Oberlin College and Conservatory

The Thomas & Evon Cooper International Piano Competition - Semifinals Round II

Monday, July 16, 2018 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Warner Concert Hall
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event.

The ninth-annual Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition continues Monday, July 16.

Thirty-one young pianists ages 14 through 18 representing seven countries square off through six days of performances.

These remarkable young artists begin with recital repertoire and advance through Semifinal rounds to the Concerto Round, where the field narrows to 10 pianists. Six accomplished musicians perform in the Recital Finals on Wednesday evening, also broadcast live on WCLV-104.9 FM. At the end of that performance, the jury determines the three pianists who will move on to the Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. On Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm, that evening's performances feature complete concertos and one finalist will emerge as the 2018 Cooper champion—with a grand prize of $20,000.

Fifteen competitors perform for 15 minutes each    
10 am and 2 pm

All Oberlin performances are free and take place in Warner Concert Hall (77 W. College St.) on the beautiful campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory. 

Severance Hall tickets: Call 1-800-686-1141 or click here for tickets to the Concerto Finals July 20 at Severance Hall. Tickets start at $13. All students under age 18 are admitted free with a paying adult.

Details about the participants and each round can be found at the official Cooper Competition website, and updates on the action will be posted on the Cooper Competition's official Facebook page.

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Administrative, Conservatory Summer Programs, Conservatory of Music


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Anna Hoffmann

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