Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) Young Artists Competition Winners

The brightest young talent in music schools and conservatories around the world made their way to BW and Berea to participate in the Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) Young Artists Competition and Institute

First International “CIPC Young Artists Competition” Brings Gifted Pianists to BW

May 26, 2015

CIPC Young Artists Winners 2015The brightest young talent in music schools and conservatories around the world made their way to BW and Berea to participate in the Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) Young Artists Competition and Institute May 12-21.

A group of 25 gifted musicians competed in the first multi-round, international version of the former CIPC Piano/Ohio program, with a top prize of $25,000 on the line. Eighteen-year-old Yuanfan Yang from the UK (Senior Division) and 15-year-old Jae Hong Park from South Korea (Junior Division) were named first prize winners of the competition.

The jury selected the winners from a field of 25 candidates who performed over a ten-day period. The exceptional young artists participated in juried performances, as well as master classes with members of the jury. Launched by the CIPC in 2003 as a one-day competition for Ohio piano students, the program has been reorganized this year to follow the multi-round format of the CIPC. 

Perfect Partnership

"Our partnership with the Cleveland International Piano Competition is a significant point of pride for BW,” said Susan D. Van Vorst, dean of the BW Conservatory of Music. “This collaboration provided a perfect complement to the Conservatory’s All-Steinway School campaign, a current initiative that is strengthening the keyboard inventory and impacting student achievement here at BW.” 

In addition to the student performances, four special recitals were presented featuring internationally known guest artists including 1999 medalist Vassily Primakov who performed at the opening ceremony, Tuesday, May 12 at BW.