June 21, 2013
Cathy Partlow Strauss ’84
The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra are pleased to present the fourth annual Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, which will take place July 18-26, 2013 on the campus of Oberlin College & Conservatory and at Cleveland’s Severance Hall.
June 10, 2013
In her 17th album, American Harp, Yolanda Kondonassis explores contemporary American harp music and whets audiences’ appetite for more.
March 13, 2013
Sydney Mancasola ’11 is the latest in a long line of Oberlinians to succeed in the National Council Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera.
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.
August 20, 2011
Jessica R. Downs
Sirena Huang, a 17-year-old violinist from South Windsor, Connecticut, is the first-prize winner of the 2011 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition. Her stellar performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, with Jahja Ling conducting the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall on Friday, August 19, brought her the top prize of $10,000, one of the largest awards offered by an international youth competition.
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.