Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition

July 18-26, 2013


The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up to offer an important new international competition for young musicians. The Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition at Oberlin, sponsored by Thomas and Evon Cooper of Massachusetts, is open to musicians between the ages of 13 and 18.

Now entering its fourth year, the competition culminates in a final round at Severance Hall in Cleveland, where the top three competitors perform a full concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra. The Severance round of the competition is open to the public, giving Ohioans and others a chance to hear some of the most promising young musicians in the world perform with an internationally renowned orchestra.

The Cooper International Competition alternates annually between piano and violin. The debut competition took place in summer 2010 for pianists, followed by a 2011 competition for violinists.

cooper website