Composer/Orchestra Matchup Winners Include CIM Alumni

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The League of American Orchestras and New Music USA recently announced the winners of the Music Alive: New Partnerships Residencies which include Cleveland Institute of Music alumni Dan Visconti and Rick Robinson. The twelve composers chosen (out of a pool of 219 applicants) will receive a $7,500 grant and will be matched with an orchestra of the committee’s choosing to work on an original piece from the composer. The piece will be performed by the orchestra at the end of the week-long residency.

Handel’s Alcina to be Performed by the CIM Opera

The CIM Opera Theater, directed by David Bamberger, is pleased to announce this fall’s production of Handel’s Alcina, November 5-8, 2014 in Kulas Hall.

Students featured on CBS’s “On the Road with Steve Hartman”

On Friday, October 10 CBS Evening News with Scott Pelly aired it’s popular segment, “On the Road with Steve Hartman,” featuring Cleveland Institute of Music students Daniel Parvin and Marissa Plank, the artists-in-residence at Judson Manor, a senior living community.

CIM student performs with Joshua Bell and is featured on HBO show

Cleveland Institute of Music student Leah Ferguson was awarded a coveted spot in a National YoungArts Foundation program where she was given the opportunity to perform with world-renowned violinist and Grammy winner, Joshua Bell. HBO’s three-time Emmy® nominated documentary series Young Arts Master Class  featured Ferguson and eight other young string players on the show, which premiered on in October.

CIM’s own Jinjoo Cho wins the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

The Cleveland Institute of Music congratulates CIM student and violinist Jinjoo Cho for earning the gold medal in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI). The winners were announced late Saturday night following the final concert of the competition.

As the winner of the competition, Cho will be awarded a $30,000 cash prize, international concert engagements including a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, career management for the next four years and the four-year loan of the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius.

Alumnus premiered work and made conducting debut at festival

Cellist Joshua Roman (BM’04/MM’05), 31, is another CIM graduate taking an active role in building the next repertoire – as demonstrated by the world premiere of his work we do it to one another at a Music Academy of the West concert on August 2, 2014.

Hoopes’ Dreams, CIM alumnus interview in August issue of Strings

Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory division alumnus Chad Hoopes has been making a name for himself for close to a decade–quite an accomplishment for a 19-year-old. Recently, he released his first studio recording of concertos by Mendelssohn and John Adams to rave reviews, and now he’s the cover story of Strings magazine.

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