Prizes


FIRST PRIZE

Mixon First Prize of $75,000 presented by Mr. and Mrs. A. Malachi Mixon III.
New York recital debut.
Three years of management services.
Compact disc recording by Steinway & Sons, New York.

SECOND PRIZE

Knowlton Second Prize of $25,000 in honor of Karen Knowlton, presented with major endowment support from Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel and Mrs. Marvin A. Evenchik, and additional support from Clara T. Rankin.

THIRD PRIZE

Cash award of $15,000 endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel.

FOURTH PRIZE

Cash award of $10,000, presented by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaufman.

SPECIAL PRIZES

AAF Award
Contribution (1,500 Euro), international publicity, support and practical assistance, offered by the Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) for the realization of a next step in the Award winner’s career.  The AAF Award will be awarded to one of the contestants who is not among the main prize winners of the competition.

Audience Prize
$1,500 presented to the finalist voted Audience Favorite during the final round on August 5 and 6, presented by Shirley B. Dawson.

Baroque Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a Baroque composition, endowed by Art of Beauty/Michael and Zoya Reyzis.

Beethoven Prize
$2,000 for the best performance of a work by Beethoven, endowed by Barbara Evenchik in memory of Marvin Evenchik.

Cairns Family American Prize
$1,500 for the best performance of an American work composed after 1944, endowed by The Cairns Family Foundation.

Chamber Music Prize
$5,000 for the best performance of a chamber music work during the final round, presented by George H.L. and Carol Arnold Porter.

Chopin Prize
$2,000 for the best performance of a Chopin composition, endowed by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation in memory of Gertrude Lewis Frohring.

Contemporary Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a contemporary work, presented by Art of Beauty/Michael and Zoya Reyzis.

Junior Jury Prize
$1,000 to the finalist voted on by the Junior Jury, presented by the Dan and Linda Silverberg Philanthropic Funds.

Mozart Prize
$1,500 for the best performance of a Mozart composition, endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaufman.

Russian Prize
$2,500 for the best performance of a composition by a Russian composer, presented by Dr. Boris Vinogradsky and Irina Vinogradsky, Esq.

SEMI-FINALIST PRIZES

$2,000 to each of the four semi finalists who do not advance to the final round, presented by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation in memory of Gertrude Lewis Frohring.

CONTESTANT PRIZES

$1,000 to each contestant who is invited to attend the Cleveland International Piano Competition who does not advance to the semi-final round, presented by:

Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Community Federation

Patricia Gaskins

Edward Godleski

Peg* and George Milbourn

Sarah-Theresa Murakami, in memory of Grant Johannessen and Martha Joseph

Debbie Neale

Kenneth and Patricia Nilsestuen

Wayne Pearsall, in memory of Bernice Pearsall

Paula M. Forma-Paslawski and Peter A. Paslawski

George H.L. Porter and Carol Arnold Porter, representing support of these prizes by the Frank H. and Nancy L. Porter Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

Steve Szilagyi and Jodi Kanter

Mrs. Barbara S. Robinson

Linda and Dan Silverberg

*Deceased