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

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Rounds & Repertoire

Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Sunday, May 28, 2017
PRELIMINARY ROUND (30 competitors)

Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 45 minutes in length. The repertoire for this recital will consist of works chosen by the pianist and must include the commissioned work of four to six minutes in length, written by Marc-André Hamelin. Only complete works will be accepted.

 

Thursday, May 25
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, May 26
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 27
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 28
10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
20 QUARTERFINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Monday, May 29, 2017–Tuesday, May 30, 2017
QUARTERFINAL ROUND (20 competitors)

Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 45 minutes in length. The repertoire for this recital will consist of works chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary Round may not be repeated. Only complete works will be accepted.

 

Monday, May 29
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
12 SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED 

Thursday, June 1, 2017–Monday, June 5, 2017
SEMIFINAL ROUND (12 competitors)

The Semifinal Round will be held in two phases.

 

Phase I: Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 60 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds may not be repeated. Only complete works will be accepted.

 

Phase II: Each pianist will perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.

Repertoire must be chosen from the following:
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595

 

Thursday, June 1
Semifinal Recital 1, 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, June 2
Semifinal Recital 2, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal Recital 3, 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 3
Semifinal Recital 4, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal Mozart 1, 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 4
Semifinal Recital 5, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal Mozart 2, 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, June 5
Semifinal Recital 6, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal Mozart 3, 7:30 p.m.
6 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, June 7, 2017–Saturday, June 10, 2017
FINAL ROUND (6 competitors)

The Final Round will be held in two phases.

 

Phase I: Each pianist will perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet.

Repertoire must be chosen from the following:
Brahms : Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Dvořák : Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Franck : Piano Quintet in F Minor
Schumann : Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

 

Phase II: Each pianist will perform a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. The pianists may choose any work scored for full symphony orchestra and piano.

 

Wednesday, June 7
Final Chamber 1,  7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 8
Final Chamber 2, 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, June 9
Final Concerto 1, 7:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 10
Final Concerto 2, 3:00 p.m.
AWARDS CEREMONY, 7:00 p.m.

RULES AND PROCEDURES RELATING TO REPERTOIRE

1. Total performance times include applause and pauses, and will be strictly enforced. The jury retains the right to stop a performance if the pianist exceeds the allotted time. Repeats are at the discretion of the pianist.

 

2. All works must be performed by memory, except for the commissioned work and the piano quintet. A page turner will be provided as needed.

 

3. If requested, pianists must supply a copy of the edition of the score used in the preparation of each work performed to the Cliburn.

 

4. The commissioned work will be sent to pianists no later than March 25, 2017.

 

5. Changes in submitted repertoire or running order may be made only with permission from the Cliburn. No changes will be accepted after April 3, 2017. 

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