CIPC-ButterflyThe Cleveland International Piano Competition’s Young Artist Competition, begun in 2005 as a one-day contest, will expand in 2015 into something that much resembles CIPC itself. Approximately 25 students aged 12 to 15 and 16 to 18 (Junior and Senior divisions) will take up residence on the campus of Baldwin Wallace University from May 13-22, 2015 to compete in three solo rounds and a final round with the CIPC Orchestra. As in the case of CIPC itself, students in each age divisions will play two rounds before the initial jury vote. Six in each age group will advance to the Semi-Finals and two each to the Finals.

An institute will run alongside the competition including master classes, coaching, guest recitals and symposia.

The Jury includes Paul Schenly (chair, USA), Yoheved Kaplinsky (USA), Dorian Leljak (Serbia), Sean Schulze (USA/South Africa), Alexander Schimpf (Germany), Kyung Sook Lee (South Korea) and Lei Weng, China.

Further details are available on the CIPC Web site.