CIPC Newsletter: October 2018
2019 Concert Series
Every two years CIPC presents a diverse array of concerts throughout the year that “celebrate the art of piano.” Highlights from past concert series’ include the Cleveland debut of Martha Argerich with Sergei Babayan at Severance Hall, Juno Award Winner Marc-André Hamelin, and 2016 Gramophone Artist of the Year Daniil Trifonov.
Last month, the artists for the 2019 Concert Series were announced and early access tickets for CIPC Community Members went on sale. This month marks the beginning of ticket sales for the general public!
To purchase tickets, click below or
call 216.707.5397 Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Subscriptions and student tickets are available!
Announcing: 2019 Concert Series!
Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) is thrilled to announce our 2019 Concert Series! The brilliant pianists in this lineup will leave the audience awestruck and the level of talent, passion, and virtuosity displayed will be anything but ordinary. Rest assured, this is one concert series you do not want to miss!
Advance tickets for the series are AVAILABLE NOW for CIPC Community Members!
Call 216-707-5397 to secure yours today!
General sale tickets will be available in the coming months.
CIPC Announces New President and CEO
The Cleveland International Piano Competition announced today that Yaron Kohlberg has been retained as the President and CEO, effective September 1, 2018. Mr. Kohlberg will direct the overall management and operations of the CIPC and will work with the Board of Directors to implement the organization’s mission to become the preeminent international piano competition in the world.
“We are thrilled to welcome one of our winners back to Cleveland. Yaron has impressed all with his piano virtuosity, outgoing spirit, and indefatigable energy. As a past medalist, he recognizes the critical impact such an accolade has on a professional career. He sees great potential for increasing the prestige and reach of CIPC and is eager to embrace the work necessary to achieve that growth,” said Jill Goubeaux Clark, Chair of the CIPC Board of Directors. “We know he will build a dynamic synergy with our patrons and donors, and we look forward to Yaron’s joining our musical community.”
A native of Israel, Yaron Kohlberg, born in Jerusalem, is among today’s top Israeli pianists. He has played in major halls in forty countries spanning five continents and has more than ten international prizes, including the second prize at the 2007 CIPC. His performances have won critical acclaim, and he was described by international media as “the pianist with the golden hands”. Mr. Kohlberg, who speaks six languages, resides today in China, where he appears regularly in various concerts and giving masterclasses and workshops in Chinese.
In recent years Mr. Kohlberg has teamed up with his friend Bishara Haroni to form the highly successful Duo Amal piano duo. He also cooperates regularly with top musicians and ensembles around the globe. Mr. Kohlberg holds a graduate degree (with distinction) from the Buchmann-Mehta school of music of Tel Aviv University and is a student of the late Luisa Yoffe as well as Eitan Globerson and Arie Vardi. In some of his concerts he combines classical music with new arrangements of popular and world music.
CIPC for Young Artists Ends on a Festive Note
The winners of the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists were announced at an award ceremony on Saturday June 9, following an exciting final round the previous night. After nine days of performances, fourteen-year-old Eva Gevorgyan of Russia was named first prize winner of the junior division and Xuaoxuan Li age 16, of China was named first prize winner of the senior division.
After the prizes were awarded the six finalists performed encore recitals for an enthusiastic audience that came to hear the young prodigies one last time.
Please click here for a complete list of prizewinners.