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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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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