The deadline for the Realizing Rossini festival, directed by Mark Gibson, has been extended to April 20th! See ccm.uc.edu/summer.html for more information, or check out our Facebook page!
The application deadline for the Opera Studio program has been extended to April 20th, 2013. More information can be found at ccm.uc.edu/summer.html
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This partnership signals a new era for the World Piano Competition and is set to make CCM Village a classical piano destination this summer (and CCM Summer is so excited to be a part of it!).
Cincinnati’s World Piano Competition, an annual classical piano competition featuring top international performers since 1956, is expanding with two exciting new collaborations and instituting changes aimed at enhancing the event’s quality and making Cincinnati a truly world-class destination for classical piano performance.
Primary among the changes at the re-imagined competition, already a highly respected event, are partnerships with two of the city’s cultural cornerstones – the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Beginning with the July 2013 competition, finalists in the Artist Division will have the distinct honor of performing with the world-renowned CSO, made up of some of the world’s finest musicians and an ensemble that regularly collaborates with classical music’s premier performing artists. The performances featuring the finalists will be led by CSO Associate Conductor Robert Treviño. The event will also move to CCM, one of the nation’s top performing and media-arts conservatories, where the acclaimed faculty will oversee upgrades to the competition’s jury system.
“Our association with the CSO and CCM is really a game-changer for the competition,” said Mark Ernster, the organization’s interim executive director, who has served in that capacity since last fall’s the retirement of founder and executive director Gloria Ackerman. Ernster explained that having CSO musicians backing the finalists is expected to result in an uptick in both the number and quality of applicants, as well as in audience numbers. CCM’s review and improvement of the jury system will enhance the organization’s credibility, a critical success element in the world of classical piano competition. Both partnerships will allow the competition more efficiently to leverage administrative economies of scale and artistic expertise.
“We’re talking about one of the world’s best orchestras and one of the most respected conservatories,” he said; “that’s pretty good company to keep.”
The Artist Division winner will also have the rare opportunity to record a solo piano album using CCM’s state of the art recording facilities and engineers in the school’s Division of Electronic Media. The recording will be released on the CSO’s Fanfare Cincinnati label, globally distributed by Naxos.
CSO President Trey Devey said the partnership with the World Piano Competition fits in well with this organization’s strategic vision, which includes raising Cincinnati’s global profile and enhancing the quality of life through great musical performances. “With this important collaboration and the unique assets of these three partners, the World Piano Competition is poised to join the ranks of the world’s most respected piano competitions,” he said.
The CSO, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is the official orchestra for the May Festival, the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere, as well as Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati Ballet. The World Piano Competition will be the fourth in a series of strategic partnerships that, according to Mr. Devey, “elevate the cultural offerings in our region.” Having additional performances for the CSO also helps to ensure that Cincinnati can sustain a world-class orchestra.
The CSO’s participation as the official orchestra for the competition was made possible by generous support from Anne and George H. Musekamp, Sue and Bill Friedlander, Christine and Tom Neyer Sr., Trish and Rick Bryan, and Vicky and Rick Reynolds.
CCM Dean Peter Landgren sees similar advantages, including added exposure for the college during the summer season when students are largely off campus. “We have taken this opportunity to align CCM’s existing piano activities – including our Art of the Piano Summer Program and our Preparatory Summer Piano Institute – with two weeks of World Piano Competition activities,” he said. “This new collaboration will make Cincinnati and CCM a premiere destination for world-class piano programs and activities. Bringing the CSO to CCM is also an imperative for our college, so this partnership was a great fit in many ways.”
Members of CCM’s faculty, under the leadership of Associate Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence Awadagin Pratt, have developed repertoire lists and refined the competition rules. Competitors will also have a greatly enhanced experience in Cincinnati by virtue of both CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities and the University of Cincinnati’s general services and amenities, including a campus hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful college campuses by Forbes Magazine. Within CCM Village, this also includes access to practice rooms outfitted with Steinway pianos (CCM is an All-Steinway School) and master classes held in conjunction with the Art of the Piano Program.
CCM’s Art of the Piano Program (July 13–26) and Preparatory Summer Piano Institute (July 15–19) will run concurrently with the competition, effectively bringing the world’s most sought-after piano teachers and artists together with up-and-coming international performers.
We are pleased to announce that Robin Guarino (CCM) and Reed Woodhouse (Juilliard) have been added to the faculty roster for CCM’s Opera Studio program to be hosed at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of music this summer.
Be sure to check out CCM Summer Programs for the last information about costs and deadlines for this coming summer.
The early deadline for all programs (reduced application fee!!) is January 31st, so get your application in before Thursday!
The office has started reviewing applications, and should be able to get results out within the next few weeks, we thank you all for your patience.
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We are pleased to announce that Andrei Pisarev, grand prize winner at the 1991 Mozart Competition, and Stephen Prustman, medal winner at both the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elizabeth Piano Competitions will be joining us at CCM for Art of the Piano this summer.
Do not let the opportunity to with with such a distinguished and diverse group of artists pass you by! The application can be found at ccm.uc.edu/summer/art_of_piano.html
CCM Summer Programs is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for 2013.
Continuing on the overwhelming success of last summer’s Making Mozart workshop, 2013 will see Realizing Rossini from June 17 to July 6, a 3-week intensive for conductors, singers and accompanists under the direction of Mark Gibson and an internationally acclaimed faculty. This workshops focuses on the craft of Italian opera and culminates in semi-staged performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola.
For the first time, CCM will offer a workshop specifically for undergraduate singers with a focus on Italian repertoire. Led by David Adams, CCM Opera Studio provides younger singers with Italian instruction, group classes, scenes preparation, voice lessons, coachings, performances, and collaboration with the concurrent Rossini workshop. The workshop runs from June 17 to July 6.
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All recitals will be in Werner Hall at CCM
Tuesday, June 19
*this event is ticketed
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
Tuesday, June 26
Friday, June 29
Saturday, June 30
Werner Recital Hall
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Tickets and Parking Information:
(June 20 performance only; all other performances are free)
General public: $12
UC Faculty/Staff: $11
Tickets become available Monday, June 18, at noon. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve.
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus.
For complete ticket and parking information, visit ccm.uc.edu or call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.