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.

VENUES

The opening ceremony and master classes will be held in Kulas Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM).  Solo rounds and guest artist performances will be held in CIM’s Mixon Hall.  The final round will be held at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS/CONTESTANTS

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ELIGIBILITY
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.

COMPLIMENTARY ROOM AND BOARD
Contestants will be housed in private suites on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. 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.

THE INSTITUTE
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.

SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCES
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.

NOTE:  CIPC for Young Artists is not affiliated with, nor does it partner with, any other music competitions.  Applications must be made directly to the Cleveland International Piano Competition, either online via this website or by mail to the CIPC office.

INFORMATION FOR PATRONS

CIPC Young Artists is an international competition for pianists ages 12 through 17 presented by the Cleveland International Piano Competition.  It features the brightest young talent in music schools and conservatories around the world competing for prizes in two age groups: Juniors (age 12 to 14) and Seniors (age 15 to 17).  The competition is an amazing opportunity for audiences – especially young piano students and their parents – to see and hear the new generation of classical piano prodigies.

The first three rounds are held in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  An international jury of renowned pianists votes to advance a diminishing number of contestants until three finalists in each age group remain.  The finalists perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra in the Maltz Performing Art Center at Case Western Reserve University to determine the winners.  On the final day, an award ceremony, encore performances by the winners, and the Bravissimo party at the Cleveland Museum of Art will conclude the event on a festive note.

First Round  All candidates perform short solo selections

Second Round  All candidates perform short solo selections

Semi-Final Round  Six candidates in each age group perform short recital programs

Final Round  Three candidates in each age group perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE EARLY IN 2018.