Experience Piano Artistry Like Never Before

Celebrate 50 years of the Cleveland International Piano Competition as we reimagine what a competition can be. Watch as future leaders of the piano world take the stage in venues across town, culminating with performances with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition  

Grand Piano Playoff

Hanna Theatre,
Playhouse Square

Witness an opening ceremony unlike any other! Sixteen of the world’s most promising pianists face off at the Hanna Theatre, playing pop songs you know from the radio.

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Quarter-Final Round

Reinberger Chamber Hall, Severance Music Center

Sixteen Quarter-Finalists will each perform a 35-40 minute program of their choosing, including cherished favorites and bold new works. 

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Semi-Final Round

Reinberger Chamber Hall, Severance Music Center

Eight pianists each perform a 25-30 minute solo recital and team up with chamber musicians for a piano trio of their choice.

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Final Salon Round

Glidden House

See the CIPC’s finalists in an exclusive, intimate setting presented by The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation. Seating is limited.

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Final Concerto Round with The Cleveland Orchestra

Mandel Concert Hall, Severance Music Center

The grandeur of the CIPC culminates as each contestant plays a concerto with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

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Community Events

Piano Cleveland LIVE

Crocker Park Van Aken District

Piano Cleveland Live continues with
fun-filled pop-up concerts around town.

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Martín García García in Recital

Heights Theatre

Fresh off a worldwide tour of performances and top prizes at the Chopin Competition, 2021 Mixon First Prize Winner, Martín García García returns to Cleveland to usher in a new edition of the CIPC. A meet and greet with the artist will follow the concert.

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Pianos in the City

Around Town

Commemorate 50 years of CIPC by visiting (and playing!) golden pianos around the city.

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CIPC Contestants with The Concert Truck

Around Town

See our 16 CIPC contestants and guest artists perform around the city on this state-of-the-art mobile music venue.

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Piano Cleveland at The Guardians

Progressive Field

Meet the 2024 CIPC contestants and see Piano Cleveland President Yaron Kohlberg throw out the first pitch and play a live piano performance of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

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Virtual PianoKids

Help solve the mysteries of the piano with Detective’s Emily and Joe in our new Virtual PianoKids Video series!

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Masterclasses with CIPC Jurors

Glick Recital Hall
The Music Settlement

Watch and learn as local students get in-depth one-on-ones with CIPC Jurors.

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Family Fun Day

Disciples Christian Church

Celebrate the Cleveland International Piano Competition’s birthday with the whole family!

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Jury Roundtable

Severance Music Center

WCLV host Bill O’Connell leads the competition jurors in discussing what jurors listen for during performances and how music competitions impact careers.

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Celebratory Gala

Bravo Piano Gala

Ames Family Atrium, Cleveland Museum of Art

The most sought-after ticket in town! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and live performances by this year’s competition winners during our gala—presented by Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP.

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First Round

CIPC First Round: Cleveland

Gamble Auditorium,
Baldwin Wallace University,
Cleveland, Ohio

24 of 55 First Round Contestants take the stage in Cleveland.

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CIPC First Round: Paris

Salle Cortot,
Paris, France

31 of 55 First Round Contestants take the stage at Salle Cortot at École Normale de Musique in Paris.

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