Thursday, July 8 icon-calendar July 8 ONGOING America/New_York The Grand Piano Pursuit

Ready, set, go explore The Land to find all 15 uniquely repurposed pianos by Cleveland artists before the official kick-off of the Cleveland International Piano Competition begins in July!

The Grand Piano Pursuit

Time: ONGOING

Ready, set, go explore The Land to find all 15 uniquely repurposed pianos by Cleveland artists before the official kick-off of the Cleveland International Piano Competition begins in July!

Friday, July 9 icon-calendar July 9 7:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 2

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 2

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Saturday, July 10 icon-calendar July 10 10:00AM America/New_York Master Class

Caroline Oltmanns (Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University), member of the CIPC screening jury, will present a master class for talented local piano students. This event will take place in Glick Hall at The Music Settlement in University Circle.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Master Class

Time: 10:00AM

Caroline Oltmanns (Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University), member of the CIPC screening jury, will present a master class for talented local piano students. This event will take place in Glick Hall at The Music Settlement in University Circle.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Saturday, July 10 icon-calendar July 10 2:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 3

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 3

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Sunday, July 11 icon-calendar July 11 2:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 4

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 4

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Thursday, July 15 icon-calendar July 15 7:00PM America/New_York First Round Performances Watch Party

Enjoy a socially distanced broadcast of the Cleveland International Piano Competition like you’ve never seen before! Pack a picnic and bring your chairs to watch performances under the stars and on the big screen. Join us at Beachwood Community Center for this exciting event.

First Round Performances Watch Party

Time: 7:00PM

Enjoy a socially distanced broadcast of the Cleveland International Piano Competition like you’ve never seen before! Pack a picnic and bring your chairs to watch performances under the stars and on the big screen. Join us at Beachwood Community Center for this exciting event.

Thursday, July 15 icon-calendar July 15 7:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 5

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 5

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Friday, July 16 icon-calendar July 16 7:00PM America/New_York First Round Session 6

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

First Round Session 6

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their First Round solo recitals of 20 minutes from around the world.

Saturday, July 17 icon-calendar July 17 11:00AM America/New_York Virtual PianoKids

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Virtual PianoKids

Time: 11:00AM

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Saturday, July 17 icon-calendar July 17 2:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 1

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 1

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Sunday, July 18 icon-calendar July 18 11:00AM America/New_York Virtual PianoKids

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Virtual PianoKids

Time: 11:00AM

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Sunday, July 18 icon-calendar July 18 2:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 2

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 2

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Thursday, July 22 icon-calendar July 22 7:00PM America/New_York Second Round Performances Watch Party

Enjoy CIPC with fellow music lovers in a socially distanced setting, in a new fashion: Trivia Night! Yaron Kohlberg and Zsolt Bognár will host and test your knowledge of the piano and music. The evening will be hosted at The Music Box Supper Club.

Second Round Performances Watch Party

Time: 7:00PM

Enjoy CIPC with fellow music lovers in a socially distanced setting, in a new fashion: Trivia Night! Yaron Kohlberg and Zsolt Bognár will host and test your knowledge of the piano and music. The evening will be hosted at The Music Box Supper Club.

Thursday, July 22 icon-calendar July 22 7:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 3

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 3

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Friday, July 23 icon-calendar July 23 7:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 4

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 4

Time: 7:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Saturday, July 24 icon-calendar July 24 11:00AM America/New_York Virtual PianoKids

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Virtual PianoKids

Time: 11:00AM

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Sunday, July 25 icon-calendar July 25 11:00AM America/New_York Virtual PianoKids

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Virtual PianoKids

Time: 11:00AM

Our Virtual PianoKids series is back again this summer featuring our musical ambassadors, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe! Students (ages 3-8) are invited to join them on a world-wide adventure where they will learn different musical building-blocks and explore the countries of some of our CIPC contestants. As an extension of this year’s series, Admiral Emily and Captain Joe will bring a live and interactive program around Northeast Ohio that will have students helping solve a CIPC mystery!

Saturday, July 24 icon-calendar July 24 2:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 5

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 5

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Sunday, July 25 icon-calendar July 25 2:00PM America/New_York Second Round Session 6

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Second Round Session 6

Time: 2:00PM

Contestants perform their Second Round solo recitals of 30 minutes from around the world.

