The Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) has retained Joseph Castellano, owner of Castellano Artists, LLC, to represent its prize-winning pianists

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
NAMES NEW ARTIST MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) has retained Joseph Castellano, owner of Castellano Artists, LLC, to represent its prize-winning pianists.  He began working on behalf of CIPC’s current first prize winner, Stanislav Khristenko, on September 1.

Having worked with both Opus 3 Artists and Barrett Vantage Artists, Mr. Castellano brings a wealth of experience to the position.  He has worked with conductors, instrumentalists and composers, overseeing performances and touring with orchestras worldwide.  Castellano Artists, LLC, based in Cleveland, was formed in 2012.  The firm represents a roster of conductors and instrumentalists of distinguished talent worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome Joseph to our team,” said CIPC President and CEO Pierre van der Westhuizen.  “We are confident that our artists will be working with a true professional in every sense of the word.”

Mr. Castellano takes over artist management responsibilities from Della Homenik, who will remain with the CIPC in her long-standing position as Director of Communications.

ABOUT THE CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Founded in 1975, the Cleveland International Piano Competition is a triennial, twelve-day competition and festival celebrating the piano and those who dedicate their lives to mastering its art.  A member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, CIPC maintains high standards in fairness of judging, seeks innovative programming choices, and consistently attracts a field of highly qualified applicants from around the globe.  CIPC is regarded as one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world and strives to promote the careers of its contestants and inspire the classical music community of Northeast Ohio.

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