CIPC Blog


Piano Competition Application Tips

Published On: November, 6th 2019 • Under: Competition

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Cleveland International Piano Competition is coming up. As you prepare your application, here are some things to keep in mind: The heart of any piano competition application is the video. Strive for the highest quality sound you can manage (let your friend with the new iPhone 11 put […]

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Four Pianos, Eight Hands, One Incredible Encore!

Published On: October, 28th 2019 • Under: Events, Past Winners

CIPC hosted its annual Encore! gala benefit on October 12, 2019, in the beautifully appointed Founders Ballroom of the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. More than 275 guests gathered for dinner, drinks, raffle, and musical performances from past medalists Arianna Körting (2012), Jiayan Sun (2013), and Konstantin Soukhovetski (2003). CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg and master of ceremonies […]

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CIPC for Young Artists Medalist Arianna Körting on Learning to Play

Published On: October, 8th 2019 • Under: Events

CIPC for Young Artists Medalist Arianna Körting was three when she heard a song on the radio and played it by ear on the piano.  That was enough for her mother to put her in piano lessons. Körting sat down with award-winning pianist, writer, Ted Talk presenter, and series host of Living the Classical Life, […]

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A Conversation with CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg and Living the Classical Life’s Zsolt Bognar

Published On: October, 2nd 2019 • Under: Events

In advance of CIPC’s Encore! gala benefit, CIPC President Yaron Kohlberg sat down for an interview with award-winning pianist, writer, Ted Talk presenter, and series host of Living the Classical Life, Zsolt Bognar. In their conversation, the two touched on everything from special transcriptions that will be part of the semi-finals of the 2020 Cleveland […]

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