CIPC for Young Artists

CIPC Young for Artists is an international competition for pianists ages 12 through 17 presented by the Cleveland International Piano Competition.  Launched in 2003 as a one-day competition for Ohio piano students, the program now follows the multi-round format of the CIPC.

The event will be held May 30-June 9, 2018.

Contestants will participate in two age groups:  Juniors (age 12 to 14) and Seniors (age 15 to 17).  Eligibility for the competition, as well as the age group for each contestant, is determined by the contestant’s age as of June 9, 2018.  Pianists from any country are invited to apply.

Room and board for contestants is free of charge.  Junior contestants are required to travel with one parent or guardian.  Room and board will also be complimentary for one parent or guardian traveling with a junior division contestant.  Those that choose to travel with a senior division contestant will be able to stay in the competition accommodations at a reduced rate.

An institute will be held concurrently with the competition, during which time the contestants will receive master classes and coaching from members of the jury and guest lecturers. The institute also will feature guest artist recitals.

All applicants are required to participate in an online preliminary round which consists of a written application and the submission of a performance video.  Both the written applications and the performance videos will be reviewed by the Selection Jury.  For more information on the preliminary round click HERE.

Pianists accepted to CIPC Young for Artists will perform three solo rounds and one final round with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann conducting, in front of audiences and the Competition Jury.  All candidates will perform two rounds before the first jury vote.  Six candidates from each age group will advance to the semi-final round and three candidates from each age group will advance to the final round.


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