Arianna Korting, first prize winner in the Senior Division of the Cleveland International Piano Competition’s 2012 Young Artists Competition, will perform the national anthem at the Cleveland Indians Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 10. First pitch is at 4:10 pm.

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CIPC YOUNG ARTISTS WINNER TO PERFORM
AT CLEVELAND INDIANS’ HOME OPENER


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015

Cleveland, OHArianna Korting, first prize winner in the Senior Division of the Cleveland International Piano Competition’s 2012 Young Artists Competition, will perform the national anthem at the Cleveland Indians Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 10. First pitch is at 4:10 pm.

Ms. Korting will perform in celebration of this year’s CIPC Young Artists Competition and Institute, which will be held May 12-21, 2015 at Baldwin Wallace University and the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium. The event will feature 26 extraordinarily talented piano prodigies from around the world competing in front of audiences and an international jury for cash awards and special prizes. All of the contestants will be between the ages of 12 and 18.

“Celebrating this year’s competition by having one of our young ‘alumni’ play for a sold-out, opening day crowd at Progressive Field is tremendously exciting,” said CIPC President and CEO Pierre van der Westhuizen. “We are grateful to the Indians for their generous invitation, and are entirely confident that Arianna’s performance will be a definite crowd-pleaser.”

A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Korting currently is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School. In addition to first prize at the 2012 CIPC Young Artists, she received first prizes in the Fifth Julia Crane International Piano Competition, the 2007 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, the David D. Dubois Piano Competition, and the Duquesne Young Artist National Piano Competition. She has performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in NYC, and in broadcasts of NPR’s From the Top in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory in Boston and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Korting will perform an arrangement of the national anthem created for this occasion by composer Evan Fein, a native of Cleveland currently residing in New York City. Mr. Fein, a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School, holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Tickets and info for CIPC Young Artists, May 12-21, at clevelandpiano.org

 

About the CIPC

The Cleveland International Piano Competition is an organization dedicated to supporting the young artists who have made our musical heritage their life’s work.  This is accomplished through four major programs and events, including the Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival, the CIPC Young Artists Competition and Institute, the CIPC Concert Series, and ArtsConnect, a music-based community outreach program.  Included in this programming are two major international competitions:  The Cleveland International Piano Competition and Festival (CIPC) for artists ages 18 to 30 and the CIPC Young Artists Competition and Institute for artists ages 12 to 18. The world renown CIPC attracts the best young piano talent from around the world to compete for top prizes; engages an audience of 10 to 15,000 over a period of 15 days; and culminates in two sold-out performances at Severance Hall that feature the four finalists performing with The Cleveland Orchestra.

 

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