The winner of the next Cleveland International Piano Competition, which will be held in 2016, will be presented with a cash award of $75,000, up from $50,000, thanks to the generosity of prize donors Mal and Barbara Mixon. The Mixons, who have been donating the First Prize cash award of $50,000 since 2005, felt the time was right to up the ante.
“The CIPC attracts the highest caliber contestants, and is in the very top echelon of piano competitions worldwide,” Mr. Mixon said. “It is entirely appropriate that the First Prize cash award reflects the winner’s level of skill, as well as the international stature of this competition.”
The commitment extends through the 2022 Cleveland International Piano Competition.
The 2016 winner also will receive three years of professional concert management services and engagements, a New York recital debut, and a CD recording.