Cleveland International Piano Competition

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Cleveland International Piano Competition
LocationSeverance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
CountryUnited States
First awarded1975

The Cleveland International Piano Competition is an American piano competition that takes place biennially in Cleveland, Ohio. The initial Competition in 1975 and the nine others that followed were sponsored jointly by the Robert Casadesus Society and the Cleveland Institute of Music to honor the memory of French pianist Robert Casadesus. As a result, the Competition was then called the Casadesus International Piano Competition. In 1994, a new organization was formed: the Piano International Association of Northern Ohio (PIANO). Prize winners of the Cleveland International Piano Competition have included renowned artists like Nicholas Angelich, Sergei Babayan, Angela Hewitt, Daejin Kim, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others.

The first Competition with the new name of "Cleveland" took place in August 1995. The 2001 Competition finals were held at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Competition Orchestra conducted by Jahja Ling. The success of this venture led to negotiations in 2003 with the Musical Arts Association resulting in the engagement of the Cleveland Orchestra to play for the four finalists at Severance Hall.

The Cleveland International Piano Competition is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

Past prize winners[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth
2016 Nikita Mndoyants Leonardo Colafelice Dinara Klinton Georgiy Tchaidze
2013 Russia Stanislav Khristenko Russia Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev France François Dumont China Jiayan Sun
2011 Germany Alexander Schimpf Russia Alexei Chernov United States Eric Zuber South Korea Kyu Yeon Kim
2009 Croatia Martina Filjak Canada Dmitri Levkovich South Korea William Youn Russia Evgeny Brakhman
2007[1] Russia Alexander Ghindin Israel Yaron Kohlberg Russia Alexandre Moutouzkine Israel Ran Dank
2005 China Chu-Fang Huang Russia Sergey Kuznetsov Russia Stanislav Khristenko United States Spencer Myer
2003 Japan Kotaro Fukuma South Korea Soyeon Lee Russia Konstantin Soukhovetski Lithuania Andrius Zlabys
2001 Italy Roberto Plano South Korea Minsoo Sohn Turkey Özgür Aydin Switzerland Gilles Vonsattel
1999 Italy Antonio Pompa-Baldi Russia Vassily Primakov Japan Shoko Inoue United States Sean Botkin
1997 Sweden Per Tengstrand Uzbekistan Gulnora Alimova China Ning An Israel Dror Biran
1995 Russia Margarita Shevchenko Ukraine/United Kingdom Marina Lomazov Russia Dmitri Teterin Italy Giampaolo Stuani
1993 Israel Amir Katz Not awarded Japan Seizo Azuma
Japan Yuko Nakamichi
Japan Katsunori Ishii
Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
1991 Russia Ilya Itin United States Anders Martinson Germany Markus Pawlik France Jean-François Bouvery United States Timothy Bozarth Taiwan Hsin-Bei Lee
1989 Armenia Sergei Babayan (USSR) United States Nicholas Angelich Japan Megumi Kaneko France Pascal Godart France François Chaplin Lithuania Eglé Januleviciuté (USSR)
1987 France Thierry Huillet Israel Asaf Zohar United States Jonathan Bass Taiwan Beatrice Hsin-Chen Long Japan Takayuki Ito Japan Hiroko Atsumi
1985 South Korea Daejin Kim Italy Benedetto Lupo France Hélène Jeanney United States Neil Rutman France Yves Henry China Dan-Wen Wei
1983 South Korea Youngshin An Japan Mayumi Kameda Canada Stéphane Lemelin United States Roy Kogan United States/Soviet Union Dimitry Cogan West Germany Silke-Thora Matthies
1981 France Philippe Bianconi United States Dan Riddle France Rémy Loumbrozo United States Roy Kogan United States Timothy Smith United States Michael Boriskin
1979 United States Edward Newman France Jean-Yves Thibaudet Canada Angela Hewitt United States Frederick Blum United States Peter Vinograde United States Douglas Weeks
1977 France Nathalie Béra-Tagrine United States Barry Salwen United States Douglas Montgomery United States Laura Silverman France Géry Moutier United States Sandra Shuler
1975 United States John Owings United States Julian Martin France John-Patrick Millow United States Roe Van Boskirk Japan Katsurako Mikami Poland Paweł Chęciński

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Donald (2007). "reviews of the Cleveland International Piano Competition". The Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-07-09.

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