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2018 Cooper International Competition: Piano

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Jahja Ling, conductor
Kai-Min Chang, piano
Yunchan Lim, piano
Tony Siqi Yun, piano


Three chosen finalists take the stage to play full-length piano concerto on this final evening of the 2018 Cooper International Competition.

At a Glance
CHOPIN - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
CHOPIN - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
TCHAIKOVSKY - Piano Concerto No. 1

The awards ceremony and announcement of winners
will take place in the concert hall following the performances.

The three finalists chosen to perform were announced on Wednesday evening, July 18.

This concert is presented by Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
in partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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About the Cooper Competition

The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition at Oberlin alternates annually between piano and violin. The program was first offered in the summer 2010 for pianists, followed by a 2011 competition for violinists. Open to musicians between the ages of 13 and 18, the competition culminates in a final round at Severance Hall in Cleveland, where the top three competitors perform a full concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra.

The relationship between Oberlin College and the Cleveland Orchestra dates back nearly a century, beginning with the philanthropy of John Long Severance, an 1885 Oberlin graduate and flutist who founded the Musical Arts Association, under which The Cleveland Orchestra was established in 1918.  Severance and his wife were the major donors for the construction of the Cleveland Orchestra’s home, Severance Hall, and John Long Severance served as the orchestra’s second board president. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed at Oberlin in 1919, six months after its founding. The group has returned to Oberlin each season since, giving more than 200 performances on campus to date.

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