Competitions


This organization presents two major international competitions:  The Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival (CIPC) for artists ages 18 to 30 and CIPC Young Artists for artists ages 12 to 17.

CIPC features 15 days of exquisite performances, informative symposia, and can’t miss parties at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Severance Hall.  In the end, audiences have experienced the best of the best, and the First Prize winner takes home a prize of $75,o0o, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a recording on the Steinway & Sons label, and the launch of a U.S. concert career.  The next Competition and Festival will be held in 2020.

CIPC for Young Artists is a competition and institute that seeks to develop the performance capabilities of young piano students, renew their commitment to piano studies, and provide an important learning and development experience.  The next CIPC for Young Artists Competition and Institute will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Maltz Performing Arts Center of Case Western Reserve University May 30 – June 9, 2018.