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Sergei Babayan’s Proms 2015 performance with Daniil Trifinov dubbed “not to miss”

Renowned CIM faculty member, Sergei Babayan will perform alongside former student and distinguished CIM alum, Daniil Trifinov at Proms 2015 in London. “For sheer energy and brilliant displays of pianistic virtuosity this is surely the Prom to go for,” said … Continue reading

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Stephen Rose and Frank Huang are “spot-on” at Mimir Chamber Music Festival

The Mimir Chamber Music Festival is known for its reliably superb performances, but this year two stood out among the rest, thanks in part to CIM violin department head Stephen Rose and alum Frank Huang. “This was musicianship of a … Continue reading

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ChamberFest Cleveland Comes to an End, but Faculty Leaves Lasting Impression

Franklin Cohen, head of the clarinet faculty at CIM, played for a standing-room-only crowd in CIM’s Kulas Hall as part of ChamberFest Cleveland’s summer concert series. The concert was aptly named “FRANK!,” as it was a celebration of Cohen and … Continue reading

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Richard Hipple Named CIM Board Chair

Following a unanimous vote by the Cleveland Institute of Music Board of Trustees at their Annual Meeting July 7, CIM is pleased to welcome Richard J. Hipple as its new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hipple is a current member … Continue reading

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While Andrea Amati’s “King” cello makes its debut in NYC this summer, NOTES looks into the Nicola Amati violin being played right here at CIM

“Does your instrument have a story?” That’s what CIM’s NOTES magazine asked faculty this spring. And faculty had plenty to share. Stories ranged from cellos that survived the Holocaust to oddly-shaped violas to colorful plastic clarinets. In light of the … Continue reading

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American composer, author, administrator and thought leader Gunther Schuller, dies at age 89

Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur “Genius” award recipient and two-time Grammy award winner, Gunther Schuller, died on Sunday. The musical icon was the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Kulas Visiting Artist this year and in May, Mr. Schuller delivered the Commencement Address … Continue reading

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Alum gets Yo-Yo Ma as a stand partner after last-minute sub

Cleveland Institute of Music alum and cellist Genevieve Tabby (BM ’13, Kraut/Geber) was about to go on stage for the second half of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s June 10 concert, when she learned she’d have a new stand partner. … Continue reading

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Alum to play for the President of South Korea during U.S. visit

On June 16, President Obama will welcome President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea to the White House. The night before, Cleveland Institute of Music alumnus Suliman Tekalli (MM ’13, Smirnoff) will welcome President Geun-hye at the Ritz Carlton … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony Duke it Out on Twitter Over the NBA Finals

Things are heating up in Cleveland as the Cavaliers and Warriors wrap up game three of the NBA Finals. Even The Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony have joined in on the rivalry with some musical banter that’s so bad it’s good. … Continue reading

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Alum’s performance at Dallas City Performance Hall is “wow”

Cleveland Institute of Music alum Jinjoo Cho (PS’15, Laredo) performed at Dallas City Performance Hall as part of Chamber Music International with pianist Hyun Soo Kim. The Dallas Morning News said the performance “had it all: brilliant virtuosity, a visceral feeling … Continue reading

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