WCLV BROADCASTS THE FINAL ROUNDS OF THE CIPC YOUNG ARTISTS' PIANO COMPETITION
On Saturday, April 28th at Drinko Hall of Cleveland State University, WCLV recorded the final rounds of the Cleveland International Piano Competition's National Young Artists Piano Competition for high school students. WCLV's Jacqueline Gerber was the host. The competition will be broadcast on WCLV on Monday, May 7th at 8:00 PM.
Presented biennially by the CIPC, the Young Artists is a nationwide piano competition for classical pianists ages 12 through 18. The event provides a platform that tests the skills of young students with challenging repertoire and a competition experience judged by professional pianists with successful international concert and teaching careers.
Most importantly, all contestants are provided with feedback from the jury, which offers a critique of their performance, areas of strength, and suggestions for improvement. This key feature speaks to the goal of the Young Artists competition, which is to develop the performance capabilities of young piano students, renew their commitment to piano studies, and provide an important learning and development experience.
Each of the members of the jury was a contestant or a laureate of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and they all bring years of experience and knowledge of the piano repertoire to the project.
Eric Zuber, USA
Third Prize, 2011
Chu-Fang Huang, China First Prize, 2005
Spencer Myer, USA
Fourth Prize, 2005
Konstantin Soukhovetski, Russia 
Third Prize, 2003
Pierre van der Westhuizen, executive director of the Cleveland International Piano Competition, is the non-voting chairman of the jury.
At stake are prizes for all six finalists. First, second, and third prizes of $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded in each age group: The Junior Artists, who are ages 12 to 15, and the Young Artists, who are ages 16 to 18,. will
each receive the following:
· A master class with a member of the jury at next summer’s 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.
· An appearance at a special CIPC Young Artists Winner’s Showcase recital during next summer’s Competition.
· And dinner with the jury, and a one-on-one performance review with each jury member.
Jarrett Takaki is in the 7th grade at Wilmette Junior High School in Wilmette, Illinois.
Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32, mvt. I Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Danzas Argentinas, mvt. I, II, III Ginastera (1916 – 1983)
Seoyun Baek is in the 6th grade at Twin Groves Middle School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 Haydn
Sur un air national Allemand Chopin (1810 – 1849)
Vanessa Meiling Haynes is a freshman at Indiana University High School in Bloomington, Indiana.
Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 Appassionata Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Etude Op. 25, No. 11 Chopin
Trenton Takaki is a junior at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.
Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest” Beethoven
Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82, mvt. IV Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)
Ariana Körting is a senior at West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio.
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 Beethoven
Barcarolle, Op. 60 Chopin
Albert Wang is a senior at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio.
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 Appassionata Beethoven
Miroirs No. 4, "Alborada del gracioso" Ravel (1875 – 1937)