Congratulations to the 2015 Spring Concerto Competition winners!

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CIM would like to offer its congratulations to Yuri Noh (piano, Schenly / Paik), Michael Siess (violin, Preucil), Bethany Hargreaves (viola, Irvine) and Genevieve Smelser (violin, Rose) who were announced winners of Spring Concerto Competition and to Pablo Griggio (violin, Zenaty) and Chloé Thominet (viola, Irvine) who received honorable mentions. The winners of the competition earned coveted solo spots to perform with the CIM Orchestra in the fall. Continue reading

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Music from the Western Reserve featured pianist Megan Lee in March Concert

Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory and Continuing Education Division piano student Megan Lee was the Music from The Western Reserve’s Featured Young Artist and performed on March 15 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.   Continue reading

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CIM faculty member and student shine at recent Cleveland Orchestra concert

Cleveland Institute of Music trumpet head and principal of The Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Sachs, teamed up with CIM alumnus and rising star Daniil Trifonov (AD ’15, Babayan) for a tremendous performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The first piece of the evening, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, was complete with an “affecting solo” by principal clarinetist and CIM clarinet department head, Franklin Cohen.

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Antonio Pompa-Baldi performs all five Beethoven Concertos in one weekend

In concerts spanning three days, Cleveland Institute of Music piano faculty member Antonio Pompa-Baldi, along with the Fresno Philharmonic, did the remarkable: they performed all five Beethoven Concertos, three total hours of music, in a 36-hour performance window.

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CIM Faculty receive rave reviews on their performance with The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami

Bravo to The Cleveland Orchestra  on “an intense and audacious performance” of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony in Miami this past weekend, which included several Cleveland Institute of Music faculty members who were praised by name.

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Alumna and Associate Artistic Administrator at Metropolitan Opera to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of a 29-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, CIM alumna Lenore Rosenberg (AD ‘84, Vassos) will receive the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement award for her dedication to young singers and the musical arts in April at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall.

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Music of Iconic American Composers to Fill Severance Hall this Saturday

On Saturday, March 7, Severance Hall audiences will be treated to a night of Carl Topilow’s swinging clarinet on Glenn Miller standards, Vinson Cole singing selections from Copland’s Old American Songs, Chad Hoopes performing Barber’s beautiful violin concerto and a special appearance by Mark Nolan of WMJI 105.7 in a concert hosted by the CIM Women’s Committee. Hoopes caught up with Bill O’Connell of WCLV this week to speak more about the Barber concerto and what audiences can expect this weekend. To listen to the interview, click here.

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Conrad Jones’s Trumpet Concerto with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is “flawless”

Twenty-four-year-old Cleveland Institute of Music alumnus and principal trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Conrad Jones (BM’11, Michael Miller), performed George Tsontakis’s trumpet concerto “True Colors” in February to tremendous acclaim.

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CIM Brings Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito into the Modern World

Love, loyalty, jealousy, scandal, betrayal and even death (well, almost) play a role in the CIM Opera Theater’s modern interpretation of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Mercy of Titus).  Cleveland Classical’s Mike Telin spoke to three of the cast members all of whom shared insightful thoughts about their complex characters within Mozart’s ancient Roman opera.

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Due to extreme weather conditions, the Cleveland Institute of Music will delay the start of classes on Friday, February 20, 2015, until 10:30am (i.e., any classes starting before that time are canceled). The building will be open at 7:15am and employees should follow their regular schedule.

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