2019 Preparatory Camp

CIPC Preparatory Camp For Young Artists Faculty Concert
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm   
Baldwin Wallace University, Gamble Auditorium

Join the faculty members of the CIPC Preparatory Camp for Young Artists as they perform. Don’t miss out on performances from the prestigious faculty members: Stanislav Khristenko, Sungeun Kim, Yaron Kohlberg, Caroline Oltmanns, Dmitri Levkovich, Sean Schulze, and Eric Zuber. See below to see more information regarding the Preparatory Camp Faculty members.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

CIPC Preparatory Camp For Young Artists ArtsConnect Performance
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Beachwood Community Center

The Beachwood Community Center’s summer concert series is in full swing! Join us for performances from select young artists (pianists ages 12-17) from around the world with Preparatory Camp Faculty.

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

CIPC Preparatory Camp For Young Artists Competition Performance
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Glick Recital Hall, The Music Settlement

Join the students of CIPC’s inaugural Preparatory Camp for Young Artists during the final performance in the Glick Recital Hall as they showcase their artistry and skills. Young pianists ages 12-17 will participate in an intensive week-long camp led by distinguished faculty that will include private lessons, masterclasses, competition workshops, concerto classes, and seminars to help prepare them for the competition lifestyle. Junior (ages 12-14) and Senior (ages 15-17) finalists will compete for cash prizes. Winners to be announced after the performances. Reception to follow.

Reception to follow.

General Admission: $5
Students are FREE, but need a ticket for admission. Please call 216-707-5397 to reserve a student ticket.


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Below is information regarding CIPC’s 2019 Preparatory Camp for Young Artists.
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General Information

Dates: July 21 – July 28, 2019
Ages: 12 – 17
Location: Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

The world-renowned CIPC is excited to launch a new competition preparatory camp for pianists aged 12-17 at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Selected pianists will participate in an intensive 7-day-long camp led by distinguished faculty and guest artists that will include private lessons, master classes, competition workshops, concerto classes, seminars and will culminate in a student competition. Students will work alongside internationally recognized pianists and CIPC medalists, effectively immersing themselves in competition preparation, including practice and performance technique; career development; and preparation for rigorous competition lifestyles with mind and body wellness seminars.


Yaron Kohlberg

Yaron Kohlberg; 
President & CEO of CIPC

Described as “the pianist with golden hands” by international media, Jerusalem-born and Israeli native Yaron Kohlberg is one of today’s top Israeli pianists. He has played in major halls in 40 countries spanning five continents and has won more than ten international prizes, including the second prize at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition.


Caroline Oltmanns

Caroline Oltmanns; 
Steinway Artist; Professor of Piano at Youngtown State University.

A Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University and International Steinway Artist, Caroline Oltmanns has presented master classes and workshops in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, South Africa, Canada, and China. Her students have been accepted into prestigious programs in the US and abroad, and have pursued outstanding careers in music. She has recorded six solo CDs on the Filia Mundi label and her playing has been heard on radio stations in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Cape Town.


Dr. Sungeun Kim

Dr. Sungeun Kim; Associate Professor of Keyboard at Baldwin Wallace University

Pianist Dr. Sungeun Kim has given numerous concerts in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Spain, Korea and Italy. She has appeared with the Russian Federal Orchestra in Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Banff Festival Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome and the Gijon Symphony Orchestra.


Sean Schulze

Sean Schulze; Chair, Preparatory Piano and Piano Faculty at Cleveland Institute of Music

Sean Schulze coordinates and teaches at CIM in the conservatory and preparatory department. His students have won numerous prizes at the state and national level. A prizewinner of several competitions, he has appeared as concerto soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., South Africa, Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil.


Stanislav Khristenko; Photo by Dario Acosta Photography

Stanislav Khristenko;
 2013 CIPC Mixon First Prize Medalist

Stanislav Khristenko’s performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix and Richmond Symphonies, and Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, among others. Mr. Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. In 2013 alone he won First Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals International Music Competition, and was named Fourth Laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition.


Dr. Eric Zuber

Dr. Eric Zuber;
 2011 CIPC Third Prize Medalist; 2007 Gold Medalist Hilton Head International Piano Competition

During a period of just a few years, Dr. Zuber was a recipient of major prizes from ten of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions including Arthur Rubinstein, Cleveland, Seoul, Sydney, Dublin, and Honens. For these and many other remarkable achievements, he was given the Arthur Rubinstein Prize by The Juilliard School. Dr. Zuber is also a two-time recipient of the Gina Bachauer Prize at Juilliard — one of only a handful of pianists in the school’s history to have won the award twice in two consecutive years.


Dmitri Levkovich; Photo by Emily Burns

Dmitri Levkovich
; 2009 CIPC Medalist; 2010 First Prize China International Piano Competition

Dmitri honed his skills on the piano under the guidance of Sergei Babayan for 11 years and in composition at the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the winner of more than a dozen international piano competitions, including the China, Cleveland, German Piano Award, Gina Bachauer, Jose Iturbi and the Vendôme Prize. Dmitri has earned numerous ‘audience favorite’ awards and special prizes, notably for best performance of Chopin’s works.

Tuition & Fees

Room & Board: $400
Activity Fee: $150
Instructional Fee: $800
Program Fee: $150
Tuition Total: $1500

Applications due by March 31, 2019.

A non-refundable application fee of $50 must be submitted with the application. Applications postmarked or submitted online after 11:59 p.m. EST on March 31, 2019 will be subject to an additional $25 late fee. An application will not be processed until all fees are paid. All amounts are in USD.

Applications received after May 1, 2019 will not be processed.


Private lessons
Concerto class
Competition workshop
Supervised practice
Junior & Senior Camp Competition

Students will also attend a day-trip to Niagara Falls, NY.

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Instructions for Chinese & Taiwanese Applicants / 关于中国大陆&台湾地区的申请说明

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In order to guarantee the high-quality and the professionalism of the preparatory camp, we will provide, at an additional cost, the young artists from mainland China and Taiwan regions with auxiliary services, including assistance on the U.S. visa application, air ticket booking, full-journey bilingual chaperone, professional translation services for camp activities, and bilingual printing materials.


For more information, please kindly contact:

Raymond ZUO
CIPC China-Area Representative
TEL: +86 183 8038 9998
Email: [email protected]clevelandpiano.org





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