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Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra collaborate on this international competition for musicians ages 13 to 18, which alternates annually between violin and piano.
MAIN OFFICE
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
77 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
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 won one of the top three prizes in a previous Cooper Competition. Applicants must provide: (1) letter of recommendation from their current teacher; (2) $80 entrance free; (3) completed application form; (4) DVD or other video format of continuous unedited performances of prescribed pieces.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano • Strings
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Annual - piano and violin alternate years
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Jury chair(s) Gregory Fulkerson, director, Cooper International Violin Competition; professor of Violi
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline May 1, 2015 for 2015 violin competition
Application notes Application notes
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Solo violin: July 25-27, 2015; Concerto July 28, 2015 Venue: Oberlin Conservatory of Music Warner Concert Hall Oberlin, OH
FINALS (live rounds)
Violin recital: July 29, 2015, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin, OH Concerto finals with the Cleveland Orchestra: July 31, 2015, Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Live Web (live streaming or recorded)
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