10 Performers Remain in Running for 2016 Cooper Competition's Top Prize

July 18, 2016

Erich Burnett

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After two semifinal rounds of the 2016 Cooper International Competition for piano, 10 pianists remain in contention for the $20,000 first prize and the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Concerto Finals on Friday, July 22, at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

The Concerto Round participants, who will perform at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, are as follows (in performance order):

Beginning at 2 p.m. in Warner Concert Hall:
Allison To
Tommy Jing Yu Leo
Evren Ozel
Clayton Stephenson
Zixi Chen
Chaewon Kim
Beginning at 7 p.m. in Warner Concert Hall:
William Yang
Ryota Yamazaki
Nathan Lee
Andrew Li

All performances in Oberlin are free and take place in Warner Concert Hall.

On Wednesday, July 20, at 7 p.m., six performers will participate in the Recitals Finals at Oberlin, with the top three advancing to the Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Concerto Finals start at $25, and students under 18 are free with a paying adult. For ticket information, visit the Cleveland Orchestra website.

Please join us in Oberlin at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, for an Honors Recital featuring outstanding performances from the semifinals.

Can't be there? Enjoy every Cooper Competition performance in Oberlin live using Listen Live! at oberlin.edu.

For live updates on the action, follow the Cooper Competition on Facebook. Learn more about the 2016 Cooper Competition at oberlin.edu.

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