The Cliburn


Watch the Van Cliburn Memorial Concert

Eight Cliburn award winners performed Feb. 27 in Sundance Square to honor Van Cliburn. The Clibur...

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A Year for Collaboration

The success and forward momentum of great artistic organizations depend largely on the strength o...

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John Giordano steps down as jury chairman

Tribute concert planned for April 7, 2015 featuring seven gold medalists and one silver medalist ...

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Vadym Kholodenko named FWSO Artistic Partner

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has formed its first-ever “artistic partnership” with 2013 Clib...

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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Cliburn to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.



The Cliburn is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors, elected for a four year term. It is sustained by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, the tireless efforts of volunteers, and embraced by the community of Fort Worth. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a proud member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.