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Meet Stefan Sanderling

Published On: July, 21st 2013 • Under: Competition

Maestro Stefan Sanderling has been given the exciting task of conducting the final round of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, showcasing the artistry of the four finalists with the incomparable Cleveland Orchestra. He looks forward to the responsibility with considerable enthusiasm.  “It is always a great pleasure to work with young interesting musicians, especially when […]

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Competition to switch to three-year cycle

Published On: July, 17th 2013 • Under: Competition, Concert Series

CIPC fans that have become accustomed to attending the event in odd-numbered years are going to have to adjust their habits just a bit.  After the 2013 Competition, our keyboard extravaganza will be held every three years, with the next event scheduled for 2016. This major shift was undertaken to accomplish several goals, according to […]

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Upcoming Bravo Piano gala is principal fundraiser for CIPC

Published On: May, 3rd 2013 • Under: Competition, Events

Bravo Piano, the elegant black-tie gala held traditionally at Severance Hall on the final night of the Competition, will again serve as the primary fundraiser for the CIPC.  In 2011 a substantial portion of CIPC’s budget was raised and more than 500 guests enjoyed the evening’s festivities. Under the leadership of Co-Chairmen Jill and Paul […]

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Thirty-two pianists from 17 countries invited to participate in 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition

Published On: April, 30th 2013 • Under: Competition

A selection jury comprised of Frank Weinstock, CIPC Artistic Director Paul Schenly and CIPC Executive Director Pierre van der Westhuizen has done the nearly impossible: narrowed a pool of hundreds of applicants to an elite group of 32 invited contestants. According to Mr. Schenly the quality of this year’s applicants was higher than ever. “We […]

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