CIPC for Young Artists


CIPC for 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 Arts 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 solo selections

Second Round  All candidates perform solo selections

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

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