The Cliburn

2013 Cliburn Competition Winners

Since its inception in 1962, the Cliburn has remained committed not only to identifying young pianists who represent the highest in artistic achievement, but also to nurturing these artists and launching their careers. To this end, the Cliburn arranges for hundreds of recital, festival, and orchestra concert engagements across the United States, commission-free, for the six finalists in the three years following the Competition. Winners are available for solo, chamber, and orchestra concerts, as well as for master classes, outreach activities, and other education programs. The Cliburn provides full artist services, including publicity, programs, visas, and logistics support.

Contact Sandra Doan, director of artistic planning, at for information.

Click here for a listing of current Winners Tours.

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Winners News


Cliburn medalist wows the crowd at McAfee Concert Hall

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RANA REVIEW: Washington Times

Pianist Beatrice Rana in an auspicious Discovery debut.

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Van Cliburn winner astonishes Portland audience with supreme skill.

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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.


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