Classical music performed on the piano is an art form that speaks to both the heart and mind. It adds beauty to our lives. In competitions it adds drama. And very often, it brings people to their feet in awe and appreciation. CIPC was founded in recognition of the timeless magnificence of piano music and works tirelessly and enthusiastically to ensure its future in Cleveland.

Our programs are designed to “Celebrate the Art of Piano” – whether it be through competitions to help launch the career of a bright new star, presenting breathtaking concerts featuring the world’s most acclaimed pianists, or working with area schools to introduce basic concepts of music to bright-eyed children – music and the piano are always at the heart of what we do.

Please make a gift and join our community. Invest in CIPC and together we can discover and sustain the next generation of classical pianists.

To give online:  Fill out the form below to donate by credit card.

To give by check:  Please send a check made out to the Cleveland International Piano Competition (“CIPC”) to the following address:

Cleveland International Piano Competition
20600 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 1110
Shaker Heights, OH 44122

To give by phone:  Please contact our office at 216-707-5397.


For more information on leadership giving, sponsorship, planned giving, or other ways to support the future of CIPC, please contact our office at 216.707.5397 or [email protected]

The Cleveland International Piano Competition is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to supporting the young artists who have made our musical heritage their life’s work. Over a four-year cycle, CIPC presents the Concert Series, the CIPC for Young Artists Competition and Institute, and the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival.  The support of our community helps to make CIPC an integral part of Cleveland musical culture.