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CIPC Contestants with The Concert Truck

Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27 Around Town
The Concert Truck—a fully mobile music venue complete with a baby grand piano—is back!

From Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, the Concert Truck will put on free concerts across town, featuring the 2024 CIPC Quarter-Finalists, including a very special night with the Guardians.

Bring a lawn chair, sunscreen, and be ready for a good time!

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Sunday, July 21 at 3:00 PM

Playhouse Square
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Monday, July 22

King Kennedy Club - Boys & Girls Club
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Monday, July 22 at 5:00 PM

Cleveland Guardians Game
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Tuesday, July 23 at 12:00 PM

Edgewater Beach
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Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 PM

Cleveland Public Library Mobile ArtBox
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Wednesday, July 24 at 5:30 PM

Wade Oval Wednesday
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Friday, July 26 at 12:00 PM

Cleveland City Hall
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Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 AM

North Union Farmer’s Market, Shaker Square
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Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 PM

Pivot Center

About The Concert Truck

The Concert Truck is a traveling music venue that strengthens communities by redefining the concert experience and making live music accessible to everyone. Impassioned by their love for music, pianists Nick Luby and Susan Zhang converted a 16-foot box truck into a fully functioning mobile concert hall, complete with lights, sound system, and piano. Since then, The Concert Truck has presented concerts across the country in city streets, music and arts festivals, schools, neighborhoods, parks… anywhere you can think to park a truck.

In addition to sharing original programming with local communities, The Concert Truck strengthens relationships between arts organizations and the communities they serve. The Concert Truck has partnered with the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera, Aspen Music Festival & School, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Southeastern Piano Festival, Piano Cleveland, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra to share music and build new audiences with their local communities and has featured guest artists such as James Ehnes, Lawrence Brownlee, Shaun Martin, and Jerome Lowenthal. The Concert Truck created an online children’s show in partnership with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival that has been presented to over 55,000 students in North Carolina schools. The Concert Truck has also worked with major music institutions such as Rice University and New World Symphony to mentor young artists in community engagement and entrepreneurship.

The Concert Truck is a 501(c)(3).

About Nick Luby

Concert pianist Nick Luby is an artist that breaks boundaries and challenges the status quo. He has won prizes in numerous competitions, most recently the 2019 Prix Ravel in Fontainebleau, France. Nick has concertized throughout the U.S. and in France, Italy, and the Czech Republic, and his recordings have been broadcast on public radio.

Nick holds the Graduate Certificate in Performance from the University of South Carolina, an MM in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan, and a BA with honors in Music and a double major in Philosophy from Wesleyan University. His primary teachers include Arthur Greene and Marina Lomazov, and he has received additional tutelage from Nelita True, William Bolcom, Robert Levin, and Ivan Moravec.

Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Nick maintains a successful teaching studio in Baltimore, where he currently resides. His students have won international competitions, and he has been a featured guest artist at the Exploring Chamber Music Festival at the University of Northern Iowa.

About Susan Zhang

Acclaimed as a pianist with “astounding musical authority” (Columbia Free Times), Susan Zhang made her orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Augusta Symphony. She has since been featured as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Aiken Civic Orchestra, the University of South Carolina Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and Woodruff Arts Center as well as numerous other venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. Her recordings have been featured on SC Public Radio.

Susan was a prizewinner of the Thousand Islands Chopin Competition, the Bauru-Atlanta Competition, the Burgos International Music Festival Competition, the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, South Carolina MTNA Young Artist Competition, and the University of South Carolina Concerto Competition. Her summer festival appearances include Pianofest in the Hamptons, the Banff Piano Master Class, Burgos International Music Festival, the Southeastern Piano Festival, and Brevard Music Center. Susan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the University of South Carolina. Her primary teachers have included Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, Enrico Elisi, and Boris Slutsky. Susan currently serves on faculty at the Gilman School and Peabody Conservatory.