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Prizes Awarded

FIRST  PRIZE
Mixon First Prize of $50,000 presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Malachi Mixon III.
New York recital debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Three years of management services with a cash value of $160,000.
Compact disc recording by Steinway & Sons, New York, valued at $40,000.

SECOND PRIZE
Knowlton Second Prize of $25,000 in honor of Karen Knowlton, presented with major support from Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel, with additional support from Mrs. Marvin A. Evenchik, and The Park Foundation.

THIRD PRIZE
Cash award of $15,000, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel.

FOURTH PRIZE
Cash award of $10,000, presented by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaufman.

SPECIAL PRIZES
Baroque Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a Baroque composition, presented by Art of Beauty.

Beethoven Prize
$2,000 for the best performance of a work by Beethoven, presented by Barbara Evenchik in memory of Marvin Evenchik.

Cairns Family American Prize
$1,500 for the best performance of an American work composed after 1944, presented by The Cairns Family Foundation.

Chopin Prize
$2,000 for the best performance of a Chopin composition, presented by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation in memory of Gertrude Lewis Frohring.

Contemporary Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a contemporary work, presented by Art of Beauty, Inc.

French Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a composition by a French composer, presented by Maison Française de Cleveland.

Mozart Prize
$1,500 for the best performance of a Mozart composition, presented by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaufman.

Russian Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a composition by a Russian composer, presented by Dr. Boris Vinogradsky and Irina Vinogradsky, Esq.

Audience Prize
$1,500 presented to the finalist voted Audience Favorite during the final round on August 9 and 10, presented by Shirley Dawson.

SEMI-FINALIST PRIZES
$2,000 to each of the four semi finalists who do not advance to the final round, presented by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation in memory of Gertrude Lewis Frohring.

CONTESTANT PRIZES
$1,000 to each contestant who completes the first two rounds without advancing, presented with major support by:

The Frank H. and Nancy L. Porter Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
Peg and George Milbourn
Sarah-Theresa Y. Murakami, in memory of Grant Johannesen and Martha Joseph
Bonnie and Dieter Myers
Astri Seidenfeld
Nancy W. McCann, in honor of Marie Strawbridge
Wayne Pearsall, in memory of Bernice Pearsall
Ninna and Gösta Pettersson

The Competition extends its gratitude to the Frank H. and Nancy L. Porter Fund of The Cleveland Foundation for its generous support of the Contestant Prize program.  This element of the Competition allows the organization to attract top-notch pianists while ultimately honoring all of the contestants, regardless of the final ranking.

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