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Competition News

Amateur Video Contest Winner Announced

Alfredo Garcia, Jr., a 60-year-old senior financial advisor with Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, h...

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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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Junior Competition and Festival Announced for June 2015

Open to pianists age 13 to 17; Applications available April 1, 2014.

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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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