At a Glance
The Oberlin Conservatory of Music joins with The Cleveland Orchestra in presenting a new international competition for young musicians, the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition. The top three most promising young musicians from the competition perform a full concerto each with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in this special Friday night concert.
About the Cooper Competition
The Cooper Competition is a new collaborative endeavor presenting a unique competition for musicians ages 13 to 18. The competition, held each summer at Oberlin College, alternates years between piano (2010) and violin (2011). Competitors vie for a chance to perform in a final concerto round with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. Competition winners will take home more than $20,000 in total prize money, including a first prize of $10,000. The first-prize winner will also receive concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
Concurrent with the Cooper Competition, the Oberlin International Piano Festival will offer competitors and other students the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, lectures, recitals, and lessons in an intensive conservatory setting.
For additional information, please visit oberlin.edu/cooper
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Jahja Ling, conductor
Order of pieces will be announced.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 63
by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
with Alexandra Switala, violin
Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
with Sirena Huang, violin
Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47
by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
with Laura Park, violin
Winners Announcement and Prize Ceremony