Thursday, July 29 icon-calendar July 29 7:00PM America/New_York Semi-Final Round Performances Session 1

Performers: Ying Li and Honggi Kim

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Semi-Final Round Performances Session 1

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Ying Li and Honggi Kim

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Friday, July 30 icon-calendar July 30 7:00PM America/New_York Semi-Final Round Performances Session 2

Performers: Jiarui Cheng and Yedam Kim

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Semi-Final Round Performances Session 2

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Jiarui Cheng and Yedam Kim

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Saturday, July 31 icon-calendar July 31 10:00AM - 11:30AM America/New_York Jury Roundtable

Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art
President of Piano Cleveland Yaron Kohlberg leads the competition jurors in discussing what jurors listen for during performances and how music competitions impact careers.

Jury Roundtable

Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art
President of Piano Cleveland Yaron Kohlberg leads the competition jurors in discussing what jurors listen for during performances and how music competitions impact careers.

Saturday, July 31 icon-calendar July 31 2:00PM America/New_York Semi-Final Round Performances Session 3

Performers: Rafael Skorka and Martín García García

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the CIPC.  Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Semi-Final Round Performances Session 3

Time: 2:00PM

Performers: Rafael Skorka and Martín García García

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the CIPC.  Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Sunday, August 1 icon-calendar August 1 10:00AM America/New_York Master Class

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
Michelle Cann (Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music) and Nimrod David Pfeffer (Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera), members of the competition jury, will present a master class for talented local piano students.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Master Class

Time: 10:00AM

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
Michelle Cann (Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music) and Nimrod David Pfeffer (Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera), members of the competition jury, will present a master class for talented local piano students.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Sunday, August 1 icon-calendar August 1 2:00PM America/New_York Semi-Final Round Performances Session 4

Performers: Byeol Kim and Lovre Marušić

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the CIPC.  Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Semi-Final Round Performances Session 4

Time: 2:00PM

Performers: Byeol Kim and Lovre Marušić

Live from Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, two Semi-Finalists perform solo recitals of 40-minutes, featuring popular music transcriptions commissioned specifically for the CIPC.  Additional Semi-Finalists will also be paired up and featured in a piano duo performance.

Tuesday, August 3 icon-calendar August 3 7:00PM America/New_York Chamber Round Performances Session 1

Performers: Byeol Kim and Yedam Kim

The first two of four finalists perform chamber music with the engaging Escher String Quartet in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Chamber Round Performances Session 1

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Byeol Kim and Yedam Kim

The first two of four finalists perform chamber music with the engaging Escher String Quartet in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Wednesday, August 4 icon-calendar August 4 7:00PM America/New_York Chamber Round Performances Session 2

Performers: Lovre Marušić and Martín García García

The second two of four finalists perform chamber music with the engaging Escher String Quartet in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Chamber Round Performances Session 2

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Lovre Marušić and Martín García García

The second two of four finalists perform chamber music with the engaging Escher String Quartet in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Thursday, August 5 icon-calendar August 5 2:00PM America/New_York Master Class

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
Margarita Shevchenko (1997 CIPC Medalist and Jury Chairman), a member of the competition jury, will present a master class for CIM piano students.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Master Class

Time: 2:00PM

Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
Margarita Shevchenko (1997 CIPC Medalist and Jury Chairman), a member of the competition jury, will present a master class for CIM piano students.

*This event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

Friday, August 6 icon-calendar August 6 7:00PM America/New_York Final Round Performances Session 1

Performers: Byeol Kim and Yedam Kim

The first two of four finalists perform concertos with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, live from Severance Hall.

Final Round Performances Session 1

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Byeol Kim and Yedam Kim

The first two of four finalists perform concertos with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, live from Severance Hall.

Saturday, August 7 icon-calendar August 7 7:00PM America/New_York Final Round Performance Session 2

Performers: Lovre Marušić and Martín García García

The second two of four finalists perform concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra, live from Severance Hall.

Final Round Performance Session 2

Time: 7:00PM

Performers: Lovre Marušić and Martín García García

The second two of four finalists perform concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra, live from Severance Hall.

Sunday, August 8 icon-calendar August 8 TBD America/New_York Bravo Piano

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Bravo Piano

Time: TBD

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Monday, August 9 icon-calendar August 9 TBD America/New_York Bravo Piano

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Bravo Piano

Time: TBD

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Tuesday, August 10 icon-calendar August 10 TBD America/New_York Bravo Piano

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Bravo Piano

Time: TBD

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Wednesday, August 11 icon-calendar August 11 TBD America/New_York Bravo Piano

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.

Bravo Piano

Time: TBD

Join us for a socially-distanced celebratory evening of cocktails, dinner, and exclusive solo performances by our newly awarded medalists at the beautiful lakeside Shoreby Club. Choose the best night for you!

Information regarding tickets coming soon.