2018 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Cooper International Competition alternates annually between piano and violin. The multi-round competition, open to the public and live-streamed, is open to musicians ages 13-18. The competition culminates in a final round at Severance Hall, where the top three competitors perform a full concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra.
MAIN OFFICE
Anna Hoffmann
Program Administrator
fax: 440-775-8942
UNITED STATES
WEBSITE
ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to young pianists ages 13 to 18 as determined by the competitor's age as of July 14, 2018, and who have not won one of the top three prizes in a previous Cooper competition.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings • The Competition alternates annually; piano competition is on even years and violin competition on odd years
DETAILS
Travel Covered? No
Frequency Annual
First prize $10,000 to $50,000
Smallest prize Less than $5,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Robert Shannon, Professor of Piano, Oberlin Conservatory
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline April 15, 2018
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
July 14-15: Semifinals Round I, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio
July 16: Semifinals Round II, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio
July 17: Concerto Round, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio
July 18: Recital Finals, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio (live radio radio broadcast on WCLV-104.9 FM)
July 19: Honors Recital, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio
July 20: Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio (live radio radio broadcast on WCLV-104.9 FM)
FINALS (live rounds)
July 18: Recital Finals, Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall in Oberlin, Ohio (live radio radio broadcast on WCLV-104.9 FM)
July 20: Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio (live radio radio broadcast on WCLV-104.9 FM)
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
First place winners:
2016 Ryota Yamakazi
2014 Tony Yike Yang
2012 Leonardo Colafelice
2010 George Li
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