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Piano Cleveland

The roots of the CIPC were established in 1974 with a biennial competition to honor the great French pianist Robert Casadesus and the warm relationship he had with legendary Cleveland Orchestra conductor George Szell. In the mid-1990s a reorganization reframed the governance and structure of the organization, and created the name under which it operates today.

In the years since, CIPC has grown from a single, biennial international competition into a fully fledged arts organization. The original Cleveland International Piano Competition is now on a four-year cycle, alternating every two years with CIPC for Young Artists, an international competition for pianists aged 12 to 17. The organization also presents a year-long concert series in competition off years and coordinates an extensive community outreach and education program designed to bring music into the lives of public school students, the elderly, and the community at large.

Cleveland International Piano Competition
Fifteen days of exquisite performances, informative roundtable discussions, and can’t-miss parties. Audiences experience the best of the best and the First Prize winner takes home an award of $75,000, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a recording on the Steinway & Sons label, and the launch of a U.S. concert career.


Music, Performance & Film

Parks & Gardens

1. Rockefeller Park

1 hour, 25 minute walk
Named after John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller Pa...

2. Doan Brook Watershed Partnership

1 hour, 28 minute walk
The Doan Brook watershed encompasses about a 12 square mile area in the ...

Places of Worship

1. The Temple-Tifereth Israel

1 hour, 50 minute walk
This Jewish Temple in University Circle is now home to the Milton and Ta...

Little Italy

1. Valentino's Pizza

1 hour, 44 minute walk
No-frills Italian longtimer with a yellow awning serving brick-oven pizz...

Shopping and Retail

1. Verne Collection

1 hour, 44 minute walk
The Verne Gallery, as described by President Michael Verne, represents "...

2. Tremont Athletic Club

1 hour, 25 minute walk
Tremont Athletic Club was started in 2014 with one principle in mind - C...

3. Sweet Kiddles

1 hour, 25 minute walk
Sweet Kiddles is a convenient, high-quality flexible childcare center th...

4. Walgreens

1 hour, 36 minute walk
Convenience store and pharmacy in Cleveland Ohio.


1. Felice Urban Cafe

1 hour, 28 minute walk
Set in a quaint yet chic turn-of-the-century home, Felice Urban Cafe has...

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