The 2015 Cliburn Junior Competition competitors hail from all over the world, representing 13 countries: the United States (9), China (4), Canada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tajikistan. They range in age from 13 to 17. A selection committee chose the competitors from an impressive applicant pool of 160 young pianists, through online applications and video submissions of 15 to 20 minutes.
The inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival jury—an excellent assemblage of top international performing pianists and educators, each with a strong reputation for encouraging and inspiring young artists
The Cliburn thanks the following major supporters for their support of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival:
Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation, Steinway Hall - North Texas / Houston, Texas Christian University, The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc., The Ryan Foundation, William E. Scott Foundation, The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
The Cliburn thanks the following for their support of this webcast:
Fort Worth Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts
Participants can vote once per day for a competitor active in the Competition at that time.
Results will be tallied on Sunday, June 28, and the competitor with the most votes will be awarded the Audience Award at the Final Awards Ceremony, with a cash prize of $1,000.