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Cultured Cleveland added by sandrashapiro on 25 Dec 2013 tag | report
December 2013 Cleveland Debut of Zenaty and Shapiro violin and piano duo
CIM Opera Theater's 'Magic Flute' casts its spell with in... added by cim on 12 Nov 2013 tag | report
It comes as no surprise that CIM's sold out performance of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Kulas Hall earned rave reviews for everything from the singers and musicians to costumes, lighting and (naturally) direction. Kudos to the CIM Opera Theater cast, crew and the CIM Orchestra on a wonderful four-night run!
Daniil Trifonov…brings an ecstatic quality to his perform... added by cim on 14 Oct 2013 tag | report
Andrew Clark in the Financial Times Life & Arts section offers high marks to concert pianist and Cleveland Institute of Music student Daniil Trifonov following his October 8 performance at Wigmore Hall in London. "What makes him [Trifonov] such a phenomenon is the ecstatic quality he brings to his performances – an all-consuming intensity-of-belonging on the public platform that translates into something thrilling, absorbing, inspiring," he writes. Read the entire review online...
Preview: CIM’s Mixon Masters Series features composer-per... added by cim on 11 Sep 2013 tag | report
Cleveland Classical's Mike Telin had an opportunity to speak with world renowned pianist/composer Lera Auerbach, in anticipation of her appearance at CIM. Check out his interview on
Omer Quartet, from Cleveland Institute of Music, wins Fis... added by cim on 15 May 2013 tag | report
The Omer Quartet, a string quartet that studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, won the grand prize at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition on Sunday in South Bend, Indiana. Read more on
REVIEW: Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra delivers bit... added by cim on 15 May 2013 tag | report
Cleveland Institute of Music Young Artist Hannah Moses, the outgoing co-principal cellist ended her Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra stint Sunday in the grandest possible manner, with an impressive performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. She now heads off to the CIM Conservatory with more flowers than she could carry off stage and a killer line on her resume. Read the entire concert review on
Review: CIM Orchestra & Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio ... added by cim on 19 Apr 2013 tag | report
"Beethoven is a composer for the ages, but he’s also a composer for all ages. Nowhere was this more apparent than Severance Hall on Wednesday, when two generations of musicians from the Cleveland Institute of Music shared the stage for performances of the Triple Concerto and Symphony No. 3," begins Donald Rosenberg’s review in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and it goes on glowingly from there. Read the entire review at
Preview: KLR Trio to join CIM Orchestra for Beethoven’s T... added by cim on 16 Apr 2013 tag | report
Tomorrow, when the CIM Orchestra takes the stage for one last Severance Hall concert this season, they will do so under the guest baton of Jaime Laredo, who’s ensemble—the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio—will join the Orchestra in performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. In advance of the concert, Cleveland Classical interviewed violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson who are partners in life as well as music. Both also joined the CIM faculty this past year. Get a “behind the scenes” look at this musical duo in the online article...
Review: The CIM Orchestra at Severance (March 27) | Cultu... added by cim on 11 Apr 2013 tag | report
Cultured Cleveland reviews the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra concert at Severance Hall from March 27, which the blogger calls "a performance that would have made any professional ensemble proud." He goes on to say: "CIM’s student orchestra is fearless, taking on substantial programs like Wednesday’s challenging combination of Mussorgsky, Grieg and Prokofiev. Under the baton of CIM Orchestral Program Director Carl Topilow, the sound was superb and the execution was razor-sharp, particularly in Prokofiev’s daunting Symphony No. 5." Read the entire review online...
Review: CIM Orchestra at Severance Hall, March 27 | Cleve... added by cim on 8 Apr 2013 tag | report
Robert Rollin writing for Cleveland Classical had wonderful things to say about the March 27 Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra performance as well as the evening's featured soloist, I-Chieh Wang, saying of that she "played with great poise and sensitivity throughout...Her flawless technique was constantly in evidence." Enjoy the entire article online.
El Sistema Founder Jose Antonio Abreu to Receive Honorary... added by cim on 15 Mar 2013 tag | report
The Cleveland Institute of Music will add another international cultural icon to its illustrious list of Honorary Doctorates at the 88th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2013, in the conservatory’s Kulas Hall. Venezuelan pianist, economist, educator, activist and politician José Abreu will be recognized for his greatest musical achievement – the founding of El Sistema. Read more...
