CIPC Blog


Nikita Mndoyants: Past, Present, and Future

Published On: December, 6th 2017 • Under: Competition, Past Winners

Nikita Mndoyants had a year of exciting debuts, important milestones, and more than a few “homecomings” that kept the 2016 Mixon First Prize winner traveling almost constantly. Among the highlights was a June debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, which Pianist magazine called “a stunning start for Mndoyants.”  He also made his solo debut in […]

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Best Wishes to Pierre van der Westhuizen

Published On: December, 6th 2017 • Under: Community Connections

Pierre van der Westhuizen, who has served as CIPC’s President and CEO since 2011, has been named Director of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Awards.  He will move to Kalamazoo, Michigan and begin his new duties on January 2. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of […]

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Encore! Recap

Published On: August, 10th 2017 • Under: Community Connections, Events

Some 270 guests enjoyed a great dinner and fantastic performances by Nikita Mndoyants, Stanislav Khristenko, Dinara Klinton, and Leonardo Colafelice at the Encore! gala to benefit the Cleveland International Piano Competition on Saturday, August 5. Net proceeds of $60,000 were raised for the organization.

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Staff Profile: Crystal Carlson

Published On: August, 10th 2017 • Under: Community Connections

Crystal Carlson, CIPC’s Production Manager, has had a very interesting career trajectory since joining the organization in 2011. But we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s start with her background. Like most of the CIPC staff, Crystal is a musician. Her instrument is her voice, making her the only vocalist on the team. Born […]

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