2017 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Orchestra collaborate on this international competition for musicians ages 13-18, alternating violin and piano. Total cash awards amount to $40,000. First prize is $20,000 in cash with performance of a full concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and a four-year full- tuition scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory.
MAIN OFFICE
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
UNITED STATES
cooper.competition@oberlin.edu
WEBSITE
http://www.oberlin.edu/cooper/
ELIGIBILITY
Open to musicians between the ages of 13 and 18 at time of competition, and who have not been awarded one of the top three prizes in a previous Cooper Competition. Applicants must provide: --letter of recommendation from their current teacher --$100 entrance --completed application form --DVD or other video format of continuous unedited performances of prescribed pieces
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Violin and Piano in alternate years: 2017 - Violin, 2018 - Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Gregory Fulkerson - Director, Cooper International Violin Competition; Professor of Violin, Oberlin Conservatory
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 1, 2017
Application notes Online application https://oberlin.wufoo.com/forms/cooper-international-competition-2017-violin/
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
2017 - VIOLIN
Semifinals Round: July 15-17
Concerto Round: July 18
VENUE -
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Warner Concert Hall
Oberlin, Ohio, USA
Live webcast on www.oberlin.edu
FINALS (live rounds)
2017 - VIOLIN
Recital Finals: July 19
VENUE -
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Warner Concert Hall
Oberlin, Ohio, USA
Live webcast on www.oberlin.edu
Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra: July 21
VENUE -
Severance Hall
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Live streamed audio on WCLV 104.9 FM
[http://wclv.ideastream.org/programs/live-wclv]
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2010 GEORGE LI (Age 14, USA), piano
2011 SIRENA HUANG (Age 17, USA), violin
2012 LEONARD COLAFELICE (Age 16, Italy), piano
2013 KYUMIN PARK (Age 16, South Korea) and WILLIAM CHING-YI WEI (Age 18, Taiwan), violin—tied for First Prize.
2014 TONY YIKE YANG (Age 15, Canada), piano
2015 GALLIA KASTNER (Age 18, USA) and Belle Ting (Age 15, Taiwan), violin—tied for First Prize.
2016 RYOTA YAMAZAKI (Age 17, Japan), piano
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