REVIEW: Christine Brewer pledges radiant allegiance to Am... added by cim on 8 Mar 2013 tag | report
"Sopranos who spend much of their time in the world of opera have been stereotyped as divas -- temperamental types who make unreasonable demands and function on a level well above the rest of humanity. And then there's Christine Brewer..." begins Donald Rosenberg's review of CIM's season finale of the Mixon Hall Masters Series, featuring the divine Ms. Brewer. The Plain Dealer writer praised Ms. Brewer equally for her "down-to-earth, anti-diva" temperment and her vocal performance. Read the review in its entirety on
REVIEW: CIM Opera Theater brings haunting definition to '... added by cim on 1 Mar 2013 tag | report
The CIM Opera Theater production of Poulenc's "Dialogue of the Carmelites" opened Wednesday night, Feb. 27, in Kulas Hall--earning a rave review from Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Donald Rosenberg. Directed by David Bamberger with Harry Davidson conducting the CIM Orchestra, the cast, orchestra and sets all earned high marks from Mr. Rosenberg. Two performances remain, tonight and tomorrow. For tickets, call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211 or arrive up to one hour before the set start time to purchase walk-up tickets. Don't miss it!
CIM Opera: Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites | Clevel... added by cim on 27 Feb 2013 tag | report
Cleveland Classical’s Mike Telin shares his interview with a pair of the CIM Opera Theater singers—Allyson Dezii and Jilda Farias—as a preview of the CIM production of Poulenc’s 'Dialogues of the Carmelites' (Feb 27-March 2 in Kulas Hall), directed by David Bamberger. Mr. Telin spoke with the singers, who appear in the Wednesday/Friday cast, to ask them about how they prepared for these dramatic roles. For the complete preview/interview, visit Tickets are still available to all performances; call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211 for yours!
Tchaikovsky winner, CIM's Daniil Trifonov, gets a label d... added by cim on 5 Feb 2013 tag | report
Young Russian piano sensation Daniil Trifonov, who studies at CIM with Sergei Babayan, has announced a new recording partnership with the 115-year old Berlin-based classical label, Deutsche Grammophon.
CIM pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his solo debut at Carne... added by cim on 4 Feb 2013 tag | report
It has been said that pianist Daniil Trifonov, 21, “demonstrates a musical maturity beyond his years.” Now, you can hear how he responds to such statements when Northeastern Ohio’s NPR affiliate airs an interview with the talented young artist who will make his Carnegie Hall solo recital debut on Tuesday night, Feb. 5. The interview aired locally as part of Morning Edition (5-9 am) and will repeat locally during All Things Considered (4-6pm) on WSKU 89.7 FM. Or, listen online from anywhere in the world -- just follow this link.
Reinforcing the positive: Young cellist used talent, desi... added by cim on 25 Jan 2013 tag | report
Not yet even 30 years old, cellist Joshua Roman was selected as one of CIM’s 2012 Alumni Achievement Award winners, and it’s not hard to understand the decision when you learn more about this talented, passionate and ambitious musician--as reporter Tony Sauro of The Record recently discovered when he interviewed the musician/composer. Take a few minutes to enjoy the full article, AND, if you're in or near Stockton (California) this weekend, you might try to catch his concert with the Stockton Symphony.
Roberta Flack to headline CIM Benefit at Severance Hall o... added by cim on 17 Jan 2013 tag | report
Recently, Mike Telin of Cleveland Classical spoke with GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Roberta Flack by telephone to talk about learning her craft, her musical influences and teaching. This internationally acclaimed singer will Set the Night to Music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, when she joins the CIM Orchestra in a benefit concert at Severance Hall. Order your tickets by phone at 216.231.1111 or online at Read the interview on
A bountiful feast: Classical music year in review 2012 | ... added by cim on 8 Jan 2013 tag | report
Just in case you missed it last week, be sure to check out’s article highlighting some of the bigger moments for classical music in Cleveland. We are thrilled to see several members of the CIM family in the spotlight. Included were new faculty members Jaime Laredo (violin) and Sharon Robinson (cello) and the head of CIM’s clarinet department Franklin Cohen, as well as CIM Preparatory student Haruno Sato (who is actively involved in a variety of community projects).
Legendary Voice: Roberta Flack | added by cim on 1 Jan 2013 tag | report
A prodigy who attended Howard University at age 15, Roberta Flack went on to win back-to-back Record of the Year Grammy Awards for “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (1973) and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1974) — a feat matched only by the band U2. Today, at 73, she remains passionate about music and promotes music education through the Roberta Flack School of Music at the Hyde Leadership Charter School in New York. On Saturday, Jan. 26, Ms. Flack will join the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra at Severance Hall for ONE NIGHT ONLY for Roberta Flack: Set The Night to Music, a benefit concert hosted by the Women’s Committee of CIM. Recently, Ms. Flack spoke with Cleveland Magazine’s Barry Goodrich; read the interview online…
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