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The Cliburn will present the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists.

The 2017 Cliburn competitors hail from all over the world, representing 16 nations: Russia (6), South Korea (5), the United States (4), Canada* (3), Italy (2), Algeria*, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom (*one competitor has dual Algerian/Canadian citizenship, and both nations are counted here). There are 21 men and 9 women, and the competitors range in age from 18 to 30.

Preliminary Round | May 25-28

  • Thirty competitors will perform 45-minute recitals, including the commissioned work by Marc-André Hamelin

Quarterfinal Round | May 29-30

  • Twenty quarterfinalists perform 45-minute recitals

 Semifinal Round | June 1-5

  • Twelve semifinalists perform 60-minute recitals
  • Twelve semifinalists perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan

Final Round | June 7-10

  • Six finalists perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet
  • Six finalists perform a piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Awards Ceremony | June 10

The Cliburn will present the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists.

The 2017 Cliburn competitors hail from all over the world, representing 16 nations: Russia (6), South Korea (5), the United States (4), Canada* (3), Italy (2), Algeria*, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom (*one competitor has dual Algerian/Canadian citizenship, and both nations are counted here). There are 21 men and 9 women, and the competitors range in age from 18 to 30.

Preliminary Round | May 25-28

  • Thirty competitors will perform 45-minute recitals, including the commissioned work by Marc-André Hamelin

Quarterfinal Round | May 29-30

  • Twenty quarterfinalists perform 45-minute recitals

Semifinal Round | June 1-5

  • Twelve semifinalists perform 60-minute recitals
  • Twelve semifinalists perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan

Final Round | June 7-10

  • Six finalists perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet
  • Six finalists perform a piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Awards Ceremony | June 10

The Cliburn will present the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists.

The 2017 Cliburn competitors hail from all over the world, representing 16 nations: Russia (6), South Korea (5), the United States (4), Canada* (3), Italy (2), Algeria*, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom (*one competitor has dual Algerian/Canadian citizenship, and both nations are counted here). There are 21 men and 9 women, and the competitors range in age from 18 to 30.

Preliminary Round | May 25-28

  • Thirty competitors will perform 45-minute recitals, including the commissioned work by Marc-André Hamelin

Quarterfinal Round | May 29-30

  • Twenty quarterfinalists perform 45-minute recitals

Semifinal Round | June 1-5

  • Twelve semifinalists perform 60-minute recitals
  • Twelve semifinalists perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan

Final Round | June 7-10

  • Six finalists perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet
  • Six finalists perform a piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Awards Ceremony | June 10

WHEN

WHERE

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
http://www.cliburn.org/

TICKET INFO

$10-$180 per session, depending on session.
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