2017 Concert Series




Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan



Experience the magic of a once-in-a-lifetime concert event this fall when legendary pianist Martha Argerich and 1989 CIPC first prize winner Sergei Babayan join forces onstage in Severance Hall.

The virtuosos will present a spectacular program that includes works for two pianos by Mozart and the U.S. premiere of Mr. Babayan’s two-piano transcriptions of works by Prokofiev.


W.A. MOZART (1756 – 1791)
Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448

PROKOFIEV (1891 – 1953)/trans. S. BABAYAN (b. 1961)
Suite from “Romeo and Juliet,” Op. 75
Selections from incidental music to “Hamlet,” Op. 77 (U.S. Premiere)
Selections from incidental music to “Eugene Onegin,” Op. 71 (U.S. Premiere)
Film music from “Queen of Spades,” Op. 70 (U.S. Premiere)

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Nikita Mndoyants
The Omni Quartet, Members of The Cleveland Orchestra


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Nikita Mndoyants, Mixon First Prize winner at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, returns to Cleveland to preview his Carnegie Hall debut later this summer!  Come and hear why the jury made him their number one choice and the Plain Dealer’s Zachary Lewis described his final round performance as “pure elegance.”  Mr. Mndoyants will present a glorious program of solo works by Beethoven and Prokofiev, as well as Schumann’s magnificent Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 with the Omni Quartet (Cleveland Orchestra members Amy Lee, Alicia Koelz, Joanna Zakany, and Tanya Ell).

Update: The CIPC Twilight event after Nikita Mndoyants’ concert is sold out.  The concert will be followed by CIPC Twilight, an exclusive, meet-the-artist post-concert party.  Reservations and additional ticket required.  Concert and CIPC Twilight will be held at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.

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Marc-André Hamelin


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Juno Award Winner Marc-André Hamelin, who made a sensational splash with his Cleveland Orchestra appearances in 2015, returns for his signature solo recital program in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Mr. Hamelin will perform works by Chopin, Haydn, Feinberg, Beethoven, and Scriabin.

The concert will be preceded by CIPC Twilight, an exclusive, pre-concert dinner experience featuring “Art and Artifacts of Beethoven’s World,” a presentation by Dale Hilton, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Reservations and additional ticket required.  Dinner and the presentation will be held in the private dining room of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

“Hamelin is known as a titanic interpreter of late Romantic and 20th-century showstoppers, but the beauty of his Mozart and Haydn shows the extraordinary versatility of his talents: supple, sensitive phrasing, dreamy legato and, always, that golden sound.

Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen



The Westhuizen Duo: Viva l’Amore!



Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Shaker Heights Country Club with CIPC’s own Steinway Artists, the Westhuizen Duo!  Enjoy the spirit of l’Amore with the Duo’s delightful program of music for piano four hands by popular Romantic composers and a delectable presentation of food and beverages inspired by legendary Italian romance.