World Premiere Event April 23

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International piano sensation Daniil Trifonov will premiere his first concerto tonight with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra conducted by CIM President Joel Smirnoff in CIM’s Kulas Hall.

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CIM’s Shen Lu Wins International Piano Competition

Shen Lu, a piano student at the Cleveland Institute of Music in HaeSun Paik’s studio, won top honors in the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition in March 2014. Continue reading

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Nurenberg Paris Donates to CIM, Raises Awareness

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy selected the Cleveland Institute of Music as their Charity of the Month for March 2014, resulting in a donation to the CIM Annual Fund for nearly $600 thanks to Facebook followers while also increasing awareness of CIM in the community. Continue reading

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Tickets Still Available April 9 CIM@Severance Concert

Wednesday, April 9, is the fifth and final Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra concert at Severance Hall for the 2013-2014 season. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the  Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 or visiting clevelandorchestra.com. Continue reading

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Sensational Scenes on the Menu this Weekend at CIM, April 11-13

Each spring, the CIM Opera Theater serves up a fresh selection of Sensational Scenes from Operas Grand and Light. For this third and final production in our 2013-14 opera series – running Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 – artistic director David Bamberger has cooked up a delectable program with something for everyone! Continue reading

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CIM Community Concert Sells Out

On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra will return to Severance Hall for the fourth time this season–but they won’t be alone! Continue reading

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Inaugural Composer-Performer Competition Culminates 3/30

On Sunday, March 30, the inaugural Carl E. Baldassarre Composer Competition concludes with a concert by the finalists in Mixon Hall at noon. Audiences are encouraged to attend and will play an important role in the final outcome of the competition.

“The compositions come in all shapes, sizes and genres, with the common thread being that they’re all excellent,” said Trustee and competition founder Carl Baldassarre. “These young composer-performers are competing for prize money totaling $5,000!”

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CIM+MOCA “Give Up the Ghost”

CIM’s New Music Ensemble, directed by Keith Fitch, returned to MOCA to present SUDDENLY IT’S EVENING, featuring music inspired by the act of “giving up the ghost.” Prior to the event, Fitch spoke with ClevelandClassical.com about the inspiration for the project.
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Musiker Visits CIM for Conductor’s Guild Workshop

Emmy Award-winning conductor, pianist, composer and arranger Lee Musiker worked with CIM students as part of the Conductor’s Guild Workshop  March 3-5.

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Concerto Competition Winners Announced

Through meticulous planning and execution, CIM holds a Concerto Competition once each semester—inviting students to compete for the prestigious position of orchestra soloist. Top performers earn the privilege of playing in the spotlight of a concert at Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra. Spring 2014 winners were just announced.

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