Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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Yekwon Sunwoo, 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition winner
Photo courtesy of The Cliburn

The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition features 30 of the world’s top emerging pianists as they strive to perform their best on an enormous world stage, in hopes of launching international careers.

The 30 competitors are Tianxu An, China, age 23; Yangrui Cai, China, 21; Albert Cano Smit, Spain/Netherlands, 25; Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28; Federico Gad Crema, Italy, 23; Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31; Francesco Granata, Italy, 23; Arseniy Gusev, Russia, 23; Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20; Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20; Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30; Elizaveta Kliuchereva, Russia, 23; Shuan Hern Lee, Australia, 19; Andrew Li, United States, 22; Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18; Denis Linnik, Belarus, 26; Kate Liu, United States, 28; Ziyu Liu, China, 24; Jonathan Mak, Canada, 25; Georgijs Osokins, Latvia, 27; Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26; Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28; Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27; Vitaly Starikov, Russia, 27; Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23; Yutong Sun, China, 26; Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28; Sergey Tanin, Russia, 26; Yuki Yoshimi, Japan, 22; and Xiaolu Zang, China, 22.

The preliminary rounds will take place June 2-4, the quarterfinal rounds will take place June 5-6, the semifinal rounds will take place June 8-12, and the final rounds will take place June 14-18. The finals concerts on June 17 and 18 will be simulcast for free in Sundance Square Plaza. There will also be a family festival prior to the concert on June 18.

The preliminary and quarterfinal rounds will be at the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, while the semifinal and final rounds will be at Bass Performance Hall.

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Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU
2900 W. Lowden St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102


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