Como Piano

The Lake Como pianists performance served as the official launch of a groundbreaking partnership
that makes Oberlin the North American home of the esteemed piano academy. September 27, 2015
Photo: Yevhen Gulenko

Oberlin Conservatory is the U.S. home of the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy, an exclusive partnership with Italy’s esteemed International Piano Academy Lake Como. Each year, the Oberlin-Como Academy welcomes master artist-teachers to campus for a series of residencies that include recitals and master classes with Oberlin-Como Fellows and Oberlin students. (Pictured is current Oberlin-Como Fellow Allesandro Deljavan of Italy.) All events are free and open to the public.

Additional residency details to be announced.


  • September 11–20 | William Naboré, Oberlin-Como Director
  • October 8–12 | Martino Tirimo, Guest Artist in Residence
  • November 18–21 | Peter Frankl, Guest Artist in Residence
  • February 19–23 | William Naboré, Oberlin-Como Director
  • March 9–12 | Paul Badura-Skoda, Guest Artist in Residence

Piano 2018 | Violin 2019
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$20,000 first prize

Presented each July by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cooper Competition showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. Five days of performances on campus give way to the thrilling Concerto Finals at Severance Hall, where three finalists compete for the grand prize in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra.

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