The World's Best Come to Cincinnati!
Founded in 1956, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition (CWPC) has undergone many changes in its 60-year history. One of the most pivotal of these changes occurred in 2013 when the CWPC joined forces with two of Cincinnati’s most revered cultural institutions: the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt also serves on the faculty.
Long held to be one of the most prestigious contests of its kind, the CWPC occurs on CCM’s campus and three finalists are afforded the opportunity to perform with the CSO during the final round. Both CCM and the CSO also assist the CWPC with administrative resources.
The Competition is on hiatus during the Summer of 2016. In lieu of the Competition, the CWPC will present a special 60th Anniversary Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, in CCM's Corbett Auditorium.
This special one-night-only performance honors CWPC founder and former Executive Director Gloria Ackerman, who retired in 2013. The concert features CWPC Artistic Director Awadagin Pratt, in addition to pianists Angela Cheng and Daria Rabotkina, performing repertoire for piano and orchestra with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) led by Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada.
- Learn more about the CWPC's 60th Anniversary Concert here.
Please see the Cincinnati World Piano Competition's official site for more information and to purchase tickets.