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Young Artists Return in 2018

Published On: August, 10th 2017 • Under: Young Artists

A little more than two years ago a select group of exceptionally talented young pianists surprised and delighted the audiences, critics, and jury members in attendance at the 2015 CIPC for Young Artists. The level of skill and poise displayed by the young virtuosos was, according to the Plain Dealer, “remarkable to behold,” and seasoned veterans of competition watching were captivated by their performances.

CIPC is pleased to announce that CIPC for Young Artists will be held again this year, presenting another opportunity for young pianists to hone their performance skills and audiences to catch an early look at rising stars.

The event will be held May 30 through June 9, 2018. Twenty pianists in two age groups will be invited to participate following a rigorous, worldwide preliminary screening round: ten in the junior division (ages 12 to 14) and ten in the senior division (ages 15 to 17). The opening ceremony, solo rounds, guest artist performances, and master classes will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Music. The final round, during which three finalists from each division will perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, will be held at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.

Contestants will be announced March 1.

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Valentine’s Day With Stanislav Khristenko and Tatiana Chulochnikova

Published On: January, 23rd 2018 • Under: Events, Past Winners

Join us for a romantic evening with husband and wife duo Stanislav Khristenko, 2013 Mixon First Prize Winner, and Tatiana Chulochnikova, Concertmaster of the Washington Bach Consort.

Stanislav and Tatiana will present an enchanting program of works for duo piano and violin.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 17, 6:00 pm at Shaker Heights Country Club.  Tickets are $100 per person and include the performance, a seated dinner with wine service, and valet parking.  Please note that the Valentine’s Day dinner concert is one of our most popular events and it sells out each year.  Order your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Click HERE to buy tickets or call 216-707-5397 for further information.

Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists Returns in 2018

Published On: February, 5th 2017 • Under: Young Artists

CIPC for Young Artists took Cleveland by storm in its first international iteration in 2015, with sensational young pianists delighting audiences and critics with their skill, poise, and unbridled joy in performing.  We are thrilled to again present the brightest young talent currently studying in music schools and conservatories worldwide this coming summer.

The event will be held from May 30 through June 9 in three venues:  the first three (solo) rounds will be held in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music; the final round, during which six finalists perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, will be held in the Maltz Performing Arts Center; and an award ceremony, featuring the announcement of the winners and their encore performances, will be held in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art on the final day.  The Bravissimo party will follow immediately afterward in the museum’s Ames Family Atrium.

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2017 Concert Series Was Perfection From Start To Finish

Published On: December, 6th 2017 • Under: Concert Series

Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan
Photo by Roger Mastroianni

For CIPC concert patrons, 2017 was a year to remember.  Beginning with a sublime performance by renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin, carrying on with Nikita Mndoyants – who reminded all in attendance of the mastery he displayed at the 2016 CIPC –  and ending with a once-in-a-lifetime, sold-out performance by Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan at Severance Hall, the series offered up many moments of sheer bliss for every music lover. Thanks to the generosity of Ms. Argerich and Mr. Babayan, we can share one of those moments with our readers. Please click HERE to enjoy an encore the duo performed at Severance Hall, the Waltz from Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17.

Cleveland Classical’s Daniel Hathaway called Marc-André Hamelin’s performance “a revelation.”  Mark Satola, writing for the Plain Dealer, praised the “flawless technique” demonstrated by Nikita Mndoyants.  And Donald Rosenberg, writing for Pianist magazine wrote that when Ms. Argerich stepped onstage with Mr. Babayan at her side “the audience welcomed her as a conquering hero.”  Each of these nights will surely be remembered and cherished by all in attendance.

CIPC extends its deepest thanks to the artists who shared their glorious gifts on these three evenings.  We are all made richer for the experience.