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EOIVC 2020 January 14-26, 2020

Meet EOIVC 2020 Chairman of the Jury 

David Cerone  

David Cerone, Mus.D, served as President of The Cleveland Institute of Music from 1985 to 2008.  He served on the faculty of the Oberlin College-Conservatory of Music for nine years.  He founded the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar in 1974, and in 1981, accepted the position of Chairman of the Violin Department at The Curtis Institute of Music. In 1985, with his wife, violinist Linda Sharon Cerone, he co-founded the ENCORE School for Strings in Hudson, Ohio.


He made his Cleveland Orchestra solo debut in 1987 with maestro Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor, and in October 1987, he world-premiered Donald Erb's View of Space and Time for violin and chamber ensemble.


He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, in 2009 and received the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Music.

Dr. Cerone has served on the jury panel of numerous national and international violin competitions, including the Paganini, Lipizer, Sion, Thibaud, Qingdao and, most recently, the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.