The Cliburn

Record Number of Entries

Two-hundred and ninety applications representing 43 nations have been received from pianists for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 25–June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas USA.

Approximately 140 prospective competitors will be chosen to move on to the Screening Auditions, where they will each play a 40-minute recital.

The Screening Auditions schedule will be announced on December 13; they will take place in January and February, and will begin in London. Other Auditions sites include Hanover, Budapest, Moscow, Seoul, New York, and Fort Worth. The Auditions are free and open to the public to attend.

The Screening Jury includes:

• Dmitri Alexeev (Russia)
• Michel Beroff (France)
• Janina Fialkowska (Poland/Canada)
• James Parker (Canada)
• Pamela Mia Paul (United States)

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FAST FACTS ABOUT THE APPLICANTS

  • 202 men, 88 women
  • The age range is 17–29; the youngest pianists will have turned 18 on or before May 25
  • 43 nations comprising 6 continents are represented
  • The country with the most applicants is the United States (53), followed by China (52), and South Korea (40).

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.

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Governance

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.

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Fort Worth, TX 76102
817.738.6536

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