Cleveland - Cleveland International Piano Competition
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.