Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
May 25 - June 10, 2017

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
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Sean Chen, the Crystal Award 2013

Hailed as a charismatic rising star with “an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), the American pianist Sean Chen won the Crystal Award…

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Inside the Cliburn #7 - Culture Capital

The world renowned Cliburn Competition is not the only cultural game in town. Get ready for a tour of Forth Worth: you'll visit the Van Cliburn Way, the Modern art Museum of Fort Worth, the Sid…

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Inside the Cliburn #6 - Vadym Kholodenko

An exclusive interview with Vadym Kholodenko, the Gold Winner of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2013

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Collaborative Magic

In the heat of the semifinal round, Maestro McGegan and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra deserve an award for most outstanding supporting cast. The orchestra and Maestro have been nothing short of…

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Mozart Galore

Guess what? I've got a fever and the only prescription is more Mozart!

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Play to Your Strengths

Cliburn competitors are extraordinary musicians capable of virtually anything, but every great performer programs to highlight their strengths. In today's semifinal recitals, each performer shared…

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Inside the Cliburn #5 - Backstage Mom

Watch Kathie Cummins explaining what backstage mothers do. "Mainly, I convince the competitor to get on the stage. Sometimes, it’s a gentle push, and sometimes I need to let them alone. [...] They’re…

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Palpable Pressure

Preliminary, Quarterfinal, and now we are on to the Semifinal round of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition! The competition is heating up and we are eager to see who can handle…

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The First Winner

In 1962, Ralph Votapek is the Gold Medalist of the First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. It was also the year of the Cuban missile crisis, at the height of the cold war. Let’s discover…

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