July 26, 2014
By Erich Burnett
15-year-old from Canada overcomes intense competition with a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky at Severance Hall.
September 27, 2013
Concert pianist Jeremy Denk adjusts to life as a MacArthur Fellow, Oberlin’s second such honoree in as many years.
April 29, 2013
Margaret Nichols has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and Adam Birdsall has received honorable mention.
Pianist Leonardo Colafelice, 16, is the Winner of the 2012 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition
July 28, 2012
Leonardo Colafelice, a 16-year-old pianist from Altamura, Bari, Italy, is the first-prize winner of the 2012 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition. His stellar performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, with Jahja Ling conducting The Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall on Friday, July 27, brought him the top prize of $10,000, one of the largest awards offered by an international youth competition. The prize includes concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and a full, four-year scholarship to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
July 26, 2012
The top three finalists of the 2012 Cooper International Piano Competition have been selected to advance to the concerto finals round with The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, July 27 at 8 pm in Severance Hall. Leonardo Colafelice, 16, from Altamura, Bari, Italy; Xiaoyu Liu, 15, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Micah McLaurin, 17, from Charleston, South Carolina, were chosen Wednesday, July 25, at the conclusion of the competition’s recital finals round at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. For tickets to the final round call 800-686-1141 or visit www.clevelandorchestra.com.
July 31, 2010
Marci Rich ’91
George Li, a 14-year-old pianist from Lexington, Massachusetts, is the first-prize winner of the inaugural Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition.