CIPC YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
Tuesday May, 12 - Thursday, May 21
CIPC Young Artists is an international competition for pianists age 12 through 18 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: Junior (age 12 to 15) and Senior (age 16 to 18).
The first three rounds are held in Gamble Auditorium at Baldwin Wallace University. 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 Gartner Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Art to determine the winners.
Opening Ceremony Pianist Vassily Primakov, 1999 CIPC Medalist, will open the competition with an electrifying concert of solo works.
First Round All candidates perform short solo selections (Junior 20 minute programs; Senior 25 minute programs)
Second Round All candidates perform short solo selections (Junior 20 minute programs; Senior 25 minute programs)
Semi-Final Round Six candidates in each age group perform short recital programs (Junior 30 minute programs; Senior 45 minute programs)
Final Round Three candidates in each age group perform with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. For tickets visit www.clevelandpiano.org.
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