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Curtis Stocks Cleveland Competition Roster

The Curtis Institute of Music made out like a bandit at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At least so far. Seven Curtis students or graduates are on the list of 34 contestants:

Curtis Stocks Cleveland Competition Roster

The Curtis Institute of Music made out like a bandit at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. At least so far. Seven Curtis students or graduates are on the list of 34 contestants:

- Dmitri Levkovich from the Ukraine (pictured)

- Kuok-Wai Lia, China

- Yunqing Zhou, China

- Yekwon Sunwoo, Korea

- Pallavi Mahidhara, U.S. and India

- Kwan Yi, U.S. and Korea

- Eric Zuber, U.S.

Contestants were culled from 260 applicants, 130 of whom auditioned.

First prize is $50,000, a recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, a Naxos recording, professional management and worldwide engagements worth about $100,000.

Just getting to the final round grants contestants quite a nice plum. The four finalists perform concerti with the Cleveland Orchestra.

The competition runs July 28 to August 9 at the Cleveland Play House and Severance Hall.

Peter Dobrin Inquirer Classical Music Critic
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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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