The Cliburn

2017 Competition Schedule

Thursday, May 25, 2017–Sunday, May 28, 2017

PRELIMINARY ROUND (30 competitors)
Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 45 minutes in length. The repertoire for this recital will consist of works chosen by the pianist and must include the commissioned work of four to six minutes in length, written by Marc-André Hamelin. Only complete works will be accepted.

Thursday, May 25
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 26
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 28
10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

20 QUARTERFINALISTS ANNOUNCED

 

Monday, May 29, 2017–Tuesday, May 30, 2017
QUARTERFINAL ROUND
Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 45 minutes in length. The repertoire for this recital will consist of works chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary Round may not be repeated. Only complete works will be accepted.

Monday, May 29
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30
10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

12 SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED 


Thursday, June 1, 2017–Monday, June 5, 2017
SEMIFINAL ROUND 

The Semifinal Round will be held in two phases. Phase I: Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 60 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist. Repertoire from the Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds may not be repeated. Only complete works will be accepted. Phase II: Each pianist will perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan. 

Thursday, June 1
7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 4
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 5
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

6 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017–Saturday, June 10, 2017
FINAL ROUND 
The Final Round will be held in two phases. Phase I: Each pianist will perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet. Phase II: Each pianist will perform a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. The pianists may choose any work scored for full symphony orchestra and piano. 

Wednesday, June 7
Final Chamber 1,  7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8
Final Chamber 2, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 9
Final Concerto 1, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 10
Final Concerto 2, 3:00 p.m.


AWARDS CEREMONY, 7:00 p.m.

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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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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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